My old 'Horizon Titan+' VHF
finally died, so yesterday I went down to WestMarine and picked up their 'VHF650' radio
, on sale
I hooked it up last night in exactly the same space as I had the old VHF
, using the same antenna
as before and first the same electrical wiring
as before, but later switching to the wire that was included with the new radio
as a test.
My problem is that my salon
is done entirely with lovely new LED lighting
- the fresh new stuff from China
, bright and completely indistinguishable from halogen lighting
in warmth. I have five 3w fixtures in my salon
currently and plan to expand that by another seven fixtures in the near future.
With the old radio, everything worked great. With the new radio, as soon as the LED lighting is on, the noise
goes way up. Because the noise
is somewhat inconsistent, the squelch control doesn't do much, and the radio just happily crackles and pops through the squelch.
Before I take this radio back to West Marine
, does anyone have any suggestions about what I could do to fix this problem?