I've been active on the cruiser's net here in Abaco
, and this morning one of the neighboring boats with a radio
guru aboard called me after to say that after about a minute of continuous transmission
I got faint, though still very clear. Another station chimed into the conversation to say they had the same result. The original boat
is right next to me, so distance or atmospheric stuff was not a factor
His opinion was either corrosion
in the cable which might have an effect, or the radio heating
up from continuous tx.
As I'm heading back to the states with a pretty big to-do list shortly, for a month, I could send it off to Uniden for a look.
In another forum, during our discussion on anomalies with this radio in a different installation
, since proven to be the cable in the mast
, another user posted that he isn't a great fan of this particular radio, citing other problems which increased over time. Anyone else have this experience with this or other radios, identified it as something other than the radio, and have the solution?
feed for the current installation
runs in our bilge
, and our rudder
post is currently in need of repacking, sending a constant stream of water
down the bilge/limberholes, where I expect there's at least one connection. While that and any other connex are professionally done, I expect some water
COULD have penetrated. I'll have a look at that, first, but would appreciate experienced input.
Skip, in the Bahamas
for another few days before a month ashore
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