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Icom VHF Radio Tips: Adjusting Squelch

Tips to help you easily adjust the squelch on your VHF radio.

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In this video, one member of our coverboat photoshoot crew shares their opinion about why a VHF radio is an essential bit of boating equipment, and how valuable they thought it was during their running of the Invincible Boats 2022 model year 33 Cat.

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In the second half of the video, BOATING Electronics Editor Jim Hendricks shows how to adjust the squelch when using a VHF radio. Adjusting the squelch is an issue that many boaters email us about. If not done properly it can lead to missing radio transmissions, annoying static or both. Hendricks uses the same Icom M94D handheld VHF used in this video as a visual aid for this video, but the procedure is identical for a built-in VHF radio.

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Look for more installments in this VHF tips series! A new episode airs every month, so subscribe to our channel and click on the bell icon so you will be notified as each episode goes live. Thanks: The Boating Tech Team.

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