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  1. I haven't had a radio in my pickup in about 7 years. When I sold my Dakota and bought my Ram, it was not as easy to mount a radio under the dash so I put it off. I decided tonight to dig out the Grant XL and put in in the Ram for the trip to Macungie. I went to Radio Shack since I couldn't find the power wire, got a new one and a Cig Lighter adaptor so I can switch it from my Ram to the F350 I use for delivery's at work. Found a crappy cell phone type CB antenna in the garage that was still in the package that I have no idea where it came from to test the radio. Hook everything up, replace the 9V in my Road Devil D104, plug it in and she lights up but no volume. Check the squelch and the volume, make sure its on CB not PA etc. Nothing. Key up and the meter moves. Looks like it was receiving too, just no speaker. Got a set of headphones, plug it in still nothing. Then I put the radio down on the floor with the rear down on the carpet and knobs facing up then I hear the speaker kick on. I wiggled the plug and caught the speaker coming on a couple times but I couldn't keep it in the "sweet spot". So I go back into the garage, grab my Cobra 25 GTL just to check if its the new plug or the radio. Plug the Cobra in, lights up, got volume, speaker working etc. OK, so I screw the antenna on and got nothing. Went through all 40 channels, not one thing. So I key up. Nothing. No movement on the meter. This has a standard mic not a power mic. I am bummed. Two radios, neither work. I also have another Uniden that I blew the finals on as well a whole stack of other CB's at my mothers house (strange how my overflow winds up there) so I figured maybe I should just take the good ones too a CB guy and have him check them all out. The Grant I think the jack is messed up, the Cobra I have no idea, and the other Uniden I know I blew the finals on (that thing had a bunch of mods). All the dudes I knew who were deep in the radios back in the late 80's through 90's I lost track of. I know I can probably search the interwebsnets and figure the crap out myself but that's a project that I will never get too. Easier to drop it off, pick it up and be done with it. Do you guys know of a good radio guy in Jersey I can take them too? If I get the three fixed, I can mount one in the General, one in the Ram and the other in the F350 so I don't have to keep switching them from truck to truck. I have a nice set of Wilson whips with mirror mounts for the General and a Wilson 1000 somewhere in this pile for the Ram. The F350 I'll leave the cheap magnet antenna on it since it sits at the shop. Thanks!
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