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Old 25 February 2010, 10:40   #11
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Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
Cool, so you can transmit an MOB mayday shout when you are out solo!
Not cool if your 81m away

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Old 05 March 2010, 15:34   #12
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Old 05 March 2010, 15:49   #13
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Fitting Radios'

Originally Posted by Nickgriff View Post
Hi. My console is a little full with dials, compass etc... I would like a fixed VHF but I have nowhere far enough away from the compass to flush mount the VHF. I cannot use a gimble mount on the top of the console as the screen does not allow enough depth. I have seen that Garmin have introduced a VHF where the main unit is hidden/placed in the cupboard so to speak and the MIC controls everything. The MIC uses a deck plug to connect, so you can remove it when you leave the boat. Only problem is the cost.. about 600!!

I do not want a handheld..

Any suggestions?

Hi Folks,
Just remember when fitting radio kit into your RIB, that the radio speaker and microphone contain magnets - hence the reason you fit them 1m away from your compass; and don't make the mistake of putting the microphone on the dash near the compass - you'll be wizzing around in circles!

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