mbird Posted April 6, 2010 Share Posted April 6, 2010 Hi All My boat still has the original VHF fitted (now 16 years old) and seems to be having some problems with range. Over the weekend, calling Mutford and Lowestoft from short distances seemed to be okay, as did the river bridges. However, and further than about 0.5 miles and I seem to be getting no transmission. The set is on full power at these times, and was highlighted yesterday when Col tried to call me. I guess he was around St Olaves, and we were just past Cantley, so not a huge distance. I could hear him clear as a bell, but he was getting nothing from me at all. My aerial is dead vertical and around 7' long so should be in the right position. There is a joint in the cable just under the radar arch that I had to remake, but I would have thought if this was playing up it would affect the Rx as well as the Tx. I would point out that I am going to fit a DSC set in the near future, but was intending to keep the old one for backup. It seems as though this might not be reliable though. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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