I have installed EQ1 and my friends still complain about my transmissions on the VHF—why?

Let me first explain a few details that seem to be shrouded in mystery. It is essential that you understand that your aircrafts radio, aerial, communications and headsets are individual components that are connected to each other, they therefore need to be both compatible and correctly installed.

Simply put all of these components work individually and must be treated with the correct method for each component. The classic example is a perfectly operational headset and comms and a faulty radio, people tend to 'shoot the messenger' and the headset gets the blame, or on the other hand a bad connection on the headset plug and the radio is blamed for poor transmission quality.
Any one of these components can fail and finding the correct culprit can be exasperating at the best of times especially with intermittent faults or non-compatible equipment. Some manufacturers recognise this 'marriage problem' and have incorporated comms as part of the VHF radio 'Microair' is a good example and you will find this radio fitted in many aircraft.
Another thing to remember is that you may think that you sound ok due to the side-tone in your headsets but your flying buddies are cringing each time you transmit. It is not a crime to let someone know in a polite way that their transmission is bad; please tell them otherwise they will probably never know.

After installing the complete EQ1 system.
  It is important to understand the the EQ1 system is recieving and transmitting signals through your VHF transceiver.
A simple test of the VHF transceiver is to transmit without the headsets turned on; if you have a dirty transmission then the problem is probably with the existing system and that can be any of a number of issues that existed prior to your new EQ1 system.  Look for bad connections, loose wiring, faulty aerial and or coax, wrong aerial, bad power supply, bad earth issues or multiple earthing points. You may wish to install an EQ1 pi filter to ‘clean up’ the dirty power supply.
You may need to adjust the 'gain' in the EQ1 base unit for the radio that you are using. This is done by going into the menu in a 'pilot' headset, scrolling through until you reach VHF communications level and increasing the output. then scroll to 'program controller' and the headset will program the base unit for you. As standard it is set to 23, adjust in steps of 6 until a suitable output volume is reported back to you. Any questions on this one please feel free to call me  0419942645  int +61419942645

If you have our EQ1 cockpit adaptor dongle then use the above mentioned test to isolate the problem

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