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Old 07 January 2006, 05:09   #1
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If any one is interested I have had a set of Silva VHF/DSC sets adapted for teaching purposes. The cost for a complete set with 12volt power pack and 20 metres of coaxial cable is likley to be around 300 ex P&P.

The adaptation has been done by a fully qualified marine radio engineer. PM me if you are interested.
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The cost for a complete set with 12volt power pack and 20 metres of coaxial cable is likley to be around 300 ex P&P.

The adaptation has been done by a fully qualified marine radio engineer. PM me if you are interested.
Just an update - the sets are the Silva S10 model and will have 30 ft of coax although this can be amended on order. Based on 30 ft of coax, there will only be one heavy duty power supply running both units. Price will in fact be 315 in VAT and p&p.
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If you are buying simulator radio's I would suggest you check that the modifcations are official modifications from the maker of the unit.
If not you could have problems if you ever need to get the radio's repaired.

Solent:- is one power supply enough?
this would mean you would need 15ft of DC running to each radio or a short lead and then a 30ft length?
IMHO a "heavey duty" PSU is a tad over the top, the radio's should be drawing hardly any current if they are working correctly as simulators.

Just in case anyone is interested the Icom M421 simulators are 329 inc VAT, inc delivery, inc 20M of co-ax and inc 2 x switch mode PSU.
They still carry the Icom optional 3 year warranty.
The units are modified in house by us and we sell them direct to RYA Schools and or instructors.

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Fuk mee bruksy. iyve sean threds hiejakkid butt i nevver sean a addvirt hiejakkid beforr.

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Surley it was not an advert as you would need to be a trade member to do that or Mr JK might get the ragging hump!

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I have no commercial interest. I simply asked a marien engineer to look at adapting sets and if it was possible. I have sent Jon Brook's post to the engineer for comment - but I will say that Silva have been made aware of the devlopments. I will post full repsonse later. Haveing now got my pair I can say that they are very user freindly and have a nice big screens a problem with a lot of the smaller sets. I also note that Standard Horizon are now also producing a simulator as well. I saw the first pair at the LBS (on the RNLI stand).

I have nothing against ICOM, athough I'm not over keen on the menu system , and Jon and I actually had a discussion about this at the show. I'll in fact be using the ICOM kit alongside the Silva kit - it gives students a chance to use different sets. I also use Navman as well, and have been for over a year with no problems and these are "adpated" by an independent.

Simrad were the first on the market with a simulator package and it took some time for another manufactuer to follow suit, interesting to see that now all VHF recognised schools must have at least one set of real radio simulators the marketing potential has grown somewhat.

Using the computer simulator was a real pain and I think most assesors would agree that they spent more time teaching peoepl how to use a mouse than they did on the real issues of the course.
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That's the cost of the sets! I don't mark them up.
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Whilst I work for who I do, I have and do suggest that schools use, if they can afford it, radoi's from other makers as well.

This gives the students a much wider knowledge base of the radio's on the market that they may come across.

The notes in my earlier post were they because I know if you sent an Icom radio back here that had been change in any way and had not been agreed by us we would not affect a repair or would charge if the unit was in warranty.
I was concerned that some schools may fall foul of this with other radio's.

It is good to see other radio simms on the market now.
As Solent said Simrad have been making them for about 4 years, we for about 2 years now.

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