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Old 25 April 2005, 20:13   #1
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Problems with my Icom M1 Euro V

1. My Hand Held VHF will not Send or Recieve unless I am Very close to the person Im Speaking to (About 20 yards)
Unless it's a very strong signal e.g the Coast Guard.

2. Also My Squelch is stuck to my on/off-Volume button so i can not adjust my squelch.

3. It is very quiet, I can only hear something being recieved if i am at slow speed's.

Can anyone help?

I would go out and buy a new one but 200 on a new M1 is a lot to spare at the moment.

Thank you in advance for any help!

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Old 26 April 2005, 03:09   #2
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I think the problem to question 3 is that you have salt crystals built up between the squelch and the volume, have you been rinseing the radio off in fresh water after you have to it wet ?
I use a dob of silicacone grease on the volume and squelch nobs to keep the water out and lubricate it.
As for item 1 what condition is the antenna, I realise that its rubber coated but can you feel any breaks in it? is there corosion on the connection from the antenna to the radio?
What does the battery indicator say ? and have you checked to battery contacts.
If its in date I would be giving Jon B and the service team at Icom a call, they have been able to help me out on many older radios in the past.
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Old 26 April 2005, 03:52   #3
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How old is it?
Do you have the serial number?
I can then check on if it is in warranty or not.

I have to say from here I would agree with Jelly.
It sounds like dried out salt water is causing most of your troubles.

In the hand book of all our waterproof kit we suggest you flush the radio with fresh water after use.
This stops the build up and the troubles you are having.

By all means send it back here and we will be happy to have a look and sort it for you.

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Old 27 April 2005, 19:12   #4
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I use a dob of silicacone grease on the volume and squelch nobs to keep the water out and lubricate it.
James, where can silicone grease be purchased?
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Old 28 April 2005, 03:15   #5
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Hi Richard
I used to get it from RS or maplins, but aquired a few tubes from a ship I was working on. Cant remember the price sorry.
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Should be able to find Silicone grease used for lubricating plasicky parts in toy cars in model shops.

http://www.apexmodels.com/product-se...an=5&catid=101

Or good old RS Components

http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/search/S...quickSubmit=Go

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Old 29 April 2005, 14:24   #7
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Do you have the serial number?
I can then check on if it is in warranty or not.
Hi Jon

The Serial number is: - 0504192

Thanks to everyone for all advice and help

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James, where can silicone grease be purchased?

A decent plumbers merchant should have small tubes too.... Only a quid or 2 I think. Make sure you stress grease.... not sealant....

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Your unit is still under warranty.
Ship it back here with a covering note explaining the faults and the service guys will sort it all out for you.

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