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Old 12-22-2017, 05:49 AM
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My A210 squelch stays open. Iíve heard that this is a recurring problem with A210
Can anyone with experience tell me how to best resolve this issue. Can it repaired permanently.
Does the 220 have the same problem.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:23 AM
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My A210 squelch stays open. I’ve heard that this is a recurring problem with A210
Can anyone with experience tell me how to best resolve this issue. Can it repaired permanently.
Does the 220 have the same problem.
I had the same problem. If I set the squelch all the way up then I would miss a lot of radio calls. The only thing that fixed the problem was returning the radio to iCom and they "fixed" it under warranty. Maybe it was just me but it seemed that after the "fix" the radio receive range wasn't as good as before. So I bought an "inexpensive" A200 from E-Bay and replaced the unit. The A200 works superb and it just slid in to the A210 rack with no wiring modifications. YMMV

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Old 12-22-2017, 08:34 AM
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My A210 squelch stays open.
Hi Darwin. On my recent cross-country trip, when I got out into the sparsely-populated center of the Country, the squelch stayed open on my A210. When I got back to civilization, it fixed itself. I don't know whether I have an intermittent problem or whether the lack of radio signals in flyover country had something to do with it.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:48 PM
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I really wanted to like the A210, and fought with its inadequacy from 2010 until 2017. Best move I made was upgrading to a Garmin GTR200. No looking back, I don't miss that ICOM radio and my struggles with is one iota. Look up John Stark at Stark Avionics. Best prices in town by a longshot.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:14 PM
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Try it on the ground with all the other boxes turned off, then fire them up one by one and see if one of them is causing the squelch to open. Some of these boxes are rather noisy, my GRT EFIS displays would open the squelch on my 210. Icom turn the sensitivity down a bit and that fixed it. I like the radio ok, no other problems with it.
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:33 AM
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Default Icom A210 squelch

I done the trials with different components off and on no change. However after fiddling with the ribbon cable it started working again. However, the radio did the same thing about a month ago, started working for no apparent reason.
After the holidays Iím calling Icom and one of the authorized repair stations for a plan on the best course to resolve this issue. Just hope itís not to expensive and the it truly gets resolved. Some folks have no had much luck with repairs and others have
I may very well end up with a new radio
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:32 PM
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I’ve sent off the A210 for repairs for the open squelch. The problem is intermittent but was getting worse, staying open for longer periods.
Will wait now and report results.
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Iíve sent off the A210 for repairs for the open squelch. The problem is intermittent but was getting worse, staying open for longer periods.
Will wait now and report results.
Same thing here. I had to send mine in.
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Please let us know what the fix was, if they tell you.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:34 PM
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I had open squelch when the intercom was on. I fly alone so turning the intercom off solved the problem. Seems to be a VOX issue.
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