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Old 23 November 2013, 12:17   #21
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Left the m91d on for 5 to 6 hours today scanning 6 8 11 16 72 77. Received quite a lot of voice comms but didn't transmit. Still showing battery full. Will try using it to transmit tomorrow and see how the battery holds up on day 2. If it lasts 2 days i will be pleased.
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Left the m91d on for 5 to 6 hours today scanning 6 8 11 16 72 77. Received quite a lot of voice comms but didn't transmit. Still showing battery full. Will try using it to transmit tomorrow and see how the battery holds up on day 2. If it lasts 2 days i will be pleased.
sounds good Chris, if you can get a weekend out of a battery that's good news
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Old 23 November 2013, 13:47   #23
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Chris was that with GPS on? In my experience GPS hammers batteries in any device I've ever had with one... I guess there is a lot of maths going on, plus a lot of receieving and amplifying very weak signals!

My Icom EURO M5(?) Will do 2 days including general light transmissions no problem. But no GPS to drain it down. Usually transmitting at 5W.
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The GPS on or off battery life would be interesting as it's the GPS and DSC functionality that is the biggest feature of these two radios, might as well buy a much cheaper one if the battery life is pants with it switched on.
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Old 23 November 2013, 16:35   #25
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That was with gps on, in fact I'm not sure you can turn the gps off (not had time to read all the manual yet).

My main criteria is for it to manage a full days reasonably heavy use as there is no point having a dsc handheld if you go overboard at the end of the day and it's flat. So far it's looking promising on battery life but I will need this weekend and next weekend to test it fully.

The new menu system is very east to use. It does seem to get quite warm in use which did surprise me.

If anyone else is out in the Solent tomorrow with a dsc set I can always give you a call so we can test both dsc operation and voice clarity.
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If no-one is out you should be able to place a test call to Solent using DSC that doesn't require Solent to do anything as its automatically bounced back.

Add "Solent CG" to your address book:
[MENU] [Up /Down] --> "DSC Settings" --> [Enter]
[Up / Down] --> "Individual ID" --> [Enter]
[ADD]
002320011
[Enter]
Solent CG
[Finish] [Enter]


To place the test call:
[MENU] [Up /Down] --> "DSC Calls" --> [Enter]
[Up / Down] --> "Test Call" --> [Enter]
[Up / Down] --> "Solent CG" --> [Enter]
[CALL] (Test message will have the word "Safety" that is OK it is headed Test Message)

I think you may be able to use another DSC set to handle the test.

Doesn't seem possible to switch off the GPS.
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FWIW I was out all day today with the SH set, chatting away to our flotilla in the Solent quite regularly, with GPS on all day, and the battery is still showing as full. Not tried using it over two days without putting on the charger between.

The GPS on the SH can be off, or in power save where it is only turned on for a period every so often - I just leave it on all the time.

We weren't using DSC, just a pre-agreed channel.

I looked at both units at the boat show, and figured it was fair to view at the show and then shop around for a good deal.

Beautiful clear day to be out on the water, great sunset too!
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I'm not going to get down to a force 4 before next weekend anyway I don't think so as much feedback as possible would be appreciated.

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Looks like you got out and got some testing done: SOLENT and ISLE of WIGHT AREA DSC TRANSMISSION LIST
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EUROCARGO SALERNO,ICZI-I (routine) from EUROCARGO SALERNO,ICZI-I  F3 ch73VHF/no freq ACK [13-11-24 10:15:18]
235910073-G (routine) from 235077659-G  F3 ch77VHF/no freq ACK [13-11-24 10:20:19]
! SEARANGER,VREG3-HKG (routine) from SPARTO,P3VW9-CYP  F3 no freq/no freq ACK [13-11-24 10:23:36]
235910073-G (routine) from 235077659-G  F3 ch77VHF/no freq REQ [13-11-24 10:27:31]
235910073-G (routine) from 235077659-G  F3 ch77VHF/no freq REQ [13-11-24 10:28:01]
SD VICTORIA,2BRX2-G (safety) from SD VICTORIA,2BRX2-G  test ACK [13-11-24 11:03:19]
Only one side of the traffic was picked up by ship-tracking's aerial in Ryde - curious why that would be. Especially as it was your hand-held and I guess the other end was trasmitting 5x more power.
Can you fill in any blanks about locations of the two boats etc at the time. They never seem to have much traffic on their DSC log which seems bizzare... ...given the Solent is so busy.
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Just re-looked at that and realised that 235910073 is your handheld being called by the other (higher power) station.
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