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Old 01 October 2004, 04:06   #21
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just to say that my comments about ICOMs are only positive. I've been using these units for the last 15 years. None has failed, I've dropped them in water (some were not water proof either) and still worked, had them as fixed units on all of my boats and never had a problem.
I don't know what would have happened if one went wrong but so far everything has been 100% (the old ones too)
I feel they are pretty good piece of kit.

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Old 01 October 2004, 04:08   #22
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Cash is in the post but keep it to yourself or it will cst me a small fortune!!

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Old 01 October 2004, 04:59   #23
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I feel they are pretty good piece of kit.
Agreed but not bomb proof. This particular one was in my rucksack along with a packet of chocolate biccies. A certain ribnet owner from Surfhampton (who is renouned for breaking Icoms) found said biccies and ate half for his breakfast, didn't put the lid back on the tin, then left the rucksack in the car during a hot summers day. Result chocolate covered Icom. oh then we dropped it twice, so funnily enough it doesn't work anymore.

Now how good is Icoms warranty ?
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Old 01 October 2004, 05:25   #24
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Agreed but not bomb proof. This particular one was in my rucksack along with a packet of chocolate biccies. A certain ribnet owner from Surfhampton (who is renouned for breaking Icoms) found said biccies and ate half for his breakfast, didn't put the lid back on the tin, then left the rucksack in the car during a hot summers day. Result chocolate covered Icom. oh then we dropped it twice, so funnily enough it doesn't work anymore.

Now how good is Icoms warranty ?
Well we don't claim them to be bomb or in that fact chocci proof!
Send it in and we will have a look for you.
It is fair to say you have not look after it too well!!!!

Does your mobile phone get treated the same way?
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Old 05 October 2004, 10:00   #25
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I had my old radio linked into just the Tx from my plotter for position info (the Rx for the same channel was the input from the sounder) I see that my Garmin 182 on the latest software has athe capability to link into the VHF for DSC info, so if I connect both the Tx and Rx from the radio into the plotter will I get all the extra functions from the 421 including the position appearing on the plotter?
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Old 05 October 2004, 10:02   #26
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I had my old radio linked into just the Tx from my plotter for position info (the Rx for the same channel was the input from the sounder) I see that my Garmin 182 on the latest software has athe capability to link into the VHF for DSC info, so if I connect both the Tx and Rx from the radio into the plotter will I get all the extra functions from the 421 including the position appearing on the plotter?

No is the simple answer.
Only the M601 has this function in our current line up, sorry.

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Old 05 October 2004, 10:22   #27
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So if I connect the VHF Rx to the plotter Tx again thats all I need? I don't really want to use the second NMEA channel on the plotter if I don't need to as I have other plans for it.
As long as I get a position fed into the VHF for the DSC functions thats fine, anything else would just be a bonus
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OK, found by experiment the 421 will only accept NMEA with BOTH wires connected, PITA but OK I spose.
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OK, found by experiment the 421 will only accept NMEA with BOTH wires connected, PITA but OK I spose.
You should only need NMEA out + from the Garmin abd ground.
If memoery serves that should be the blue and black wire.

Which 2 have you conected?

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Talked to Raymarine at boats show and they said the GDMSS alert feature that Jon mentioned a while ago where the position of the alert flags up on the chartplotter works with the new 'C' series units not my 530+ as its an HSB2
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