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    Re: Low Volume

    Quote Originally Posted by 0D2C2B372C21450
    I've never quite understood why but the volume on the transmitting radio effects your reception volume.* If transmitting radio volume is turned to low, you will hear only low.
    Two completely different circuits. One can not effect the other, and, I just tested this theory with my handheld and fix mounted radios at a 40 foot distance. I also tested with 2 FSR radios and found the same results. So......with Uniden radios this is not the case. SD what man of radio are you using? While I'm not using Icom or SH equipment, I'm pretty sure they are at least as good as my Uniden stuff.

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    Re: Low Volume

    I've never quite understood why but the volume on the transmitting radio effects your reception volume. If transmitting radio volume is turned to low, you will hear only low.

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    Re: Low Volume

    exactly what im going through with a new in box raymarine Ray49. New antenna et al (new boat too)....very quiet reception....can barely hear, it is receiving, just barely hear it...trasmitting fine. assuming faulty speaker out of box.
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    Re: Low Volume

    Will do guys...

    Thanks again

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    Re: Low Volume

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A7B7070776D1E0
    HHEVISHOT5,* If you know of someone that will let you use their antenna on their boat by running* power to your Raymarine 45 you could eliminate the antenna as a culprit.* I'd hate to see you get a new VHF and have the same issue.*
    Thanks Dennis. One other point is that sometimes the center pin solder job looks good but it is NOT. Try Dennis' idea with a friend and also try an external speaker. These 2 tricks should point you in the in the right direction.

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    Re: Low Volume

    Edd,
    Most initial VHF problems are due to poor solder joints on the antenna cable.* He said that he checked the connections and cleanded them so it may be either a bad speaker or an internal ground like you suggest.*

    A friend had poor reception and transmission until he had someone resolder the antenna connection.* Soldering the connector looks fairly straight forward but it's actually difficult to get the ground connector soldered properly.*

    HHEVISHOT5,* If you know of someone that will let you use their antenna on their boat by running* power to your Raymarine 45 you could eliminate the antenna as a culprit.* I'd hate to see you get a new VHF and have the same issue.*

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    Re: Low Volume

    Yep think I'm going to break out the check book, and replace it. For sure a good investment...

    Thanks

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    Re: Low Volume

    Dennis, could this be a internal ground problem as well?

    I don't know that I would spend a lot of time on it. If it doesn't work with an external, there are plenty of good DSC radios on the market for a buck-and-a-half.

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    Re: Low Volume

    It sounds like you have a bad internal speaker. Perhaps it was bad from the factory or maybe water damage? If you have a speaker that you can wire in as an external try that.

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    Re: Low Volume

    No external speaker, just the one in radio. Yes volume control works. Turn on, as I increase the volume to full, it only give me low reception, you have to get close to speaker to hear. Even with squelch turned up...

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