We currently have, as listed above, an Icom
IC-M502 on the "good old boat" we purchased a couple of years back. Since we got the boat the hand mic was a problem. All of the functions of the transceiver mounted down at the nav station seemed to work fine.
I replaced the hand mic because it was cutting in and out and traced it to some bad connections in the coil cable between the navpod and the mic itself. However, the volume is extremely low with a lot of what I can only describe as "interference"(I don't know if I'm using the correct terminology- sounds a bit like a 60 cycle hum but not quite).
I thought that maybe the cable between the transceiver and mic was shot and since the new one came with a new cable I tried that. No change. Very low audio both receiving and transmitting. Tested with a friend to his handheld and he could barely hear me.
Thoughts? What else could I troubleshoot? Is it possibly the connector at the back of the transceiver? If so, is that repairable?
The admiral is pretty annoyed with me after spending the $$ on the new hand mic and still having problems.