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Old 12 June 2003, 04:10   #11
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Greetings Wavelength
Just looked it up and theM45 looks like the US flush mount of M5x range. I've got a spare mic with out the hi/low in black, if thats any use & it fits!
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Old 12 June 2003, 09:13   #12
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Wow - a solution to a problem i did not even know i had!

My Icom M59 has even been into a repair shop for this and they said there was nothing wrong with it - sure enough it worked fine untill one very wet day voilar - same problem.

This also happened to me at the RIBnet meet in Plymouth when i decreed the M59 a peice of old cr** and got the handheld out...

I was even thinking of buying a new radio...

But thanks to RIBnet there is an answer! Now, pass the snips...
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Old 12 June 2003, 14:26   #13
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Thanks jelly. I have bitten the bullet and taken the thing out of the consol (which I have been trying to avoid having to do cos its a pain to get back in) and taken it in to the local lad who knows about these things! I'll see what he has to say tomorow when I go back for it. (thanks also for the e mail James-I have emptied some stuff out of my PM box now).
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Old 19 June 2003, 18:12   #14
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Think we have sorted the icom m45 lo power problem. stray rf from the aerial wire. When I put it in I thought the outer wire wrap was terrible quality on the coax - not so much wire more sort of bum fluff! Put emergency aerial on it out of the grab bag with some good coax on it and it seems fine now as long as the aerial is far enough away from the mike. put the mike near the aerial itself and its away again back to lo power. but being near the coax where it runs thru the consol no longer affects it. Oooooh i'm so happy!
so its a big apology to Icom cos it wasnt their kit at fault and a big raspberry to the deceased sowester whose aerial and coax it was (now both in bin). must go and buy good aerial and even better coax tomorrow.
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Old 23 June 2003, 18:56   #15
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Quick mail to Icom got this response

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Dear Julian,

Thanks for the E-mail. Yes, we have encountered this problem before and exactly for the reason you describe. If the CH16 revert facility is not required the easiest solution is to cut the wire inside the mic that runs to the hanger 'button'. Simply open the mic up by removing the five screws on the back and cut & tape the lead that runs to the back plate.

Hope this helps

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Chris Ridley
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I did mail back to ask if this ruined the warrenty but got no reply.... You can also turn off this "feature" by taking it to a dealer, but as mine is firmly mounted in the console its the snip for me!

But if anybody is buying a new Icom - get the dealer to turn this feature off when you buy it

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