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Old 23 September 2018, 15:10   #11
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Garmin does radios with removeable mics, which makes replacement easy in the field, but pricey though !
So does Cobra and not pricey. Used them for around thirteen years and never had a fault.
Give some thought to the install to try and give the radio a bit of protection.

In theory they can be left exposed to the elements but they survive better if they're given a bit of shelter particularly the connectors on the back.
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I checked with ICOM this morning, and they provide a 3 yr warranty so no dramas there.

So need to remove the unit and return for repair - a 2 week turnaround.

Really annoying that the microphone is hard wired and only removable with careful disassembly. This sucks. Very poor design IMHO.

I think what I'll do is buy a new VHF and sell the 323 once it is repaired, which will allow me to do a remove / install as a single job, as opposed to two separate jobs with downtime.
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A removable mic is just another set of connections to get corroded & fail. Never had an Icom fail on me, but then I don’t go banging them on the console
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A removable mic is just another set of connections to get corroded & fail. Never had an Icom fail on me, but then I don’t go banging them on the console
I never said I banged it on the console. I tapped it grill down onto palm of my hand, which of note, was considered standard practice according to ICOM tech support.
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I never said I banged it on the console. I tapped it grill down onto palm of my hand, which of note, was considered standard practice according to ICOM tech support.


I never said “you” did either, I said I hadn’t
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I never said “you” did either, I said I hadn’t
Bravo sir, well played
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So need to remove the unit and return for repair - a 2 week turnaround.

Really annoying that the microphone is hard wired and only removable with careful disassembly. This sucks. Very poor design IMHO.
Internally the microphone is a very simple device. The actual microphone will be a simple electret device costing not much more than pennies and the PTT will be a couple of contacts which make the circuit - often a slide switch is used and the external button simply slides the contacts across.

If it's not corroded to buggery inside and you're handy with a soldering iron, you might sort it in 20mins or so. Pop the screws out and take a look inside.
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Why would you break out a soldering iron and potentially knacker what they are replacing for free?
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Why would you break out a soldering iron and potentially knacker what they are replacing for free?
Because it's a two week turn around and the OP is considering buying a new replacement radio. And, you potentially might knacker it but I certainly wouldn't.
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Given you don't understand the difference with a long and ultra long shaft outboard perhaps you should stick to soldering, although maybe something hot isn't a good idea.

However, if you need something soldered properly then give me a shout, I'll show you the ropes
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