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Old 09-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an '03 1800. Several months ago, I began having problems with my CB Radio. I can hear my fellow riders clearly, but they say my transmission is very weak and garbled. I have checked the connections under the seat from the radio and the antenna, and have checked the set screws in the antenna. Two Honda dealers told me by phone that the problem may be the radio itself. Is there any thing else I should check first? Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I forgot to mention that I have also checked the helmet connection by using a friend's helmet and cord on my bike, and I got the same transmit problem.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First thing to do now is check the SWR between the radio and antenna if that is good then its in the radio.
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Thanks. I'll try that.
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hey Ron,



let us know what sierra electronics says about the c.b.



nice riding with you guys on sunday
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Sierra said to check the swr, but they think the "final drive" in the cb radio is shot. Got to find someone with a meter and who knows how to use it. It was a great ride Sunday.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If it is sending a signal and it is garbled then more than likely it is not the CB radio but the antenna system that is the problem. Make sure you check the ground strap in trunk for a crack, about 1 1/2" from the bolt at bottom of trunk, as I am seeing this as a problem.
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OK, thanks Wayne. I'll check it.
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Don't know if it makes any difference, but the transmission is more "weak" than garbled, but I'll check the strap tomorrow.
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The garbled transmission maybe due to the weak signal How close are you when transmitting to others? even with bad antenna you will talk 100 feet
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