Originally Posted by swedishjedi
I want to buy a handheld radio as back up to the fixed radio on my RIB.
Any suggestions, not looking for loads of fancy functions, just want reliable and robust.
Been searching but with so much out there, thought best thing to do is ask the experts!
People are suggesting ICOM and they are widely regarded as being one of the market leaders. Generally most people who have used Standard Horizon are happy with their offerings too.
Whichever you get if its going to sit in a pocket/bag doing nothing you want one with a "physical" on-off switch (usually a rotating knob) not a soft key (which you press). As soft keys are gently draining the battery even when off and if you really need it you want it to work.