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Old 25 June 2004, 04:13   #11
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This isn't aimed at anyone in particular.

I do not see why there is the obsession with spending as little money as possible on a vhf.

VHF and DSC is the best possible means of telling somebody and everybody that you need some assistance. When it comes to safety then surely money is no object.

I have 2 icom radios, I choose them because after years of using them at somebody else's expense I found that they could stand up to lots of wear, tear and abuse. I know they are expensive, thats why my hand held came from ebay, but if I could't have got it on ebay I would happily have paid full price.

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Old 25 June 2004, 04:19   #12
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Originally Posted by gingercoastie
When it comes to safety then surely money is no object.

Could not agree more.
I have seen over the years far to many tears where corners are cut on the cost of safety.

Yes I understand the the money pot is not a bottomless pit but as most of us here boat with our loved ones, I for one would never cut corners.


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Old 25 June 2004, 04:33   #13
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Yes I agree with all that but I was asking about a I-com vhf!
Got my answer so will not be getting this one!
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Old 20 January 2005, 08:31   #14
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Icom 302 on E Bay

See quote below for details re these radios - worth taking note!

Originally Posted by Jon Brooks
Why would you not want me to comment and give you the actual facts Nick?
I would have thought it would have been better to ask the people who know the facts rather than those who think they do!!!

It is a US only set, it is NOT legal to fit to any EU vessel let alone use it.
It is not CE marked, it is the wrong class of DSC, it has channels missing.

It is not the US version of the M401 that would be the M402!!!!

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