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Old 03 July 2006, 06:45   #1
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Vhf Handheld

Does anybody have a handheld VHF they want to sell very *very* cheap. Need one for next weekend but dont fancy shelling out hundreds when I am buying a nice fixed DSC radio in the near future.

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how about one of these?
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good price on it! Anybody used one? Just need it for locking in and out and for emergency use.
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I have had one of these for a year and it proves to be very good, good range and comes with water proof pack and charger. Very compact too.
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Cheers Checking both these radios out hoping to order one or other in the morning
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Anybody used one? Just need it for locking in and out
I have a Cobra like Nick mentioned. Wouldn't necessarily recommend it. V. Low transmit power (2 W max) may be just when you need it that it is important. The waterproof bag that came with it split.

As a spare, or for local comms it is fine.

Which channels do you need for the lock? Cobra doesn't have 37/M M2

I suspect the midland will be similar - although higher power.

Both are just splashproof - don't drop it in the water, or go overboard with it in your pocket...

Finally my cobra circuit board developed a curve which caused it to lock the ptt on last summer. I stipped it down and refitted the board with a washer to straighten it out and its been fine since. But you get what you pay for!
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Need channel 80 for getting into marina lock to fuel up and 18 for the other lock. Just coastline hugging to find a place to stop for a bit of lunch and a swim will have other boat with us with a fixed DSC VHF but would like to have own radio for ship to ship and Emergency.

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I have a Cobra like Nick mentioned. Wouldn't necessarily recommend it. V. Low transmit power (2 W max) may be just when you need it that it is important. The waterproof bag that came with it split.

As a spare, or for local comms it is fine.

Which channels do you need for the lock? Cobra doesn't have 37/M M2

I suspect the midland will be similar - although higher power.

Both are just splashproof - don't drop it in the water, or go overboard with it in your pocket...

Finally my cobra circuit board developed a curve which caused it to lock the ptt on last summer. I stipped it down and refitted the board with a washer to straighten it out and its been fine since. But you get what you pay for!
It dose say it is 5w power!
I'm not recommending it, just pointing it out as cheap.
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consider spending 150 ish for a decent waterproof radio as you mentioned you need it for emergencies, if you got thrown out or the radio got wet you want to know it will still work as your life or that of others may depend on it

they come with 3 yr warranty so consider it costs you 50 quid a year for peace of mind, but should last a lot longer

that is how i looked at it
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I have the best handheld of them all - so small and light it's invisible. That's what comes have having it shipped to Prosport in Guernsey.......

And I paid good money for that Icom M1V.
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