hear others quite will but can't make any contact digitally or with phone. what's wrong?

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on 20 meters or any other frequency i can hear lots of people but when i try to make contact they never respond. is there some kind of problem with my transmission?
thanks
Jim
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James Madden

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Wattmeter reading okay? If there's propagation to Las Vegas from your end, I'm happy to meet you on the air..
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James Madden

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Maybe sunday after 2pm? What frequency?
Thanks Jim
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Duane, AC5AA

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Have you listened to your signal to see if it sounds OK?
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James Madden

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Whats the best way to listen to the signal? Do i need another receiver? Jim
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Mike Hoing

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Make sure you are on the transmit slice indicated by the red Tx

Make sure your mic setting is set right. Balmifmusing balanced and Mic if using front

Done there a few times each

Mike
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It's the life of a killer receiver. People always refer to those with amps and big antennas on deaf radios as an alligator. I have coined a new term to describe my situation with a 6700 on a wire antenna: "Dumbo - All ears, no mouth."
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Andrew O'Brien

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an easier way to test is to use JT65A, , call CQ and then check PSK Reporter.  It will map who heard your CQ. https://pskreporter.info/pskmap
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James Madden

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Thanks everyone so much. Ill try these suggestions. Jim