Originally Posted by Lostboy
Silva S10 for £99, INCLUDING DSC!!!!!! Currently available all over the place.
I wouldn't fit a Silva anywhere it is likely to get wet. On a boat, for example.
I use 2 Silva sets for teaching, and find that their menu system is by far and away the nicest of any of my training sets (I have Icoms, Navmans and Simrads), and feedback shows they are the easiest to operate. However, they are definitely not the most robust units out there, and everyone I know who has/has had one has had it fail within a very short space of time. The only radio I rate lower is the Cobra - in that price bracket I'd be taking a very close look at an XM.