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    VHF radio.. How the hell do I use it?

    I just got an icom M73 and every channel seems to be "Busy"

    Is there something I am doing wrong or need to set it up somehow..

    I would imagine I would hear some chatter on channel 16 at least, but also "Busy"

    The instructions didn't seem to help me and I couldn't find a how to anywhere.

    Anyone with a clue that could help me out.. thank you!


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    I have very limited experience but never had that issue before. If you bought it new, have you tried calling Customer Service? Also, this is an old post but another user appears to have had a loose antenna: http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...problem.html#b

    Good luck.

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    you bought a good radio... .. I'm not sure why but I just set the squelch till the radio quiets down and then MAYBE one more notch. I have found that MY Icom is very susceptible to engine noise from the vehicle(not the ski) if you throw the locks up and down I always hear the Bzzap. I use mine on the Ocean and on the bay. The TX AUDIO from YOUR radio appears to be better than the new one I have.. I made the Mistake of getting a bigger/newer radio with built in LAT/LON.

    if your radio always says busy close up the squelch that might do it.
    I'll stand by and see what others say.

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    Tried it all, and antenna seems to be fine. Will give them a call to see if they can further assist.


    Thanks!

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    let us know how it goes..

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