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Old 20 December 2011, 15:20   #11
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ICOM M411 - can't go wrong with an Icom.
You can actually, their marine radios are not particularly sensitive in my experience. I have a Raymarine sitting in a box up in the loft that's much better at weak-signal detection than my Icom.

However, I used to have an Icom 7800. I've never used a better radio and despite it costing 8,000 I'd probably buy another.
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Old 21 December 2011, 00:46   #12
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I've been using a bog standard Glomex for the last 2 years. No issues at all.
I have a Glomex 8 footer on the current boat on a stainless ratchet mount, still going strong after 4 seasons. I had the same setup on the last boat for 6 years without problems. I've had bad experience with similar Vtronix setups though.
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Old 06 January 2012, 14:17   #13
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Not sure why you would want an 8ft long aerial, glomex make 5ft versions with stainless ferrules that are meant for fast boat/rib use.

I have had one fitted for two years now without a problem but ave been through several rib raiders.

I had a M411 but for preference now use M505's which are good radios.
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Old 06 January 2012, 15:37   #14
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I've had several fibreglass antennas of varying lengths over the years with no trouble at all. At 40 or so who cares if it only lasts a couple of years anyway?

I've got a 2.4m Comrod on top of my a-frame at the mo, lets me chat to Solent CG from Alderney (60+nm) like I was sat in the ops room

I love Icoms as well but if you've got a Garmin plotter then buy a Garmin 200 vhf, it'll plug straight in the back of the plotter (N2k) and give you all kinds of extra functions i.e. plotting DSC alerts on the map etc. It's a perfectly good radio by itself anyway
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Old 06 January 2012, 16:14   #15
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ICOM M411 - can't go wrong with an Icom.
Agreed 411 is the way forward but have been reliably informed that a direct replacement/upgrade model will be available very soon.......to be seen at the London Boatshow.
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