Originally Posted by Tony
ok..Next beep question..why does my Icom fixed VHF make a prolonged beep when I turn it on?
Because it's trying to be helpful. It's saying 'thank you'. It's telling you that you've just switched it on and it's going to do its thing. It's going to listen for you and if you press its buttons it'll talk for you too. It wants you to press its buttons. It really wants to be helpful, just like Red Dwarf's talking toaster. BUT, just like Red Dwarf's talking toaster it is, unknowingly, extremely irritating and therefore an evolutionary dead end.
Take a hammer to it and don't let Kryton rebuild it.