85 Aspencade CB radio display is stuck in STDBY?

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85 Aspencade CB radio display is stuck in STDBY?

Postby ravinyar » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Hello all, my Aspy CB is new to me and I am going through to see if the CB radio is working fine. It doesn't display any channel #'s only "STDBY". I take it this means standby. Like - find and push the right button to get me off standby! Or - connect the cable to get me off standby! Connecting the headset and/or flipping the channel selector switch doesn't change the display reading from "STDBY". Volume control and squelch all work fine. Maybe the antenna circuit or connection is open? I don't know. Would anyone have an owners manual for this CB? (i've found electrical schematics and installation manuals...) Help?!!? Thanks - RV

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Re: 85 Aspencade CB radio display is stuck in STDBY?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:58 pm

I've found a couple different installation manuals, as well as an 85 Aspencade owners manual, but NONE of them mention anything about the operation of the CB. I'd suspect this would be a question to pose to the folks at Sierra Electronics.

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Re: 85 Aspencade CB radio display is stuck in STDBY?

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:02 pm

I did a quick search and only found this reference:
The CB kit has the following controls:

* On/off switch
* Volume control, determines volume ratio CB/radio
>>> Squelch: determines the level for switching between radio/cassette and CB. With this you can switch the CB in a sort of standby mode; only when there is activity on the CB, it is selected on the speakers
* H.S. Volume for CD TX: determines the volume in the headset during transmission on CB
* Channel 9: switch for the emergency channel
This is from a German site,The unit may be in standby mode until a signal is received.This may be a part of the vox system.Virgil

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