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Need Help Can't Get My Ramsey 25b To Work On Any Stations

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I can't get any volume or range on this thing. I bought it a couple of years ago from a a fellow PCer and can't seem to get it to do broadcast. Have tried numerous stations - no luck. In the Columbus Ohio area, where does a guy take this to get it fixed?

Thanks Guys for any insight or assistance.

Brian

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Not to insult you - is it hooked up right? Didja check to see if you are on the right channel you want by setting it up correctly inside? Is the light on in front? Are you using an antenna?

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LOL - yeah I changed the dip switches to different channels and the LED light is on. Checked it on house radio and car radio - nothing but static. I'm just using the antenna on the unit.

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Fill us in on the testing you have done.

First thing that comes to my mind is to see if it is transmitting. Do you have a receiver that scans? Does it "lock on" the frequency you are using? Does the noise level change when you turn the Ramsey off?

I found that I had to turn the volume up quite a bit on the input for my Ramsey. I figured that out when my stereo locked on to the frequency, but I could not hear anything.

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I bought TWO of these used and neither one worked. I did know they didn't work when I bought them. They both had the same issue --little or no output. If they were set to a station and the receiver turned up really loud, you could hear a little. Both had the same problem -- the RF amp that drives the antennae was blown. This amp is very static sensitive. Try turning your receiver up really loud and listen for any sound to test for this. Also, make sure you have the volume up to a moderate level on your computer.

Good Luck!

Dennis

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I bought TWO of these used and neither one worked. I did know they didn't work when I bought them. They both had the same issue --little or no output. If they were set to a station and the receiver turned up really loud, you could hear a little. Both had the same problem -- the RF amp that drives the antennae was blown. This amp is very static sensitive. Try turning your receiver up really loud and listen for any sound to test for this. Also, make sure you have the volume up to a moderate level on your computer.

Good Luck!

Dennis

You can order a new GAL5 from Ramsey for not a lot of cash, and that will fix them.

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