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radio sinks in boat - will it work???

Old 11-26-2002, 07:49 AM
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I recently bought a brand new Standard HX460S submersible radio and it went down on a friend's boat on October 27th. The boat was just recovered last night and my radio is on the boat. I was just wondering what you guys think the chances of this radio functioning properly would be? Any chance at all? It went down in 33 feet in fresh water - TN river. Pretty muddy down there the divers said. I contacted Standard and they said it was possible it might work. But of course - they only warrant the radio for 30 minutes (I think) under water. If it does end up working, that would be some advertisement for Standard!! Oh well, Just wondering what you guys think. I'll find out hopefully tonight as I should get the radio back then. I'll let you know.
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Old 11-26-2002, 08:43 AM
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Soak it well in fresh clean water several times, then do the same with alcohol. Let it dry for several days then try it. You never know.

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Old 11-26-2002, 08:45 AM
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If it's advertized a waterproof (not weatherproof)...I'll bet you'll be alright. A month in the water is not a long time. Let us know. Good luck. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 11-26-2002, 10:32 AM
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DO as they said in the previous threads and if you can , heat it to 100-120 deg F for a few hours and that will make sure it is dry inside. Most electronics of that type are rated to operate up to 140 deg F.
Just don't cook it above 140F for a long time or you will shorten its life . What life? We want it to come back to life.

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Take a look at this thread; before you heat it up! http://thehulltruth.com/6/ubb.x?a=tp...31&m=417608277 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-27-2002, 12:22 PM
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Well, it looks like I won't find out if the radio works or not. It has mysteriously disappreared from the cup holder where the sheriff's dept. diver told me it was when the boat surfaced. I guess maybe one of the workers on the barge crew that hauled the boat away must have liked the looks if it and slipped it into their pocket. Oh well, you win some - you lose some. Since it was taken like that - I hope it doesn't work!!
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