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Just got done installing the Cobra 75WXST with the Bandi mount.
Double check all the ground.
STILL NO SOUND. At all. Nothing. Even when turning on and off.

Is there supose to be any sound (beep or static) from the unit upon start up?

Two things I can think off.
1- the unit (Cobra) is defective. But it powers up and show a reading.
2-still isn't grounded properly.

Is there supose to be continuity between the the ant base and the Bandi mount stud (where the lock (nylon) nut is tighten down on the Bandi mount? I am not getting any continuity between those two spots when I was checking around with my multimeter. I even removed more paint on the hinge hole as per Bandi instruction.
 

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the ring has a connection to the two conductors in the wire . one the shield is ground and on the other side of the ring is the signal connected the core of the wire MAKE SURE you have this right as per the instructions.
 

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Iget no beep upon power up.
 

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Also, where the antenna (not sure which one
you have) mounts to the bandi mount, needs
to be cleared of paint so it makes contact...

PICTURES would be a great help, try to get a
few shots of the underside of the mount where
there should be paint cleared off at the antenna...

note part 3 (image 1) of the instructions HERE...
 

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if no beep ill say its a defective unit, and make sure too clear away the paint at the bandi mount bolt hole!
 

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I checked my unit a few miniutes ago, and I
multipal increased tone at startup too...
 

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No tone no nothing upon startup. I am pretty sure it's a defective Cobra.
Now I need to find someone close to me to be 100% sure it is the unit.
Anyone in/near NYC?
 

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Here is my set up.

FireStik -FS2-W Two Foot Tunable tip CB antenna
Firestik - MU8R18 - 2-Piece 18ft "EZ-Install" Single Coax (MU8R18)
Cobra 75WXST Remote CB & Weather Radio (75WXST)
Firestik - SS3M - Stainless Steel Spring (SS3M)
Firestik K4R FireRing Stud Mount (K4R)
Firestik - K1A - Internal Locking Quick Disconnect (K1A)


I mailed ordered my Cobra. Anyone know of any big chain store that might carry this radio(CB)? I would like to go pick one up and send the other one back.
 

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Here is my set up.

FireStik -FS2-W Two Foot Tunable tip CB antenna
Firestik - MU8R18 - 2-Piece 18ft "EZ-Install" Single Coax (MU8R18)
Cobra 75WXST Remote CB & Weather Radio (75WXST)
Firestik - SS3M - Stainless Steel Spring (SS3M)
Firestik K4R FireRing Stud Mount (K4R)
Firestik - K1A - Internal Locking Quick Disconnect (K1A)


I mailed ordered my Cobra. Anyone know of any big chain store that might carry this radio(CB)? I would like to go pick one up and send the other one back.
Does the LED window light up? As others have said, grounding or any other attachments have nothing to do with sound. Either way I would contact the company you bought it from and arrange for a return.
 

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Does the LED window light up? As others have said, grounding or any other attachments have nothing to do with sound. Either way I would contact the company you bought it from and arrange for a return.
LED lights up. Everything works just NO SOUND, NO BEEPS. I run the scan and that works. It will stop on a channel and the meter would move as if I am recieveing, the meterwould move also when I hit the talk button and spea into it.
I have another one on the way, already.
 

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I had a problem with my Cobra 75 and it turned out to be the speaker was malfunctioning. I sent it back to Cobra and they fixed it and Fed Exed it back to me no charge. Their customer service was great.
 

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I had a problem with my Cobra 75 and it turned out to be the speaker was malfunctioning. I sent it back to Cobra and they fixed it and Fed Exed it back to me no charge. Their customer service was great.
x2, bad speaker on mine also (after a few months of use). sounds like you should send it back to Cobra. i got mine back within 10 days...
 

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DEFECIVE UNIT.
I got a new one. Plug it in and ti work fine.
Now all I need is a SWR meter to fine tune it.
Thanx You All.

LEASON LEARN= Hook everything up for a quick test before installing anything.
 

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Great to hear Singha ! Wheewww... makes it
a tad easier to adjust in now I am sure... ;)...
 
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