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Old 14 February 2007, 04:30   #11
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I paid 400 for a simrad when it first came out and it lasted 2.5yrs so went for the 99 cobra. it's been fine, although as the others said, the speaker is a bit on the 'thin' side but don't let that put you off. easy to use and navigate around, piece of cake to fit. It seems to be fully waterproof too! the speaker did have a funny 5 minutes after being left out for a week or so in the foul wind and rain but recovered quickly once the boat cover was put back on. At the price, if it lasts 1 yr, I'd say you've lost nothing...
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Old 14 February 2007, 09:32   #12
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yes on this particular icom you can select the distress category as long as you do it before you hit the distress button by going into the menu and selecting distress menu/options. I didnt say it couldnt be done
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but lets get real here. You are in a 5 or 6 m rib, what categories are you going to select?? If it all goes pear shaped and your boat is going down or your wellies are melting is anyone gonna be doing anything other than sending undesignated distress-i for one wouldnt be -even if only cos i have got to get me reading specs to see the ****** screen, assuming my eyes arent stinging with seawater anyway. If its a man overboard they will get it in my voice message anyway. Not convinced of the need for a distress category unless you are in a big big boat where your mayday situation is likely to be a longer experience than it would be in a small boat.
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Old 14 February 2007, 17:02   #14
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Old 15 February 2007, 03:33   #15
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From what I've seen, the Icom M601 is similar to other sets, and to the best of my knowledge it's only the M421 with this damn fool arrangement!
The selection of the nature of distress is in deed part of the class D DSC spec.
Very odd this set has not got the list.
This was raised and I understood Cobra had sorted this issue...maybe not.

All Icom DSC units work in the same way.
Into the menu, find distress setting, select the nature.

Our kit works that you hit the red button once, menu appears select the nature and away you go.

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