So here's the problem. I bought a 40 channel Midland 75-785 handheld transceiver and acquired a 6.5536 mhz crystal to swap into it. I opened the radio up, desoldered the old crystal, soldered the new one in, and I figured I was done. When I was putting the case back together, I accidentally pulled off a green wire that was coming from the speaker/diplay/mic pc board to, I think, a big solder mess that seems to connect to the external antenna. I soldered it back on, and closed the transceiver back up.
When I turned it on, everything seemed to be working fine, but absolutely no sound was coming through the speaker. The only way I could tell that it was on was by turning up the volume all the way and hearing that barely-perceptible whine. Moving the scquelch setting all the way to zero perhaps no static whatsoever. What could I have done? Was it a bad soldering job of the diode? That green mystery wire? Any help would be greatly appreciated.