Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 22 January 2010, 11:37   #1
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,787
RIBase
VHF listening

Hi folks I have looked the search but cannot find what I am looking for!! Like many of you I fine when I am out and about the overall noise level is such that I cannot pick up the VHF. I was wondering how others make sure they hear their radio?

J
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 January 2010, 11:38   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: no name yet
Make: Still building it..
Length: 5m +
Engine: 115 hp
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 582
noisy

Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo View Post
Hi folks I have looked the search but cannot find what I am looking for!! Like many of you I fine when I am out and about the overall noise level is such that I cannot pick up the VHF. I was wondering how others make sure they hear their radio?

J
I tune mine down with the squelch button.
and have an additional speaker.
__________________

__________________
Sonar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 January 2010, 11:57   #3
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
Do you mean not being able to hear through wind noise at speed? I found it impossible so fitted a head phone socket to the console, plugged into the external speaker jack on the back of the VHF. And bought a cheap mono head phone which I can plug in when needed. Works a treat.
__________________
JSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 January 2010, 12:03   #4
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
An external speaker works pretty well, as long as your VHF supports one. I use a little 4" square waterproof speaker mounted on the top of the console. You can hear a call at speed, but may have to slow down a bit to get it clear enough to understand. That assumes, of course, that you've cranked up the volume after getting to speed.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 January 2010, 08:45   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW/SW/Nigeria
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 6m +
Engine: none
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 147
Send a message via MSN to Action Man
Geko helmet with headset
__________________
Action Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 January 2010, 09:26   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: no name yet
Make: Still building it..
Length: 5m +
Engine: 115 hp
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 582
right

Quote:
Originally Posted by Action Man View Post
Geko helmet with headset
Spot on I am sure you can buy spare rubber plugs from the Geko headgear site.
And a speaker to fit from an electrical shop.

Just thinking where would you be able to plug it into the VHS if i has no jack socket.

Into the back of the handset maybe ?
__________________
Sonar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 January 2010, 21:43   #7
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonar View Post
Just thinking where would you be able to plug it into the VHS if i has no jack socket.
Wait; we're watching movies while driving now?

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2010, 10:10   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Fife
Boat name: Tornado
Make: Tornado
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha 80hp Outboard
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 128
I'd say use a Gecko - I'm looking at purchasing a headset for my Gecko...but there so pricey...

External Speakers work a treat as well...
__________________
severncoxswain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2010, 15:39   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 32
A lot of vhf (or vhs if you prefer) radio's are now being fitted with bluetooth so you can then get a bluetooth earpiece.
__________________
Carlsberg Don't train Soldiers,
But if they did,they'd all be Royal Marines.
stafs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2010, 16:49   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,815
Quote:
Wait; we're watching movies while driving now?
__________________

__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.