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vx-4000 help

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joey256

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Hello I have a Vertex VX-4000 with remote mount. The radio worked fine a month ago. Now when I transmit you can barely hear me talking and a lot of static noise. It will receive in the same manner even with the volume all the way up. Any help would be appreciated.
 

W2NJS

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Bad antenna? Bad transmission line? Water in the transmission line? Etc. Etc. Doesn't sound as if the radio itself is the problem. You'll have to fix the problem by isolating and testing different parts of the system. Start by connecting an indoor antenna with a short run of cable to the radio and see if the noise disappears.
 

cmpsa

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Typical two-way radio technician matters:

* Check the antenna & coax cable. If antenna or cable is bad, you'll have poor xmit & receive quality.
* In matters where it's the radio itself, if the xmit final goes, the radio will only xmit out like 1-watt or less. But receiving will still be crystal clear. So since both xmit & receive are bad - problem is either PL-259 connector in back of radio, coax or antenna (one of the 3 has an issue/problem).

Hope this helps.
 
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