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Old 19-07-2014, 16:16   #1
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Ram 3 Remote mike keeps failing

A few months ago my SH Ram3 mike died. I sent it to SH, the rebuilt it and returned it.

Today I took the boat out, called for a bridge opening and nothing.. Long story short, I did a recorded radio check and discovered that the main mike had a good voice and signal. The remote mike had a weak voice and good signal. I shot T-9 into the antenna to radio connection, and into the Ram remote connection.


Anyone else have a similar problem with the remote mike???
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Old 19-07-2014, 16:29   #2
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Re: Ram 3 Remote mike keeps failing

Ours is over 2yrs old with no problems.

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Re: Ram 3 Remote mike keeps failing

Hmmm... Do you treat your connections to prevent them from corroding?

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Re: Ram 3 Remote mike keeps failing

No - it is a gasketed waterproof connector. When not connected, there is a tight rubber cap that fits over the connector.

Haven't seen any indication of corrosion and all the pins and sockets are shiny.

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Re: Ram 3 Remote mike keeps failing

Mark

Thanks popped down to the boat this morning and hit the connection where the extension connections into the radio. After T-9ing all the connections everything worked fine. So there was corrosion somewhere.


Like you I place the rubber cap over the outside fitting when it is not in use.

Any hoot problem solved gotta love boeshield... Just posting as an FYI for others.

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Re: Ram 3 Remote mike keeps failing

Also check to make sure you still have the o-ring gasket on the mike plug end. Several times, that o-ring has dropped out on me when pulling the mike out of the connector.

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