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Old 01-12-2018, 08:20 AM
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I hav the same problem on both RVs with Icom A-210s installed. I have determined that the major cause of the open squelch is from the Skyview EFIS. With it off, squelch setting can be turned way down. Other sources are just minor contributors to squelch problem. See that newer generations of radios have auto squelch. In my mind this wouldnít really solve the problem as it just turns the squelch up until it doesnít break squelch automatically, so your reception range suffers. I am trying to figure out how to get the Skyview to live peacefully next to the Icom radio.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:30 PM
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Iíd not worry about having Icom tweak the squelch. I had mine done and itís still every bit as sensitive as my 430W. I think Icom must know itís a bit on the sensitive side, but the fault does lie with the noisy EFIS displays, at least mine was.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:57 AM
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I just replaced the 7Ē Dynon Skyview with a 10Ē display and all on the breaking squelch/noise problems went away on the Icom. I had the squelch on the Icom set almost at maximum to keep from breaking squelch. Now I can turn the squelch way down In the settings without breaking squelch. I had pretty much determined to buy anew Garmin comm radio before the Dynon update. Now everything is working good. Just an FYI for others with Icoms with squelch problems. It seems the Icom is real sensitive to noise generated by other avionics.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:33 AM
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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.
Radio returned from repair, no problems found. for an unknown reason it started working properly before I sent it for repair but I sent it anyhow. Back in the plane and still working fine.
Iím now back to tracking emissions using my hand he.d radio with squelch Serv to low setting. Found the usb charging port emitting so I installed some ferrite beads which seemed reduce the magnitude, meaning I need to hold the handheld ant closer to the charging cable to open the squelch. Then I iplugged a portable battery pack to the dual USB port. No detectable emissions now without touching the ant directly to power wire feed which is directly under the radio about 2Ē The load of the battery pack changed the load on the USB port and the level of emissions. Donít know if this is the final solution, only time will tell.
Hope this trial and error info, non- professional, info is helpful to anyone else looking at similar problem.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:50 AM
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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.
Ditto this and judging by all the problem posts the GTR200 or non A radio is the clear answer.
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:17 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.
I had the same . Was the second headset plugged in and under the panel , Was keying the squelch via the hi noise. Unplugged the mic and seems to resolve. Also remember that the left knob if pushed to "TEST" will override the squelch and remain on all the time. I believe in this case TEST is displayed. Ive had this happen before when someone who didn't need to be was playing in my pilot side seat.
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