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Old 03 September 2007, 18:15   #11
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I bought an Icom Euro as well - never got much use out of it though - it got "lost" in Guernsey!!!
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Old 04 September 2007, 03:51   #12
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With out a doubt the best radio on the market at the mo is the Icom M-71.
There is nothing to compare to it.

But if you don't want to spend that much then by far the best value is the HX-270 from Standard Horizon.
Fully waterproof, 3 year warranty, rechargable battery, aa cell tray, mains and 12v charger inc.
All this for under £100, can't go wrong really.
At that pice point there is nothing to beat it!!!

As for fixed set there is some very good pricing on the GX-1500 and GX-3000 for SH at the mo.

I don't just sell these I use them!
I have both the GX-1500 and GX-3000 on my boat and they have performed fantasticly over the last few months.
We use the HX-500 hand held and this is great to.
Most of my crew were Icom through and through..........not any more!!!

All SH kit, inc plotters, can be brought through the Ribnet freindlt dealers like Malthouse, Jimbo and DaveH.

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Old 04 September 2007, 06:42   #13
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HX270 for me and very pleased with it, good price too
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Old 04 September 2007, 07:41   #14
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i use Standard Horizon portables and have been vey impressed by em.
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Old 04 September 2007, 10:34   #15
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the HPX500E is in my honest opinion as good as the icom euro1

for value for money and simplicity to use the standard horizon kit cant be beaten!
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Old 04 September 2007, 10:38   #16
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Icom, Icom, Icom.

I would not buy anything else. Fixed or handheld.

They are rugged, extremely well supported and intuitive to use.

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Old 24 September 2007, 12:54   #17
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ICOM every time

I have to agree with Jabs and others.

You gets what you pay for. Do it, coz your life may depnd on it!

It's a bit of safety kit that is worth digging a bit deeper for. I've jumped out of boats at 20+knts with my M1EuroV clipped to my PFD, with no ill effects.

Icom make VHF radios. I think thats all they have ever done and they are bloody good at it. If M1EuoroV ever gives up, i'll probably replace it with M71.
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Old 24 September 2007, 14:06   #18
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Also looking for main set... any comments appreciated. Read some of the posts.. decision between Standard Horizon HX270e (£86) and Icom M71 (£145)

Cheers
Got the Standard set myself, use it on the RIB and also professionally moving oil rigs around. Never had a moments problem (so far, touch wood etc), love the large numbers on the screen, also extremely robust. Unfortunately it doesn't float so remember where you drop it.
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Old 24 September 2007, 14:22   #19
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You're a long time dead!

The answer is in the question!
£86 v £140ish!
How much£ unleaded do you burn every year?
Maybe get some retreads for your Ferrari!

Nuff said.
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Old 24 September 2007, 16:28   #20
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Is there any reason why I can't buy one of these in the US and use it over here?

Why don't they meet European stds? the idea is superb are there any drawbacks?

http://www.standardhorizon.com/index...3&isArchived=0

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