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Old 12-17-2016, 03:06 PM
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I have a standard horizon that has a speaker issue. It does fine for about an hour and quits. I can talk but can't here. I can take it apart and wiggle the speaker wires and it goes back to working. Just gets old taking it apart.
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Check you yellow pages for electronic repair service.
Labor is not cheap may be time for new vhf.
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Call Standard Horizon? They can tell you if there are authorized repair centers near you.
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Yeah, probably cheaper to buy a new one.
Old 12-17-2016, 05:39 PM
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if wiggling the wires gets it working, sounds like there is a high chance there is a "dry joint" in one of the solder connections (or being on a boat, corrosion)..... any electronics enthusiast should be able to check it out for you.... suggest a high school science club or similar, a local nerd, or a radio ham.... if you have to pay full tilt labour rates buy a new one instead - for instance, this sounds like its probably a "bread and butter" job for me, but at $120AUD per hour, and probably 2-3 hours to strip, rework, assemble and test (with no guarantee of a fix) makes a new one look cheap real fast..... (there is a reason I work on airplanes, not boats, my time is worth lots, and a boat radio is 2-5 hundred or so, a plane radio maybe ten times that, so boat ones not worth fixing, plane ones are.....)
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Originally Posted by mickt243 View Post
if wiggling the wires gets it working, sounds like there is a high chance there is a "dry joint" in one of the solder connections (or being on a boat, corrosion)..... any electronics enthusiast should be able to check it out for you.... suggest a high school science club or similar, a local nerd, or a radio ham.... if you have to pay full tilt labour rates buy a new one instead - for instance, this sounds like its probably a "bread and butter" job for me, but at $120AUD per hour, and probably 2-3 hours to strip, rework, assemble and test (with no guarantee of a fix) makes a new one look cheap real fast..... (there is a reason I work on airplanes, not boats, my time is worth lots, and a boat radio is 2-5 hundred or so, a plane radio maybe ten times that, so boat ones not worth fixing, plane ones are.....)
You must lol when someone asks questions about radio range. Especially at 35,000 feet
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Originally Posted by isitstuffed View Post
You must lol when someone asks questions about radio range. Especially at 35,000 feet
yep.... VHF on the marine band @25W with an 8 inch antenna is good for about 250 nautical miles....

and all the people on here arguing if a 6 foot or an 8 foot stick will work.....

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