Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues
We still have the original Shipmate VHF installed so not sure how much help this thought is; we experienced similar issues a couple of years ago. We noticed in the Bahamas a vessel anchored within a few yards of us hailed the Exuma Land and Sea Park about 15 miles away and got a response. When we hailed the park couldn’t hear us (boats near us could hear our transmission).
After going through the same process as you checking all connections etc. I eventually replaced the antenna on top of the mast. This solved our problem.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
we have also been experiencing intermittent transmission and reception issues with our main VHF iCom IC-M505, as we noticed that we had a better range with the portable one.
We have conducted several inconclusive tests (with main and cockpit speaker, without phone/wifi interference), checked the wiring at the chart table, and the antenna ends. All connections look healthy.
Any other suggestions for additional troubleshooting?
Any recommendations on how to switch to the mizzen antenna? (do you swap antennas with the AIS)
@Mohammad: how did your issue get resolved?
Thanks for your help,
San Blas, Panama
Previous related thread: "Raymarine Ray240 VHF" here
On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at 01:51, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: