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The 710 has an Rf gain control but I forgot where - it may be on the back panel or an imbeded function. Has that been inadvertently changed?
You might try by-passing the tuner if the above doesn't help to ensure that it is not mistuned which could also attenuate the receiver.
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As to the reply on not transmitting... Actually we did contact another boater after one of Chris Parkers Broadcast and they said they were reading us like we were standing in the room.

Why would transmitting cause more problems?

Right now we are going to replace all the copper ground with he new copper wire that looks like a ladder??? and replace all the connections to see if this helps.
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As to the RF Gain... we actually have a function in which we can change the gain. Is this what you ae speaking of? We have tried several gain levels and found that around 7 or 8 (high) is te best. I know I keep speaking of Chris Parker, but this seems to be the only channel we are able to hear. We can't et Cruisheimes, BBC, etc.
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I hate to state the obvious but it might be the receiver itself. I would take the receiver out and trying connecting to the boat next to you to see if it works. Also make sure the tuner is mounted near the backstay as close as possible.
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As to the reply on not transmitting... Actually we did contact another boater after one of Chris Parkers Broadcast and they said they were reading us like we were standing in the room.

Why would transmitting cause more problems?

Right now we are going to replace all the copper ground with he new copper wire that looks like a ladder??? and replace all the connections to see if this helps.

If it were the antenna, tuner or connections thereto, you would have a bigger problem when transmitting than recieving which makes me believe it is in the receiver. Transmitters of this type are somewhat protected from a badly mismatched antenna or worse and they will cut back power output to compensate for a problem - as you were heard well, it makes it sound as though it is on the receive side. Again, I'm not that familiar with the 710 but on all other radios, the RF gain should be full open.
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When you do figure it out, please post the solution so we can all learn.
The problems of others can be learning tools for others sailors.
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