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Old 21 February 2007, 05:03   #11
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Old 21 February 2007, 09:43   #12
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Old 21 February 2007, 10:58   #13
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Old 22 February 2007, 16:32   #14
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Maybe not. He's probably nursing a hangover after being in Dublin for a week.

I must write to Standard Horizon about the range of my HX270. It's terrible.

Mainly because its lying at the bottom of the Menai Strait.
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Old 22 February 2007, 17:07   #15
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Maybe not. He's probably nursing a hangover after being in Dublin for a week.

I must write to Standard Horizon about the range of my HX270. It's terrible.

Mainly because its lying at the bottom of the Menai Strait.

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Old 22 February 2007, 23:15   #16
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Maybe not. He's probably nursing a hangover after being in Dublin for a week.

I must write to Standard Horizon about the range of my HX270. It's terrible.

Mainly because its lying at the bottom of the Menai Strait.
Tis ok, I am all recovered now!

We had one in a bowl of water for the entire show in Dublin and no problem.
I suggest you get a rubber suit on and go find it David...you might find its still working

With regard to your radio Steve, very odd.
Hand on heart never heard of this.
You may find that the battery needs a couple of cycles to bring to max strength.
Other than that I am at a loss.

I have found the HX-270 to perform as well as any other set I have ever used.

Please give a good work out then come back to me.

Whilst you are on the other side of the world we will sort it for you!!

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Old 23 February 2007, 05:34   #17
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Will do Jon, thanks

The battery had about six hours charge in it when I flew into the office grabbed it and took off on the search, so it hadn't had a full charge from new - it says ten hours in the book. I have now fully charged it so I will discharge it completely and recharge it and see what happens.

Didn't find the poor buggers anyway, and they still haven't turned up
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That unit has a Lithium ion battery, no? Shouldn't take much to break it in (nothing, actually.)

If it is a NiMH battery, allowing it to discharge about halfway and a recharge should get it up to just about full capacity.

Make sure that your antenna contacts are good and solid: pull the antenna, and clean all the mating surfaces (screw threads with a bit of solvent and a Q-tip or such; flat surfaces with a pencil eraser.)

Other than that, well, I don't know. Not much you can do in the way of tweaking a handheld, as far as I know.

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That unit has a Lithium ion battery, no? Shouldn't take much to break it in (nothing, actually.)

If it is a NiMH battery, allowing it to discharge about halfway and a recharge should get it up to just about full capacity.

Make sure that your antenna contacts are good and solid: pull the antenna, and clean all the mating surfaces (screw threads with a bit of solvent and a Q-tip or such; flat surfaces with a pencil eraser.)

Other than that, well, I don't know. Not much you can do in the way of tweaking a handheld, as far as I know.

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All the range, at this time, is NiMH.

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Old 23 February 2007, 16:35   #20
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That unit has a Lithium ion battery, no? Shouldn't take much to break it in (nothing, actually.)

If it is a NiMH battery, allowing it to discharge about halfway and a recharge should get it up to just about full capacity.

Make sure that your antenna contacts are good and solid: pull the antenna, and clean all the mating surfaces (screw threads with a bit of solvent and a Q-tip or such; flat surfaces with a pencil eraser.)

Other than that, well, I don't know. Not much you can do in the way of tweaking a handheld, as far as I know.

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As Jon said, it is a NiMH battery.

I have had the antenna off and put it back on and I did notice the receive seemed better so I will clean the antenna contacts with electrical contact cleaner before I go out, maybe it is just some crud on the connector. Hopefully tomorrow will be a decent day for ribbing as there is an attempt to gather almost all the FI-registered fishing vessels in the harbour at once which should make for a decent photo
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