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Old 08 September 2004, 06:52   #21
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What do folk think about the 421 and the 601? Is the 601 worth the extra money and space required?
I have finally gave up on the Silvas and am going to spend the extra on the Icom but what I want is reliability, any thoughts on these two?
Are they both generally available, I need one by the end of next week.
Sorry i have not answered sooner was away yesterday.
Took my dad to the home of English football for his birthday.
He is a life long gooner and had not been to Hibury since before I was born!

Ah well enough of all that.

There are a few diffs between the two units.

The M601 is much larger and has a bigger display and much larger knobbs etc.
Makes it very easy to use and see at high speed IMHO.
It also has built in the loud hailer and fog horn feature.
In addition you can add the dual station Command mic.
The fist mic is also a speaker and the audio comes out of there in conjuction with the front speaker.

You can't fit the Command mic to the main mic socket.
You can mount the standard mic to the rear of the M601 (mod required).
This makes it very flush mounted!

If you were going for an M503 surly the 421 would be the better option as it has DSC?

All units are fully waterproof and come with 3 year warranty (as long as you fill in the card and return it.

Hope that all helps.
If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact me

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Old 08 September 2004, 07:03   #22
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Sorry i have not answered sooner was away yesterday.
Took my dad to the home of English football for his birthday.


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I hope you both enjoyed yourself at the Millenium Stadium
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Old 08 September 2004, 08:05   #23
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I hope you both enjoyed yourself at the Millenium Stadium
yes we had a great time at Highbury
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Old 08 September 2004, 08:15   #24
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M421

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Can this unit be interfaced with a Raymarine Plotter to give lat and long in the event of using the DSC facility?
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Old 08 September 2004, 08:19   #25
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Can this unit be interfaced with a Raymarine Plotter to give lat and long in the event of using the DSC facility?
Our Kit will interface with most GPS/Plotters inc Raymarine
This includes the new IC-M421

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Old 08 September 2004, 09:40   #26
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How robust is the 421? I have been through two Silvas in 10 months.
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Old 08 September 2004, 09:53   #27
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How robust is the 421? I have been through two Silvas in 10 months.
I can't give you facts and figures on that as its brand new.
I am sure it will be built to our normal standard.
We don't build fisher price toys!
Come and see it at the show and see what you think

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Old 08 September 2004, 09:59   #28
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I am in Oban, the show is just a tad far away
I haven't had many problems with any of my Electronics failing despite the hard use they get apart from the VHF, which in normal use is not used at all!
I will order the 421 and see how I get on, since I know a very nice man at Icom who will sort it if it goes wrong
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Old 08 September 2004, 19:13   #29
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Mine arrived yesterday, very very nice normall Icom build - should last as long as the boat.
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Old 08 September 2004, 19:15   #30
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? Jon, can the speaker mic be fitted to the 421?
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