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Icom GP270ML New boat to me, Icom installed and suspect running at one time. Start up, but does not locate it's self....does not recieve sattlelites......no bars. Is there a way to check antenna? What steps should I take? Thank you Rags40@AOL.com

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Put in a new battery. I had same problem.Sent to Icom and was told the board was bad. Soldered in new battery and is fine. Cheap way to do it. May work and may not. Worth the small amt to try and repair.Fixed two others putting in new battery.

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