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10-21-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Jim_Arndt

I have the HX870, and clip it to my vest, and it...

I have the HX870, and clip it to my vest, and it has never come off. That said, I'm scrambling across the deck often as I sail solo a lot, and expect it to get snagged and torn off. It's plastic,...
09-22-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By Jim_Arndt

These engines like to be primed when cold (will...

These engines like to be primed when cold (will immediately flood if primed when warm, so if it's been sitting a few hours after running try starting with no priming first.)

To Prime/Cold Start:...
09-17-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,439
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Yeah, frustrating, it is the nearby boat that can...

Yeah, frustrating, it is the nearby boat that can get to you the fastest (especially if everyone leaves their radios on.) Let's try to educate them, tell them to at least always leave the radio...
09-17-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,439
Posted By Jim_Arndt

The ability for recreational boats to both...

The ability for recreational boats to both "Acknowledge" or "Relay" a DSC distress call was removed in 2011 with Class D radios. With the older SC-101 standard, recreational boaters were "relaying"...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Did that gun come with the line launcher kit? I...

Did that gun come with the line launcher kit? I looked at that gun about 25 years ago, but ended up getting the parkerized version as the Marine version was special order (before the internet was in...
09-16-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By Jim_Arndt

The only thing left is the optical sensor (crank...

The only thing left is the optical sensor (crank angle sensor.). They are intermittent before they fail, maybe check that next.
09-16-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,439
Posted By Jim_Arndt

This thread was very frustrating to read, many...

This thread was very frustrating to read, many who responded seemed to not read your original post and replied with something irrelevant. On a USCG safety facebook group, they described a test where...
09-16-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,439
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Agreed, there is no automatic relay of a DSC...

Agreed, there is no automatic relay of a DSC distress.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-05-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,395
Posted By Jim_Arndt

It has never been easier, the entry level...

It has never been easier, the entry level "Technician" license is a 35 question multiple choice test, from a published test pool of 435 questions. It should take a week of light studying to ace the...
09-05-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 281
Posted By Jim_Arndt

This^^^ I had a cracked metal fuel line tube...

This^^^ I had a cracked metal fuel line tube inside the fuel tank, that caused the pressure to drop intermittently. Very difficult to find. First step is to isolate the fuel supply with an...
09-04-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,154
Posted By Jim_Arndt

I don't know how you guys do it, I get nervous...

I don't know how you guys do it, I get nervous when it's 20 feet. It's 30ft deep at the harbor entrance, and quickly drops to over 2000ft deep a couple miles out and keeps dropping. Night and day...
08-27-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,908
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Experience and training, big difference between a...

Experience and training, big difference between a 200 ton and 500 ton license, 6 packs are given out after a 2 week class.

Friend told storyies of a delivery to Hawaii where they hit 30 foot...
08-24-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,049
Posted By Jim_Arndt

VHF handheld comments: - West coast USCG...

VHF handheld comments:
- West coast USCG antennas are on hilltops, most over 1000' giving 30 mile range when handheld at sea level.
- Turn on Auto Position Request Reply =ON
- when radio falls...
08-06-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,467
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Agreed Jim. The 50 50 comment was from actual...

Agreed Jim. The 50 50 comment was from actual user observations from users conducting their own tests, and 50 50 was an approximation. It was a USCG representative on the site that mention a single...
08-04-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,467
Posted By Jim_Arndt

This was recently discussed on a Facebook group,...

This was recently discussed on a Facebook group, where it was mentioned DSC Test calls were 50 50. It was mentioned this could likely be due to the receiving station not getting the complete test...
07-18-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 31,694
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Nope! Monitoring of Channel 16 is no longer...

Nope! Monitoring of Channel 16 is no longer required in Sea Area A1. Don't expect that commercial vessel to hear your call on CH 16, you may have better luck on 13.

Continue a few paragraphs...
08-18-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Get a can of paint, and don't let it get that...

Get a can of paint, and don't let it get that nasty next time. Even spraying over rust spots will slow the rust down 90%. Don't wait until you have time to prep properly, quick prep and quick touch...
08-07-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,920
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Good info, but we're Mariners, we don't need no...

Good info, but we're Mariners, we don't need no seconds...

Plotting to/from a chart, you'll need a very sharp pencil to get better than a tenth of a degree (some skilled navigators can plot to a...
06-29-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,902
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Measure the voltage as close to the radio as you...

Measure the voltage as close to the radio as you can get, on the radio side of the inline fuse holder for example. The voltage of your house bank is meaningless, you need to measure at the radio. ...
05-24-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Not normal. Noise coming from other electronics...

Not normal. Noise coming from other electronics in your boat or is the area you are in noisey (commercial transmitters nearby?)

I assume engine is off? Turn off all electronics except your vhf,...
09-11-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,879
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Ugh, please edit your post, what you stated is...

Ugh, please edit your post, what you stated is not true. The USCG does monitor DSC and voice SSB, as well as many coast stations and every single ship world wide (ships don't have to monitor voice,...
09-11-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,879
Posted By Jim_Arndt

The above may mislead some who are not confined...

The above may mislead some who are not confined to a lake, the USCG still monitors multiple bands in the HF spectrum (and also all the international shore stations listed in the DSC log in the post...
09-09-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
Posted By Jim_Arndt

Hi, it was not me who re-set the MMSI, but...

Hi, it was not me who re-set the MMSI, but someone who posted a question at the Yahoo Group "HX870" which provides support for the Standard Horizon DSC handheld.

The info was provided by a...
09-09-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,118
Posted By Jim_Arndt

This may not be true, I read newer radios disable...

This may not be true, I read newer radios disable DSC functions unless an MMSI is entered.
09-09-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
Posted By Jim_Arndt

This is not correct. Two radios with identical...

This is not correct. Two radios with identical MMSI's can perform DSC calls or position requests back and forth with no issue.

There is actually reasons why you would want your radios to have...
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