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Old December 13th 09, 02:53 PM posted to rec.boats.cruising
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Default Uniden 525 VHF and general question

Hi, y'all,

I've been active on the cruiser's net here in Abaco, and this morning one of
the neighboring boats with a radio and antenna guru aboard called me after
to say that after about a minute of continuous transmission I got faint,
though still very clear. Another station chimed into the conversation to
say they had the same result. The original boat is right next to me, so
distance or atmospheric stuff was not a factor

His opinion was either corrosion in the cable which might have an effect, or
the radio heating up from continuous tx.

As I'm heading back to the states with a pretty big to-do list shortly, for
a month, I could send it off to Uniden for a look.

Wilbur, here, isn't a great fan of this particular radio, citing other
problems which increased over time. Anyone else have this experience with
this or other radios, identified it as something other than the radio, and
have the solution?

My antenna feed for the current installation runs in our bilge, and our
rudder post is currently in need of repacking, sending a constant stream of
water down the bilge/limberholes, where I expect there's at least one
connection. While that and any other connex are professionally done, I
expect some water COULD have penetrated. I'll have a look at that, first,
but would appreciate experienced input.

Thanks, y'all

L8R

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