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Old 25 August 2004, 18:12   #11
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Martins
Boat name: MATRIX
Make: Jeanneau Leader 805
Length: 8.05
Engine: Volvo KAD 43 Diesel
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 248
I too have a beeping Simrad I just turn it off and on. My dificulty is that I commissioned a guy who was doing marine electronics to order and fit me one. He did this and didnt send me an invoice, I chased for invoice, he then left the Island so I have not had mine registered for MMS (sp).

So I have put up with it as it was a free radio and I have no warranty docs or anything as the guy jumped ship and was not a registere Simrad agent.

Also having trouble being understood whilst under way which has happened recently.


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Old 30 August 2004, 17:38   #12
Country: Ireland
Town: Ireland
Boat name: Ally Cat
Make: Several
Length: 6m +
Engine: Several
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 333
I spoke too soon !!

There I was thinking that I had the only non fogging 68 !!

Well today ( a nice warm dry day ) The screen finally fogged on our 13 month old simrad 68. In fairness though ....No Beeping ....Yet !

Does anyone from Simrad read these posts?

Looks like I'll be buying an Icom at the weekend. No point in having DSC when you can't read the screen !!


Originally Posted by Powerboat
We had numerous Sim Rad s here in the school. CE32 Chart Plotters and 64 and 68 VHFs.All bought in 2002 to 2003

All with the exception of one of the 68s have been scrapped after on average a year due to screen fogging.

For some reason the 68 on Ally Cat has refused to fog !! (Must have been a Monday morning radio!!)
We have tried contacting Simrad ...No Joy No Reply. We logged our disapointment at London, Paris, Dublin and Southampton shows....No follow up.

While I am on it we had the same probs with a JRC LCD Radar fitted to a training RIB !!!! JRC not interested either !!!

So we now choose Garmin and ICOM and are happy to reccomend the same to our many students and clients both leisure and professional !!


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Old 31 August 2004, 04:17   #13
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Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Boat name: Saffron
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: I/B Diesel 315hp
Join Date: Nov 2000
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I dont think anyone from Simrad does read this Forum.
Two reasons:
1. They would have butted in by now and tried to defend/rectify our dissatisfaction.
2. When I spoke to them on the phone they said they did not use the internet (including e-mail) at all because they were getting too many viruses and spams.
Sounds to me they want a new IT guy along with a new Marketing Manager.
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