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Old 11-04-2011, 15:13   #16
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Re: Wireless VHF RAM?

This is not the unit we are talking about. Here is what I am seeing:

Amazon.com: 2.4GHZ Full-fuction Wireless Digital Remote for Um Series: Electronics
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Old 11-04-2011, 18:15   #17
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Re: Wireless VHF RAM?

SV Escape Plan,

Sorry, I thought you were looking for the Uniden UM-625C radio
Here are some listings for the Whamx4 remote.

Uniden WHAM X4 Wireless Microphone

Uniden WHAMx4 wireless microphone/second station kit | eBay

UNIDEN WHAMX4 WIRELESS REMOTE WHITE | Coast2Coast Marine

Uniden whamx4 wireless remote at TheFind.com - search, discover and compare prices

Uniden WHAMx4 Black Remote Mic

Uniden, WHAMX4 BK , Wireless Remote f/ES Series, Black
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:10   #18
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Re: Wireless VHF RAM?

Thanks for the links. Glad to hear they are available. Can any current owners speak to the battery life issue? Im wondering what to expect out of a charge if its jsut sitting in recieve mode in the cockpit and not being used (transmitted) a lot? 4-6 hours? Thinking maybe it would make sense to get two of these?
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You can easily get 8+ hours in listen mode. I have never run mine down where I could not use it. I installed a switch on my remote cradle so I only charge it when I want to. I usually flip the switch during the day when my Solar panels are topping off the house batteries. The remote seems to get warm if I just leave in all the time, even if the battery is already full.

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Re: Wireless VHF RAM?

8+ hours in receive is my experience as well. Even if you forgot or missed a recharge, remember, the wired mic on the VHF is still there and functional so there is never potential to lose communications entirely.
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Re: Wireless VHF RAM?

8+ hours on standby sounds great. I would likely only use it when underway. When at anchor the endless chatter on VHF would drive me nuts. I mostly just like to monitor 13 for commercial traffic. Im really glad that this wireless mike seems to be well recieved as its one less hole to drill and set of wires to run. Now I just need to buy the new VHF to go with the mike... Thanks all.
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Re: Wireless VHF RAM?

I also get about 8 hours out of the batteries. This seems reasonable but it does mean you are running out of battery when coming into a harbor after a long day. This is a good reason to have two handsets or install the charging station in the cockpit.

The charging station is very well designed. It mounts to something vertical (like the side of a helm or inside of a coaming). The handset drops in and snaps out easily. There's a little red LED that shows it's charging. The idea of installing a switch is a good one. What I do instead is pop it out and put it in the drink holder when I figure it's fully charged.

Of course, I then have a problem of where to put the drink

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