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Old 04 June 2009, 03:51   #11
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Okay so last night I turned the squelch right down and the volume right up and although it was slightly louder it was still barely audibe. Does this confirm the fault is with the set as I would think the aerial has nothing to do with the white noise?
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Old 05 June 2009, 05:06   #12
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anyone out there?
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I'd say so Bazza. Sorry mate
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Bazza;

Sounds like, but if you could swap in either a different antenna or a different VHF, you'd know for sure.

For the antenna, it doesn't have to be mounted (ask around; someone may have a spare in the garage), for the VHF, it's the two power wires and the antenna lead.

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Antennea will not cause a volume issue, this is a real Red Herring.

I have seen this many times and is more likely to be that the unit has got salt water on it, has not been hosed off, salt water has dried and that salt crystals are stopping the speaker from moving correctly.

It is very important to clean you radio after a day at sea or this will happen.
I have SH kit on the boat and alway run fresh water over the radio's to clean out any salt water. Have done this with Icom kit to.

An waterproof radio worth its money should be able to cope with this.

DO NOT JET IT! just let the water run over the radio.

You may need to use a small tool now to push very gently on the speaker to break up the crystals, if at all worried about doing this send it away to be done.

It is worth, as suggested, trying and extenal speaker this will also confirm that the set is working ok.

Hope that helps

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Old 13 June 2009, 12:56   #16
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I swapped the set and all is working fine.

I will now take the other one apart and check the speaker for salt crystals as you suggest.

Thanks for all the replies.
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