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Old 07 September 2004, 06:32   #1
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Icom comparison

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.
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go to the show

you maybe plesantly supprised with what you find
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Old 07 September 2004, 07:10   #3
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What show?
I have another query if anybody can answer it. Is is possible to have a commandmic fitted to the front instead of the standard? On the net is says no but then also mentions mods to place the standard mic round the back.
A command mic would be better for where my radion is sited, it isn't too easy to see the display but there was no room to put it anywhere else.
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RIVA is referring Southampton Boat Show which starts this weekend and finishes next Sunday.

This sounds like another request for Superradioman (Jon Brooks). If I were you I would either wait for him to see this (he has a look most days ) or PM him.

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Hum, live in Oban pop down to Southampton to by a radio!
I think not!
Do people bother to look at where people live?
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I thought that too, Nick!

Rupert Bear - many of the dealers will have special offers on for the boat show and will often honour these for internet/mail order. Worth a try!
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no does not intrest me were people live , and i bet all the people traveling from europe dont bother were the show is thats why planes were invented
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The best deal I have seen so far is for the 601 with command mic, loudhailer speaker and aerial for 549, anything better out there?
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ok, in the strongest terms i think you may be plesantly supprised by what you find at the show , keep your money in your pocket untill you see whats there perhaps this may help you hold off only trying to help if you want to blow money then fill your boots
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The show is a non starter for me, Oban is far too far away, even getting to the nearest airport is still a 200 round trip so I can't see any possibility of saving enough to make it worth while unless they gave me it for nothing!
Plus I don't really have the time to wait for too long, I need a radio that works soon.
Just back from Cape wrath last night and was on the west side of Coll a couple of weeks ago, working radios are a must out here, not an option.
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