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Old 17 August 2014, 13:52   #11
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No-I know Henry's boat and due to the layout it didn't even enter my head that he's have a fixed set


I'd still go for the Icom though.
any particular model you recommend or are they all pretty good?
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Old 17 August 2014, 13:53   #12
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Old 17 August 2014, 14:03   #13
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cheers i will avoid standard horizon
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I've got 100 to spend so I am restricted to second hand.
We'll before you chuck out the baby with the bath water - most people here generally talk reasonably highly of S.H. I've certainly seen as many complaints about Icom over the years on here.

And if you can get new for your budget (if it fits the space as Nos says). New = warranty which to me would be a major selling point Fixed VHF: Standard Horizon GX1200E Fixed DSC VHF With Softkeys (GX1200E)
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The fixed SH seem to get a better report than the icom's, had mine 3 years and no issues but with the handheld icom's it seems to be the other way round especially the M71 models .
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Old 18 August 2014, 07:11   #16
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I guess I will just have to wait around and see what comes up then, thanks for the replies.
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Have to say I'd probably bight on that that one Poly linked to if it fitted the space. warranty vs no warranty sorts it.
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Henry.

I use a SH handheld, had no problems with it. (Over 2yrs old)

The fixed one Poly has linked does look tempting- however, have you space for an aerial.?

My handheld works for me in The Solent, I'm always in sight of land and usually not far from other boats- with the added assurance that if I do leave the boat- the VHF comes with me.!

Can't think what model mine is, but I believe it was the 1st handheld to have DSC.

Can't comment on the Icom as I've never owned one, but did use a fixed one on my VHF course- and would prob buy one if I had room for a fixed unit+ aerial.
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Wibs - he has a fixed which has transmission issues which aren't related to the aerial. So he's looking to replace it with a fixed...
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I have now raise my budget

Something is telling me it's not worth going second hand on something so vital.

Now the options are;

- Standard Horizon Gx2000 @ 172.80
- Garmin 100i @ 162.95
- Icom IC-M323 @ 167.96
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