WHAM Mic Problems - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 08-20-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
WHAM Mic Problems

The WHAM wireless mic on my Uniden Oceanus VHF is eating batteries after three years of good service. Its out of production, hard to find a replacement.
Any ideas welcome.
PStout is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 08-20-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 17
     
Most of the WHAM's use the BT-466 battery pack which is a Nickle-Metal Hydride (NiMH) type battery. It may be that yours is at the end of its cycle life and you should be able to get a new one from Uniden Customer Service.
Support Login

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 7 Old 08-20-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Most of the WHAM's use the BT-466 battery pack which is a Nickle-Metal Hydride (NiMH) type battery. It may be that yours is at the end of its cycle life and you should be able to get a new one from Uniden Customer Service.
Support Login
Same problem with new alcalines.
P
PStout is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 7 Old 08-20-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 17
     
If you don't think it is battery related...why not send it in to them for service?

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 7 Old 08-21-2008
Sea Slacker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
if its out of warranty, I'd start by *carefully* taking it apart to see if battery can be replaced. more often than not - it can.
brak is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 7 Old 08-21-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 17
     
Brak...it is a double AA 3 pack of Nimh batteries and IS replaceable. He is saying that he is substituting the equivilent AA Alkalines and they are getting eaten up. Something else is likely wrong.

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 7 Old 08-21-2008
the pointy end is the bow
 
erps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,264
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Seems like AA Nimh batteries have more capacity that standard AA's, at least that's been my experience when using them in digital cameras etc.

Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
erps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C & C 121 Customer Response to Manufacturers Post camaraderie Tartan 2 09-12-2012 03:54 PM
Folding Propeller Problems slj145c Gear & Maintenance 4 05-21-2008 08:39 AM
Toilet problems.......... Perithead Gear & Maintenance 31 02-07-2008 05:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome