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Old 13 May 2002, 16:46   #1
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New Rib

Well just got my first Rib...and well pleased so had to show it off.....

Thanks for all who gave me advice....


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Old 13 May 2002, 16:59   #2
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Still a few things to fit...but getting there...!!
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Old 13 May 2002, 17:47   #3
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Erico - Looks good

One quick question on the radios - as I'm looking at the ICOM's

Does the VHF and the DSC controller have seperate arials - and do they have to be over 1m apart (verticaly?!) ?

How have you got yours set up?
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Hi Jools

Yes it does say to use two aerials ....and it also suggests to be more than 1 m apart...at the minute I have two but one being a small stub aerial that I have connected . I have thought about putting one on my front screen bar but don't want it to be obtrusive... I need also to find out more info...as to the effect of them being closer.


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Is there any reason you did not go for a combined VHF/DSC unit (Like, say the Simrad RD68)?
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1) - The Simrad seems too small and fiddly to use on a RIB - we used one on our course last week and it was bad enough in the classroom - Icom have nice big displays - and buttons - I am looking at the 401 VHF unit which is about half the size of the 503 in the picture with the same DSC unit

2) - People on this forum seem to have had problems with Simrad - somebody was on their 3rd handset

3) - Icom give 3 year warranty

4) - I've always had Icom with no problems (touch wood)
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Aerials - I heard that it was 1m apart - verticaly - so thats one on the top of the A-Frame(VHF), one on the transom (DSC)

Icom are supposed to be at RIBEX - so I was going to have a chat with them.

Anybody else with the ICOM setup?

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My reason for the Icom was much the same as Jools....I have never had any problems with Icom....it also seemed to be better
" waterproofed "

We will see......

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Niiiiiice towing vehicle?!
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VERY nice looking RIB - hope to see you out on the water some time

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