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Old 07-12-2007
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VHF Radio won't transmit

Hey everyone,

I was out on the boat yesterday working on the engine and when I had finished I tried to hail the launch, but got no response, I tried the hailing channel a few times more, but again no response...I tried several other channels to see if perhaps that channel was tied up due to a club race that was going on and the launch was very busy, but again...nothing.

After getting the launches attention with a few blasts of the air horn, I asked if we might try to go back to channel 68 and see if he could hear my transmission...he could not, but I could receive his clear as a bell?

When I depress the bar on the handset, the static/squelch cuts out as though it is making (or at least attempting) a transmission...

Any idea what might be plaguing my aging VHF Radio??? Time to get a new one?

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