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Old 15 November 2014, 07:10   #1
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How do you secure your handheld VHF?

Planning to get a Icom M23 handheld VHF in addition to my fixed VHF for peace of mind and was wondering how others secure it to themselves. The last thing I want is it ending up in the drink, although I know it floats and emits red LED on contact.

The clip that can connect to the lifejacket belt. Is this enough? I've seen this mod on a kayak forum. Gives another back-up which can connect to a lanyard.
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I usually put mine in a pocket I have in the console, whenever its not, its got the lanyard around my buoyancy aid and its clipped on as well.
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With ur kayak mod if the clip breaks would the string be broken too?

Should be an eye for string but usually stupidly small hole..
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I use a radio pocket which clips to the LJ. Then the lanyard from the radio clips to the LJ too.
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Planning to get a Icom M23 handheld VHF in addition to my fixed VHF for peace of mind and was wondering how others secure it to themselves. The last thing I want is it ending up in the drink, although I know it floats and emits red LED on contact.



The clip that can connect to the lifejacket belt. Is this enough? I've seen this mod on a kayak forum. Gives another back-up which can connect to a lanyard.

the picture you posted is m71 and the clip is screwed to back !

m23 iirc is clipped in, so better off with keyring through hole & pouch as suggested on other thread...

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+1 exactly

This is attached to the 'D' ring on the front of my jacket. Remember when you're affixing it to your jacket to allow sufficient length of lanyard and position it so that when your jacket deploys it will still be reachable and useable!

In my view, the clip with the ICOM DSC handheld is dreadful and I'm frequently recovering it from the deck so please don't rely on the clip alone.
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