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Old 22 February 2005, 03:39   #31
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i av jus dun diss wiv mi IMOC M3. itt iz noww ful ov fkin worter

dats de lasst fkin tyme i foloww de manyewfakturers instrukshuns.

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Yeah nice one Garf you knobber!!!
As you have just found out the M3 is not waterproof!

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Old 22 February 2005, 04:41   #32
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Thanks Jon

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Hi Neil

Silicon grease is ideal.
Just pull the knobs off clean and grease the shaft.
This is not something you need to do every week but once every few months will be great.

The sniffness is normally due to the build up of dried out sea water.

If you flush the radio with fresh water after each use will keep the build up down as well.
For hand helds run them under a cold water tap after use.

I hope that helps.

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Thanks for the reply Jon - very helpful.
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Old 22 February 2005, 05:17   #33
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To side track slightly and go back to the question of good or bad 'uns.

I have a cobra fixed DSC/VHF.

Good points:
1) cheap
2) waterproof
3) ease of installation (small size)
4) fist mic/speaker for use while motoring (hold it near your ear)

Not so good points:
1) Not watertight (misting).
2) Internal speaker not powerful enough (its on the fist mic).
3) Mic sensitive to wind noise.
4) Speaker fills with water and has to be shaken out before use.
5) Only 10 MMSI memories.
6) Not able to directly type in an arbitary MMSI, it has to be stored first.
7) Distress switch cover keeps falling off.
8) Buttons on fist mic for channel up/down easily pressed by accident. (have now disabled these switches)

If I had been able to trial it, I would have saved up and bought an Icom or Navman.

For hand held I have an Icom ICM1 euro. Only critiscism is the battery contacts rot and the niCads have perished as well, though it is a few years old now. Replacement battery from Icom 90 . Brand new radio 128 .!!!!! Could I buy a radio, charger, power lead and dry cell adaptor for 38 please.

I dont mind paying out for realistically priced spares, but... Even RS can do the cells for around 20. So a price of around 40 for a battery pack is a much more sensible price.Maybe Jon can answer why replacements bits are so expensive whereas I can get the whole package for a little more.

Over to you Jon .


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Old 22 February 2005, 05:42   #34
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As you have just found out the M3 is not waterproof!
orl rite den eyll ammend yorr horijinul powst

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For hand helds run them under a cold water tap after use orl eksept de M3 wich aynt fkin worter prewf
i fink dat diss iz a cunninng sayls ployy. bruksy tels yew to dipp yorr fkin raydio inn de worter an den itts fukt sow yoov gotta gow an by a noo wan

i wil bee in tuch wiv iz sooperiers

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Old 22 February 2005, 06:16   #35
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I had heard that there is no Distress menu on that unit either.
i.e. you can not select the nature of your Distress.

As far as the batteries for the M1Euro go:-
BP185 (as supplied) 31.20 + VAT
BP186 (High capacity) 38.40 + VAT.

There is no dry cell option for that radio.

Not sure why you were charged 90! seems a bit OTT.
Where did you buy it from?

Ni-cad batteries on average last about 2 years.
If well looked after longer, if not shorter.

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Old 22 February 2005, 06:18   #36
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orl rite den eyll ammend yorr horijinul powst
i fink dat diss iz a cunninng sayls ployy. bruksy tels yew to dipp yorr fkin raydio inn de worter an den itts fukt sow yoov gotta gow an by a noo wan

i wil bee in tuch wiv iz sooperiers

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hif diss waz the kaze I ham shure mi sooperiers wud bee ferry appy!

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Old 22 February 2005, 06:49   #37
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I had heard that there is no Distress menu on that unit either.
i.e. you can not select the nature of your Distress.
Oh yes and that as well.

As for the batteries thats more like it. The price was quoted to me at the LIBS a couple of years ago. Maybe it was a sales technique to make me buy a new 'un.

I will PM you and order one.
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Old 22 February 2005, 06:59   #38
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Oh yes and that as well.

As for the batteries thats more like it. The price was quoted to me at the LIBS a couple of years ago. Maybe it was a sales technique to make me buy a new 'un.

I will PM you and order one.
Many thanks.
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Swifty

We don't do direct sales.
Any of our dealers will be able to supply you.
You might try The Dinghy Store.

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mi sooperiers wud bee ferry appy!
dat rowgskracher eemayled mee an sed hee ad a problum wiv iz IMOC an didd i noe hoo yorr sooperiers waz.

i sed yus i doo. evverboddy wiv a QI abuv tenn

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And talk about trying to find words which helps minimise the fnaarr fnaarr element!
Is that part of the Antenna?
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