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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tick Tock - Tick Tock

We are almost there - almost...
We are almost in the water...

Jim finished installing our Icom 710 SSB/Ham radio. But there was a little problem...
I must have accidentally left the microphone part in our storage shed in Colorado. Oopsie.
But no big issue - we'll just listen to the Nets because we can at least receive on the unit, right? Wrong!
Did you know (because we sure didn't) that the Icom 710 must have the microphone plugged into the microphone jack in order to hear anything?? Curses!

I ignored Jim's eyeball glaring and very rude comments (something about scatter-brain-something) and got on the VHF in a desperate plea to borrow someone's radio mic so that my husband could at least test our new radio. Cruisers can be such nice people and someone did come to my rescue. And our Icom works!

And would you believe it? We found a radio store here in Guaymas that ordered a new microphone for us, had it shipped from Chihuahua AND it arrived in two days? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

And Jim actually transmitted last night all the way to Barra de Navidad!

So, if you find yourself in a pinch radio-wise and you happen to be in the Guaymas area, we suggest visiting SERVICIOS MARINOS - Comunicacion y Navegacion Electronica. It is located about a mile south of Marina Singlar (Fonatur) on the same road - left hand side.

Now, for that 15HP, 2-stroke, short shaft outboard problem we have...
Like, we don't have one anymore and we need one desperately!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats getting the radio working! I'll be listening on the nets. PS my new call sign is KJ6TQZ