Sounds like you are receiving OK and the mike worked on radio #2, so
while it could be something external to the radio, like the rack
connection that you mention, I'd suspect something in the amplifier
path, internal.

Ones like this can be "shotgunned" in the field to a certain point.
Obviously, the first step is to re-rack the radio to see if a bit of
corrosion in the rack connector is broken. The second step is (if
possible) swapping out the radio to see if the problem is internal.
The third step is cleaning each of the connections to the antenna
and then the antenna to frame.

However, at the end of the day, giving the radio to a shop to bench
check isn't expensive and will usually determine if the problem is

A&P, Aero Eng.

--- In, "Kerry Muller" <kmuller@c...>
> Cudos to Steve Cote for hosting the BAC NE flyin at BAF - and the
> weather cooperated just enough. Nancy and I had a real nice time
> meeting all you folks. I especially enjoyed the "show and tell"
> session as we all walked from plane to plane.
> I did have a problem with one of my radios upon leaving. I
> ground was ignoring me but they finally responded, then lined up
> the taxi way I switched over to tower and he apparently could not
> hear me even though one of you guys behind me in line could.
After I
> figured out what was going on and switched radios all was fine,
> as I got close to home, about 10 miles out I asked for a radio
> and was told loud and clear.
> As I think back there have been a few times when approach just did
> not answer my calls. Most of the time I fly out of an uncontrolled
> field so maybe I was unaware of a problem. Maybe what I have is an
> intermittant problem with #1.
> I'm going to try pulling it out and reseating it just to refresh
> connection. Anyone know if this is a common symptom of something
> worse?

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