Marine Electronics Forum - marine radio problem
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I live in Mexico, and we here use marine radios for house to house communication. I just installed a NEW Raymarine 49 radio, and can hear one of my neighbors regardless of what channel they are on, while my radio remains on Ch68. I can't hear the other party they are talking to; just my neighbor. Any help would be appreciated.
12-01-2010, 05:10 PM
did your old radio do that?
are they talking about you?
maybe your neighbor is boosting.
12-01-2010, 07:40 PM
If your old radio didn't pick up your neighbor, I would suspect your radio. It sounds like the receiver specs aren't the greatest or it is out of tune.
Also make sure the radio and antenna are properly grounded.
12-01-2010, 07:49 PM
look and see if the flourecent lights on his porch glow when he's talking. :grin:
My old radio did not do this; yes, sometimes they do talk about me; no, his porch lights do no go dim when transmitting; finally, is it likely that a new radio would be bad?? Thanks.
12-02-2010, 07:06 AM
I'd leave it for a while. Information like that is invaluable....:grin:
12-02-2010, 07:18 AM
Perhaps get your other neighbors to switch to another channel or borrow another radio to see if it will help to buy a new one? As Philgorp suggests, I wonder if nearby neighbor might have his radio amped well over 25W. That may be common down there if land station use is too. How close are the antennas?
12-02-2010, 01:40 PM
It being boosted over 25W would also be my guess, looks like you are getting transmission splashes from whatever frequency he is on, onto yours. Try one of your other neighbors radios like the other guys said and see if it still does it, if it does the chances of having a bad radio dont really seem likely. Perhaps you just have a newer radio with an extremely sensitive receiver that could be picking up more that it should. Look at the manual that came with it and see if there is a way to adjust the sensitivity somehow, if it comes down to that. First try someone elses radio before you jump to conclusions though.
12-02-2010, 01:55 PM
Can you hear me now??
12-02-2010, 02:39 PM
he could have a POS homemade booster amp with a really broad freq band.