Anybody had this problem?
Out today - rather wet crossing the shipping lanes out by lands end. Radio set to Ch 77 (Dual Watch).
Every time I pick up the fist mike from the clip it switches to Ch16
Change it back to 77, go to talk and its back to Ch 16
Now... I think I've worked out whats happening - but how do you stop it! - The radio has a "feature" that if you connect the metal mic bracket to the ground of the amtenna whenever you place the mic back on the bracket the radio returns to Ch 16 (I do not have this connection made)
Now what I think is happening - when I grab the fist mic in my wet little hands I am making the contact between the metal knob on the back of the mic and "earth" and it switches to Ch16 - If I didn't touch the metal bit it seemed to stay on Ch 77
So anybody else had this problem (i suspect will only show if you and the boat deck etc is very wet!!)
Does anyone know how to turn off this feature?