Hand Held VHF Radio - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 07-10-2011
Slayer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Andover, MA
Posts: 578
Thanks: 10
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Slayer is on a distinguished road
Hand Held VHF Radio

I just bought a handheld VHF at WestMarine. An ICOM IC-M36. Though I have done lots of sailing it has always been on other people's boat or boats owned by my sailing club. So I have never owned my own radio.

I can get the weather channels on the hand held, but not the other channels including 16 or 14. I have adjusted the squelch and volume but nothing. No static or transmissions. Nothing. I called westmarine but the electronics guy is not in for a couple of hours.

Any ideas?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-10-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,296
Thanks: 2
Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Do you mean that when you turn down the squelch right down while on 16, you can't even get a hissing noise? If so, sounds like the unit is faulty.

Or do you get noise OK but no transmissions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-10-2011
Slayer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Andover, MA
Posts: 578
Thanks: 10
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Slayer is on a distinguished road
No hissing,,,nothing. But the weather channels come in loud and clear.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-10-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,296
Thanks: 2
Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
I think this model has an auto-scan function, so it scans other channels when it can't get anything on 16. You might try turning this off, see if it helps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-10-2011
svHyLyte's Avatar
Old as Dirt!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,834
Thanks: 15
Thanked 115 Times in 109 Posts
Rep Power: 7
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Check your display to ensure you have not inadvertently switched your radio to International Mode which can happen if you hold down the channel/weather button for a second or more. Insure the auto volume control is deactivated. For more, the manual for the radio is available at IC-M36 Downloads - Icom America
__________________
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message 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:

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

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hand held gps Slayer General Discussion (sailing related) 39 02-15-2010 08:03 PM
Best Hand Held Radio Serve General Discussion (sailing related) 26 10-13-2008 12:48 AM
Recommend Hand Held GPS mwrohde Gear & Maintenance 13 08-08-2007 10:24 AM
Hand held GPS hoppy Gear & Maintenance 12 08-11-2004 03:57 PM
Hand held RDF Nantascot Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 01-05-2002 01:23 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:20 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.