Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Southern Vermont
Yes, That was the case. In the "dooryard", however, on another radio, the bars went all green. And on the radio in the other rig, the Tx from the bike was also good. I clearly heard the sound of just touching the wind-foam on my helmet's mic.
Did I "unscrew" from the base of the radio? Or "unclip"? If that connection is a screw-mount, I definitely did not "work" it - I did unclip the two purple connections I could find in the comm-block area, "worked" them, several times and then greased with something I got from my telephone company brother... I did not have anything dielectic; he said, "this will do the trick". After doing that, I was listening to "skip" from the Carolina's; I have not fired up my old, 20 watt amp in years, and I resisted the temptation....but, I believe that should confirm I'm good to go.
I think I had read a post from you during the week we were assembling the bike, so I checked to be sure the CB antenna was on the correct, port-side, post. I have also "worked" that connection.
Interestingly, after working the connections block, up on the right side of the fairing, the connectors were no longer purple. The one behind the passenger seat-back was a bugger to unclip...and it was different than the ones on the comm-block, like two micro-tabs....? I wonder if I should head back to the highway, (4 miles away) and swap the antennas if I do not get a hit, though I assume that if the wires are "crossed", the FM Radio would not work either....
I have today to try again, then I go back to work, in another state, thru Thursday....
I appreciate your help, and I'll let you know what I get later today... I suspect another issue is that there is just decreased activity in Southern Vermont....I certainly have not been using my rigs like I used to...
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