Our fixed SH VHF
is one year old and I swear that when we first started using it the DCS call ring started at low volume and steadily increased over time to an ear-splitting volume until it was answered. I like that approach.
Now, it just always ring at an ear-splitting volume. We actually jump out of our skin every time it rings now. Perhaps it has always done this and I don't remember it well when new because we didn't use the DSC function as often then.
Strangely, our remote
mic in the cockpit
rings almost inaudibly when a DSC call comes in and the volume does not increase at all with time. It is pretty useless that way, and a friend's identical RAM does the same. Luckily, the base station is so loud that we hear it all the way in the cockpit
(catamaran, so the two locations are just about in separate boats).
I would also like any ideas on this.