. . .but it powers up. I have a Midland Regatta VHF installed on my boat and I never got sound though it did power up. I thought it was due to a bad antenna on the mast so I replaced the antenna. Still same problem.
So, no knowing what to do I thought it would be easier and cheaper to just buy another inexpensive radio which I did do. A Cobra. I installed that and tried it out - it worked. Then a few weeks ago while motoring I went to use it (usually I keep it off on the sailboat as to not draw power) and the same thing. It powers up but no sound - no squelch, no nothing, no screech when I press the speaker button.
??? Any ideas how to proceed to figure this out? Should I try to wire up an external speaker? But that still doesn’t help with the microphone does it?
I am thinking about taking the first radio and putting an accessory plug on it and plugging it into my car; then somehow fixing an antenna to it to test it there. Is that doable?
Thanks in advance - Jim