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Old 11 August 2004, 05:17   #1
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Anyone seen the Raymarine handheld 101e for less than 169? Any reviews of it? cant decide whether to spoil myself or go for the cheaper older Silva wproof.
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Anyone seen the Raymarine handheld 101e for less than 169? Any reviews of it? cant decide whether to spoil myself or go for the cheaper older Silva wproof.
Not seen any reviews good or bad.
Only has AA batteries in it, not a conventional battery back.
Raymarine have a fairly good reputaion.

Silva gets lots of thumbs downs from nay users, varios problems

You might want to consider the Icom M31 too

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Hi, I'd recommend ICOM kit, we run two M21's brilliant! had one flood, ICOM replaced no hastle. Easy to use, good warranty, good battery life with the option to swap pack with a AAA pack if needed.

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Apparently Raymarine are not sending any new ones out now and may recall all sold so far. Anyone seen the Entel 640 looks good for 150. Icom still hard to beat though.
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unless it icom don,t even think about it

i have the M1 euro v it is very good


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Go for Icom. We use the M1 euro V and the I-m21's. List price for the IC m-21 is 159.00 and you can get it for cheaper than that.
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Don't get a Silva - I have one, and smashed it at the weekend. Not very good at all - dropped it on the floor and it fell apart.
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If you can go for Icom...great radios..got the M1 Euro and 601..the battery life in the handheld is fantastic. And i can listen to London VTS in Berkshire on the 601.
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Standard Horizon HX260E
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