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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.
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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.
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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.
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Same problem with new alcalines.
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If you don't think it is battery related...why not send it in to them for service?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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