I've received my Yaesu VX-8R back from Yaesu Inc. California with a note saying they cleaned it up and generally found nothing wrong with it in so sent it back to me?!?
Apparently the tech who wrote the note saw my YouTube post via worldwidedx.com !
Here's My Solution:
1) Take apart the radio
2) Investigate the inside features
3) Locates and see if speaker contacts can be fixed
4) Adjust spring loaded contacts to provide more force against speaker
5) Put radio back together making sure water tight seals are still in place.
6) Tests radio and hey presto problem solved...!
****************** Original Problem with Audio ******************
My Yeasu VX-8R has developed an issues with it's speaker where the sound output is muffled or as some would describe crunchy. It seems to have to do with the speaker contacts with the main board as when you press on the speaker (squeeze the radio) the audio returns to normal! Other that this the radio functions perfectly ?!?
Good work, and cool video. What did you use to shoot the video?
It's kinda interesting you ask... I'm actually using my HTC Diamond Phone attached to a clamp (I don't own a video camera). It has a 3.2Mpix Camera with real auto focus. Makes for a good substitute video camera eh....!
Originally Posted by akytarus
Apparently the tech who wrote the note saw my YouTube post via worldwidedx.com
I hope they come back to visit and see that I've fixed the issue... and hopefully learn something about us Hammies, were quite a resourceful bunch when it comes to fixing things ourselves.
P.S> If you guys want me to review anything else about the Yaesu VX-8R I can. I have the Hand Mike, GPS Module, Dry Cell Battery Pack plus both the 1100mAh and 1800mAh batteries. The Bluetooth module is still back ordered at my local shop... Doh! The only thing I'm missing is the Data Cable and Software from RT.