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Static and loss of reception

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by Richard Wilford, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. The reception on my vhf suffers when I have the fishfinder/sounder
    turned on. There is some static and the quality of reception is much
    worse than normal. There is no problem when the chartplotter or radar is
    running, just the sounder. All electronics are in close proximity to the
    radio. Any ideas or suggestions,
    Thanks
     
  2. Add Power Filtering on both the VHF and Sounder Power Leads, to eliminate
    the common power wiring as the transmission source. Also make sure the
    Power wires to both units, are big enough to handle the current required
    to operate them. Voltage Drop due to wiring resistance is a prime cause
    of unreliable operations. If that doesn't fix it, buy a better designed
    VHF Radio, as the one you have is really poorly designed, to have this
    problem.

    Bruce in alaska
     
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