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Land testing Buddy Phone

Discussion in 'OTS - Ocean Technology Systems' started by paperdesk, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. paperdesk

    paperdesk Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Inchelium, WA
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    Hi!

    I just purchased two used OTS Guardian masks with D2 Buddy Phones and hot mics. I have been trying to test the buddy phones, but having trouble getting them to work properly. I don't know if it's a possible issue with dry testing?

    To start testing I activated them at the same time, set them to the same channel, and used the PTT button on one to transmit. I find that one unit will produce static but neither seem to receive a clear transmission or anything that is recognizable as voice. I have the units about 5-6 feet apart during testing. Both are set to high volume. I do know that they automatically turn off after one minute.

    I'm not sure if I might be doing something wrong, or if it's more likely that there is an equipment malfunction. Any advice or suggestions?

    Ted
     
  2. Aviyes

    Aviyes Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Utah
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    http://www-oceantechnologysystems.c...ploads/2011/07/Buddy-Phone-2-Channel-revB.pdf

    GENERAL OPERATING GUIDELINES Pre-Dive Check: To verify that the Buddy Phone is operating correctly, a test known as the air test can be performed. The Buddy Phone can transmit a short distance of 3 meters or more in air. Divers may perform a pre-dive check of the system by moistening their fingers and placing them across the two sensing screws located on the front of the Buddy Phone. Once activated, the unit will remain active for approximately one minute. While the units are activated, press the push-to-talk switch and speak while your buddy listens; then reverse the procedure (all units being tested must be on).
     
  3. paperdesk

    paperdesk Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Inchelium, WA
    362
    16
    18
    Thank you for the link. I guess I should have mentioned that I have read the instructions, and they did not solve the issue.
     

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