(Edit - the SWR meter was defective and I exchanged for a working unit, used the instructions and steps below and all is good now!)
Ok guys, I need some help... I installed my Cobra 75wxst last weekend, think everything is grounded properly and today I hooked up an SWR Meter I bought from Amazon. It's more complicated than it needs to be as it says Power Meter & Matcher:
I hooked it up 'in line' and with the top switch all the way left to FWD I keyed the mic and expected the needle to jump so I could calibrate before flipping to REF and taking a reading. Well, the needle didn't move at all. I played with all the switches and dials, nothing happened.
I flipped through some of the channels and was able to hear chatter but I didn't attempt to transmit anything. Does it sound like my SWR meter is dead? I should have gotten something more simple but this was cheap at the time. Any advice on where to go from here? Thank you!
(EDIT: SWR METER WAS DEFECTIVE)