SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   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 > Out There > Destinations > Chesapeake / Central US east coast > Chesapeake Bay > Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

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

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
06-20-2012 11:33 AM
MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
If its in the bilge can you make it waterproof by getting some of the shrink electrical tubes you use for crimping connections and make it waterproof.

Dave
You are right. I should do a better job on that.

On the list for the next visit to the boat...

tx
06-20-2012 10:24 AM
chef2sail
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

If its in the bilge can you make it waterproof by getting some of the shrink electrical tubes you use for crimping connections and make it waterproof.

Dave
06-19-2012 10:26 PM
MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

You were dead right! I checked the antenna connection (in the bilge) and it was badly corroded. Re-soldered it and got a beautiful signal from Tolchester Radio!

[yes, I know a connection in the bilge is not ideal. Will have a more permanent solution at some time...]
06-13-2012 08:02 AM
MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Quote:
Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
Might a corroded antenna connection(s). VHF radios are really tough, and most of those on sail boats are not exposed to the elements like those aboard power boats. Consequently, they seem to last forever. Use a multimeter and check the connections before shelling out the money for a new one. I though mine dropped dead while at the rendezvous, stopped at west marine and picked up a new one today. While removing the old one the radio suddenly came to life. Turned out to be a corroded crimp connection on the negative power line. I removed both crimps, soldered and heat shrinked the connections, and my 15-year-old VHF still works like a champ.

Good Luck,

Gary
I do admit that I suspect an antenna connection. It has been on my 'check out' list for some time.

But where would then be my excuse to buy one of the cool new models with integrated AIS ?
06-13-2012 01:05 AM
travlineasy
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Might a corroded antenna connection(s). VHF radios are really tough, and most of those on sail boats are not exposed to the elements like those aboard power boats. Consequently, they seem to last forever. Use a multimeter and check the connections before shelling out the money for a new one. I though mine dropped dead while at the rendezvous, stopped at west marine and picked up a new one today. While removing the old one the radio suddenly came to life. Turned out to be a corroded crimp connection on the negative power line. I removed both crimps, soldered and heat shrinked the connections, and my 15-year-old VHF still works like a champ.

Good Luck,

Gary
06-11-2012 08:31 PM
MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
Sounds like you might have a VHF problem.
Ch. 27 worked fine this weekend in Annapolis.
Thank you.

It may be time to retire the 15 year old VHF...

The SH with built-in AIS looks mighty attractive
06-11-2012 02:45 PM
CalebD
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Sounds like you might have a VHF problem.
Ch. 27 worked fine this weekend in Annapolis.
06-11-2012 08:46 AM
MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronbo1 View Post
Ch 27 worked today 6/10/12 in Rock Hall.
Thanks.

Hm, will try to call it again today.
06-10-2012 07:56 PM
ronbo1
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Ch 27 worked today 6/10/12 in Rock Hall.
06-09-2012 11:19 AM
MastUndSchotbruch
Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Could not raise it last weekend. Is it my radio or doesn't it work anymore?

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 AM.

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.