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Old 28 January 2004, 10:47   #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, 11:13   #2
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Welcome to RIBNET Jon. Hope you had a good Boat show.
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Old 28 January 2004, 11:34   #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, 13:08   #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, 14:09   #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, 03:24   #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, 04:07   #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, 04:16   #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, 04:19   #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, 04:19   #10
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Greetings Jon
Sorry I missed you on the Boatshow
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Old 29 January 2004, 04:21   #11
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More importantly how comes Stu and James know you?
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Old 29 January 2004, 04:21   #12
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that would be fine,
they can do it while you wait
just ask for me when you get here

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Old 29 January 2004, 04:24   #13
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Hi james

Long time no chat
Hope your well


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Old 29 January 2004, 10:37   #14
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Welcome

Hi Jon,

Welcome to Ribnet. A couple of questions for you.

1. Will you be exhibiting at Ribex in June?

2. If you are or even if you are not would you like to join us for the weekend at the Ribnet Cruise? See crusing thread for all details.

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Old 29 January 2004, 10:44   #15
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We will be there in all our glory
Joke teeth and all (any one who knows me will understand)

We have a stand and aslo using a rib as a demo boat.

As for the invite, thank you very much I will check the list.

Am always up for getting out on the water ( as long as the boat don't have sails!!)

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Old 29 January 2004, 11:11   #16
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More importantly how comes Stu and James know you?


does Trunky want a bun?

I spoke to John on the phone about radios and within about three sentences we were cracking jokes. I don't really know him
but remeber he was a cracking guy.


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Old 01 February 2004, 10:29   #17
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PMR Channels

Hi Jon,

I have recently purchased an IC-M87 handheld VHF. One of the main reasons for choosing this set was the channels for PMR use so that 2 sets can be used as walkie-talkies. However, I can't access the mode to use the PMR channels. How do I do it???

Thanks in advance

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Old 02 February 2004, 02:50   #18
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There seems to be some confusion with this set, which is due to the marine industy and not us.

The PMR chanels are for licenced PMR frequesncies (as per all paperwork for this radio)
The access to these is via a dealer on production of the licence.

The Marine industry has taken it upon its self to call all licence free radio's "PMR's".
This is incorrect.

PMR is the generic term for all land based radio systems.
Like GMDSS is generic for safety at sea communications.

The Licence Free radio system is actually called PMR446.
PMR446 is part of PMR as DSC is part of GMDSS.

I hope that this helps.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me here (01227 741741)
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Old 02 February 2004, 12:22   #19
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OK, I have to confess...most of that goes straight over my head! Basically, can I use the two sets as walkie talkies?

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not without a licence, which will cost you dollar!
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