Okay, so I am new to CBs and all things related. I just installed a new Cobra. 75 wx st. I am using a 5 foot firestick with the adjustable tip for tuning and a firestick low profile coax cable. All seemed to go well, power up, hooked up to an swr meter and adjusted to channel 1 and 40. Got both to under 1.5, the weather band works fine, but I am not receiving or transmitting. Even when on a traveled interstate. The squelch will adjust as it should but I just don't seem to be getting out. The power output on the radio itself will indicate levels of transmission and reception. It is wired direct to the battery. Any help is much welcomed.