Lucky Posted April 12, 2010 Share Posted April 12, 2010 Reading Andy's thread about 1 way VHF reminded me about asking the following:- While at Oulton Broad last week, waiting for my call to enter the lock one of the other boats (I think it was Col) shouted over to me that they were calling us. I have a brand new fixed VHF and a portable - we didn't hear a thing. When in the lock I appoligised to Keith (lockkeeper) saying that we didn't hear anything. He said not to worry and also said that sometimes when you are near other higher powered radios your signal would get knocked out. He was talking about the receiving signal. I don't see how this is possible - surely you would be able to 'receive' regardless of what anyone else had on board... I can understand the 'transmit' signal getting lost, but not receiving ? Now I know we have some very very clever radio guys on here and I was wondering if they had ever heard of this before, or do you think it was a case of me getting confused with what he was saying ? But then, why didn't we hear the call on either of our radios ? Squelch was turned down, and volume was up, INT setting etc.. I didn't want to hi-jack Andy's thread, but perhaps there is a common problem ? One last question too:- While using my handheld on high power, when I try to transmit the radio double beeps - which means the channel is busy, if I turn it onto low power its fine. This is on a lot of channels including 16 which obviously you would need to transmit on full power if there was an emergency .. This happens all the time, not just every now and again. I've read the manual a couple of times and there is no explanation for it. My I-phone works perfectly !! lol !!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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