Icom 2820 Issue

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Hello fellow radio enthusiasts. I just recently purchased a used IC-2820h dual band transceiver from a friend. He bought it brand new several years ago and never had a problem with it until a few months before I bought it, the radio would not transmit. It still receives local frequencies just fine, but will not transmit anything. The antenna he had was a crappy magnet mount that was actually broken about halfway up the whip where the center load coil is at. Would this be the most likely reason why it receives fine but won't transmit? Or would it be something in the mic? The buttons on the microphone work fine.. or is it in the actual radio? I am ordering a new dual band antenna soon, since I dont have one. The radio is just sitting in my house for now. Any insight you guys might ave would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello fellow radio enthusiasts. I just recently purchased a used IC-2820h dual band transceiver from a friend. He bought it brand new several years ago and never had a problem with it until a few months before I bought it, the radio would not transmit. It still receives local frequencies just fine, but will not transmit anything. The antenna he had was a crappy magnet mount that was actually broken about halfway up the whip where the center load coil is at. Would this be the most likely reason why it receives fine but won't transmit? Or would it be something in the mic? The buttons on the microphone work fine.. or is it in the actual radio? I am ordering a new dual band antenna soon, since I dont have one. The radio is just sitting in my house for now. Any insight you guys might ave would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
You don't mention if you have a Ham license or give a call sign. It is illegal to transmit anything on this radio without a license, so I am reluctant to give further advice.
 

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Transmitting into a load (an antenna is a load) not matched to the transmitter can be detrimental to the transmitter. If part of the antenna was missing, the antenna (load) was probably not matched to the transmitter.
 
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