Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 29 May 2014, 09:50   #1
Member
 
dave3235's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Boat name: Salty Cheeks
Make: Honwave
Length: 3m +
Engine: 20hp 2stroke Mariner
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 449
Hand held vhf on a budget

Could anyone help Need a VHF HANDHELD but on a BUDGET.So many choices cheaper the better for my pocket, BUT!!!! There is obviosly some basic musts you need from a radio.Any sugestions welcome,of make and price thanks.
__________________

__________________
dave3235 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 09:59   #2
Member
 
henryfreston's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Thornbury
Make: Avon Searider 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp tohatsu tldi
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave3235 View Post
Could anyone help Need a VHF HANDHELD but on a BUDGET.So many choices cheaper the better for my pocket, BUT there is obviosly some basic musts you need from a radio.Any sugestions welcome.
buy a decent one second hand, that's what I did when I bought my fixed vhf.
__________________

__________________
henryfreston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 10:01   #3
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,013
But a decent waterproof 2nd hand one
__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 10:02   #4
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
NOT Cobra!

Most others are ok.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 10:11   #5
Member
 
henryfreston's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Thornbury
Make: Avon Searider 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp tohatsu tldi
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
NOT Cobra!

Most others are ok.
What's wrong with Cobra (out of curiosity)
__________________
henryfreston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 10:48   #6
Member
 
Country: Luxembourg
Town: Luxembourg
Boat name: Kalish
Make: Humber Ocean Pro 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: 175 Mercury Optimax
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 408
RIBase
try to find an Icom !
Gilles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 10:49   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Joka-Tu
Make: Monterey
Length: 6m +
Engine: Inboard
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 107
Standard Horizon are perfectly good and well proven. And towards the cheaper end.

Had mine for a few years and it works well with the usual limitations of hand held as against fixed.
__________________
jokaboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 11:08   #8
Member
 
boristhebold's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,293
If your interested I have just upgraded my handheld VHF to one that has DSC and so my old one is available at a good price, it is an ICOM M35.

IC-M35 : Buoyant VHF Marine Transceiver - Handheld VHF Marine Radio : Icom UK - two way radio transceivers, receivers and navigation products

Still think I have the original box it came with, bouyant with clear voice, good unit, working perfectly. Have all the bits for it, charger, manual etc etc. It has a belt clip which you can use to clip it onto a life jacket, I also had a clip attacted to the strap so the strap could also be clipped to the lifting ring of the life jacket, hence it couldnt get dropped.

Still available to buy new at RRP of 203, sound chandlers have it at around 179.

My good second hand price 100, but you would need to come and collect it as I do not want to que up at a post office. I am near Ringwood and Ferndown so probably a couple of hours from Bristol. Let me know by Private Message if you want it.
__________________
boristhebold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 11:21   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Ive got a good used one and in perfect working order ...Icom IC-M31 Marine Rib Boat Radio Buoyant and Waterproof 50.00 collect from Bristol as per PM
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. West Country Division
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2014, 11:37   #10
Member
 
boristhebold's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,293
Mine is better it's an M35 so must be better than an M31. LOL.
__________________

__________________
boristhebold 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 10:02.


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