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Old 24 September 2007, 17:46   #21
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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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I think the problem is if the single unit goes you dont have anything. Much safer to have things seperated out. Especially the VHF. Also I think the US use different frequencies.

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US models dont meet European standards for electrical equipment and thus can't be licensed for use in the UK.

Here is the paragraph from the Icom Website:

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All European electronic & electrical equipment must meet stringent technical and legislative standards including Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive tests and must be CE marked to show that they have done so. Products for the US do not have to meet these standards and are neither tested nor carry the CE mark. Equipment that does not meet the requirements of the above regulations can not be licensed for use on European vessels. The terms of the licence will have been broken and the consequences are likely to be a prosecution and criminal record.
on a personal note, I have an M71 and am very pleased with it, especially the battery life it has, seems to last much longer than my M31 ever did (until i dropped it ) and we use Icom Radios exclusively at work too, a mixture of the M1Euro, M71 & M33 depending on the likelyhood of you dropping it in the water
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Old 25 September 2007, 02:39   #23
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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.

Not to sure on your point as in your previous post you indicated spending more money.

You could pay £145 ish and get the Icom or pay £86 ish and get the Standard.

Standard Horizon like Icom are part of a 50 + year old radio company.
The build and reliabilty is the same, hence they both give three year warranty.
Both make radio for the same market area's.

Icom have dabbled with both chart plotters and radar over the years.

In the EU market Standard Horizon is a fairly new name to most.
They have only really been pushing their EU products for about 4 years now.
The brand is already growning very fast and proving to be a real name to go to sea with.

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I have an Entel unit. It is waterproof submersible etc etc .
It feels relatively light (compared to the Motorolas I use for my day job).
Big display. Unless you hold the thing really close to your ear while doing 24 knots, its really hard to hear it! but then...I think thats the same for most handlheld vhfs.
To fix the problem I bought the plug in lapel clip speaker/mic thingy. Now its perfect...light enough to clip securely to my lifejacket, battery life is good and I can hear the thing while WOT!
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In the EU market Standard Horizon is a fairly new name to most. They have only really been pushing their EU products for about 4 years now.
The brand is already growning very fast and proving to be a real name to go to sea with.
I would second that, having been supplying the HX range to a number of very heavy users for a while now I can report that they are out lasting both Icom and Simrad models, which are twice or three times the price.

Also, I have a handful of HX-270s at a sale price:
http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...d=103&parent=0
85.00 inc vat and UK delivery.
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Not to sure on your point as in your previous post you indicated spending more money.

You could pay £145 ish and get the Icom or pay £86 ish and get the Standard.

Standard Horizon like Icom are part of a 50 + year old radio company.
The build and reliabilty is the same, hence they both give three year warranty.
Both make radio for the same market area's.

Icom have dabbled with both chart plotters and radar over the years.

In the EU market Standard Horizon is a fairly new name to most.
They have only really been pushing their EU products for about 4 years now.
The brand is already growning very fast and proving to be a real name to go to sea with.

Cheers
I'd go with what Jon said. I am perfectly happy with anything made by either Yaesu or Icom and both are leagues ahead of most of the competition. My father has an old Yaesu Memorizer 2 metre VHF base set which must be nigh on 30 years old now and apart from a slightly dodgy tuning dial (worn switch) it still works fine! There are still quite a few of them around too. Yaesu, like Icom, have been around for a while and seem to be built to last...
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I am sure they would sell far more if they stuck the Yaesu badge on them!!!
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I am sure they would sell far more if they stuck the Yaesu badge on them!!!
I must admit when I first starting looking for a handheld I thought "who the hell are Standard Horizon???" then when I discovered the lineage I thought "ah that's OK then"

Not really sure why they split it into three brand names, I would have thought it better to stick with just "Yaesu"...
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I know it would be like Sony intorducing a range of TVs called Shining Moonlight or something!!!
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