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Old 22 February 2010, 17:42   #1
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Daft question but...

Why don't they make waterproof handheld vhf radios yellow and not black?
I have a waterproof torch - yellow.
A knife that floats in the water - again yellow
Most other stuff that floats when dropped in the water is yellow/orange so that they can easily be seen, why not handheld radios?
Or am I missing somethink?
Help..
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Old 22 February 2010, 17:49   #2
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Think've seen one yellow VHF, can't remember who by though.

You can get yellow floats but then it defeats the object of having a floating VHF!
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Old 22 February 2010, 17:58   #3
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Think you may have answered the question there Chewy, most waterproof handhelds aren't designed to float as well are they? The ones that are designed to be dropped in the water are probably hi-viz.
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Think you may have answered the question there Chewy, most waterproof handhelds aren't designed to float as well are they? The ones that are designed to be dropped in the water are probably hi-viz.
Nope, my SH is waterproof, floats and black.
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Think the ICOM m 30 something floats as well.
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GMDSS VHFs are more likely to be more brightly coloured.

The McMurdo range are Orange but I believe others are Yellow.

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If it's vital and you drop it in the water and it floats and you're LOOKING for it, you'll find it, even if it is black. Coupla minutes and it's gone anyway.

As Nasher points out. I remember LoCat used to make one too. Way back when...
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ICOM MC31 I have floats and is black but is a POS - DO NOT buy one and contrary to others my experience with ICOM after sales is - they are also a POS. I will NEVER give them another penny of mine. Buy another brand who cares about after sales service.

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ICOM MC31 I have floats and is black but is a POS - DO NOT buy one and contrary to others my experience with ICOM after sales is - they are also a POS. I will NEVER give them another penny of mine. Buy another brand who cares about after sales service.

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looks like its going to be a can of yellow spray paint and some masking tape ,
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