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post #18 of Old 02-12-2007
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I have the Icom 502 with the command mike and although I like this set up If I was to do over again I would go with two radio's and ant's. When the alternator is charging more than 20 amps. or so, I get a loud hum while transmitting from the command mike. This was discussion in the Cruisers Forum with other members with the same 502 and command mike and all with the same problem. It ended up Icom had lots of idea's on how to solve the problem but none ended up as fixes.( moving wires, shielding ext.) I did not personally talk with Icom. Again this was a problem with the command mike and not the 502 radio.
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