Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 26 November 2005, 22:40   #1
RIBnet supporter
 
yoyo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warrington/Anglesey
Make: Menai 480SR.
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsoooooooo 70hp
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 665
Hand Held Icom

Hi Guys,
Iím presently on a business trip to the west coast of USA. The local down town chandlery has got the Icom M32 hand held radios on offer. These are working out at under £70 a pop.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...10001/542/64/3

Q: Is this a good price for a Icom M32?

Q: Has anybody used these M32 radios in the UK?

Q: will they work in the UK??

As usual all info gratefully accepted.

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Yoyo.
---------------------------------------------------
life's full of ups "n" downs.
yoyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 00:47   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pwllheli
Length: no boat
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 78
I've heard of the Icom M31! and they work fine in the UK!

Never actually heard of the M32!!

The person you need to speak to is Jon Brooks!!!
__________________

__________________
Sammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 03:53   #3
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Jon Brooks published dire warnings about radios from the States a while back. Something to do with type approval, different frequencies and not CE if I remember correctly. Not worth the risk, buy an echo sounder instead and smuggle that back without paying the duty.

Pete
__________________
.
Ribnet is best viewed on a computer of some sort
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 03:54   #4
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
I think you'll find that some of the channels are different and it isn't approved for use in the UK and hence you would be breaking the law. The models are different in the US and elsewhere - if you do a search for VHF or Jon Brooks's posts I think you'll find the same answer.
__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 04:33   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newquay, Cornwall.
Boat name: None :(
Make: None :(
Length: 5m +
Engine: None :(
MMSI: None :(
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,280
I think all the icoms switch between International (for use here) and USA mode - well at least my M31 & M421 do.

If you check here it would appear that this model has this option too. In fact it looks exactly the same as my M31
roycruse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 04:54   #6
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
Just to clarify ................




Quote:
Originally Posted by Cookee
It isn't approved for use in the UK and hence you would be breaking the law.
__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 05:14   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newquay, Cornwall.
Boat name: None :(
Make: None :(
Length: 5m +
Engine: None :(
MMSI: None :(
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,280
Cookee

This is an interesting subject.

Clearly all the ICOM units are built to be used globally (ie can be switched to use any chanel group depending on area used)

Does it simply boil down to then which units the importers for a region have had certified for use in that region.

If so the difference between a radio purchased in the states and one purchased in europe would simply be the sticker !!!

Bummer - you would be breaking the law for having the wrong sticker on your radio.

Could you not just peal off the sticker and be happy ???
roycruse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 06:51   #8
Member
 
ashbypower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salisbury/Poole
Boat name: Blue C
Make: XS 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 125hp Opti
MMSI: 235082826/235909566
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,439
You must understand that although radios are built for all over the world as cookee say's YOU WILL BE BREAKING UK LAW. They are international foe world wide use however only if used on an American registered boat in UK waters. But Illegal if used on a UK resident craft.

Trust this is of help.

Brian
__________________
Brian C
Harbour Sea School & APS Marine Centre
ashbypower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 09:20   #9
RIBnet supporter
 
yoyo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warrington/Anglesey
Make: Menai 480SR.
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsoooooooo 70hp
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 665
It seems a little harsh that if I were to use this type of radio in UK waters I would be breaking the law, especially considering that radios are very important pieces life saving kit!!
__________________
Yoyo.
---------------------------------------------------
life's full of ups "n" downs.
yoyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2005, 12:06   #10
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Is that one of the reasons though that they are tested to ensure that they transmit on the right channels when it really matters.

Pete
__________________

__________________
.
Ribnet is best viewed on a computer of some sort
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.