I don't remember you saying
what kind of boat or what your power (battery capacity)
If you are using this in a
sailboat and don't run the engine or generator while you
operate the radio you have to watch for things that drain
your battery, like a fan that stays on all the time...
Also, when the voltage on
the battery drops down to 10 volts or so or the losses due
to long battery leads, poor fuse holders, etc add up the
radio craps out... Consider getting a Battery
Voltage Booster that takes 8-12VDC and boost it to
Also, this radio uses what
is called "soft on" meaning a small part of the radio is on
draining your battery all the time... Consider a mechanical
Make sure you have an
ON/OFF switch to the Battery Voltage Booster so it
doesn't drain your battery...
73 Dallas, KD4HNX
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