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Low Battery sign on VHF

Old 07-22-2005, 09:01 AM
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Default Low Battery sign on VHF


I use a Standard Horizon LE. After a recent trip to the shop to fix my baitwell and bilge pump, I notice my VHF radio displays a "low battery" on the LED when I push the button and speak into the microphone.

This is the only time I notice this. I also get static in one of my stereo speakers that is adjacent to the radio.

Anyways. Soon as I let loose of the mic button, the "low battery" goes away.

Questions. Do you think it's possible my transmission is not very powerful? This occurs on either 1watt or 25 watts setting.

Or could this just represent a bad connection to the radio.

Otherwise the radio works just fine. I was able to listen to the weather channel come in loud and clear. I was able to also find the weather reports from far way (Thought poorly) on other remote weather channels. I seem to receive hailings on channel 16 OK.

What do you think?

Electronics are always fussy one the salt water!!!!!
Old 07-22-2005, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: Low Battery sign on VHF

Sounds like losing power to the radio. Check your power connections for corosion. Put a meter at the connection and check the voltage with the radio turned off, then on, then key the radio up and see how much it drops. Also, check inline fuse if one is there. Good luck.

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