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Old 28 January 2004, 11:47   #1
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Hello, I am the new boy

Hi there

Am a new member to this forum.

I work for Icom UK as the Marine Dealer Manager.
Have a very keen interest in Rib's.
Like to spend as much time out on them as possible.

Am a qualified radio engineer and install engineer.
Have worked in the radio industry since leavig college.
Apart from 2 and a bit years off playing James Bond!!!

If a can be of any help regarding VHF radio, not just ours please feel free to ask.

Looking forward to helping and learning.

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Old 28 January 2004, 12:13   #2
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Welcome to RIBNET Jon. Hope you had a good Boat show.
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Old 28 January 2004, 12:34   #3
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Hi John,

welcome to the Forum As I recall you have a well developed sense of humour.......which is always a bonus

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Old 28 January 2004, 14:08   #4
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Welcome

I asked questions on a previous thread about making our ICOM set channel 31 and 0 ready.There are obviously legal issues, also in our fixed ICOM set in heavy weather with lots of spray hitting our submersible set, it while wet reverts to ch 16, it was worse until I disconnected the negative in the handset but can manage to do it still on occasion, any thoughts cheers gavin
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Old 28 January 2004, 15:09   #5
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Same problem with my previous M59 euro.

Manifested it's self on my new M601 last weekend as well.

I know what causes it (earthing metal clip, through wet hands etc.), it's still DAMN anoying though...

Any advice appreciated!
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Old 29 January 2004, 04:24   #6
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Thank you for the warm welcome,
Sense of humour still very well intacted!!

Boat Show was fantastic thank you, had a really good show.

We ref to our radio's,

Our dealers will only add private channels on seeing a copy of the licence for them or written approval in the case of 31 and or 0.
Sorry but this is down to the Coastguard and RNLI as they own the licence for these.

Our radio's are designed to return to ch16 if the button on the rear of the mic is earthed. This was added so your radio will always be on 16 when not in use (as it should be)
We understand that this does cause a problem in open boats like Rib's where the user is at the same earth potential as the boat.
The answer is to open the mis then cut and tape the wire going to the rear of the hanger button (normally blue)
Please be sur to tape it!

Hope that helps

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Old 29 January 2004, 05:07   #7
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Cheers Jon, will this affect my warrenty? I accept the idea of monitoring Ch16 but i think it switches off Dual Watch which defeats the point surely?
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Old 29 January 2004, 05:16   #8
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warranty, yes, just be careful.
You could ship it here and I can get the engineers to do it for you.

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Old 29 January 2004, 05:19   #9
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The mike does unplug and i do live in Margate so if it'll keep my warrenty in place can i bring it over one day?
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Old 29 January 2004, 05:19   #10
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Greetings Jon
Sorry I missed you on the Boatshow
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