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Old 10 August 2004, 09:14   #11
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I didn't ask how good ICOM was!!! Don't need to be told that - their reputation is second to none! Just wondering how good the cheaper sets are compared to units from ICOM costing double the price - what has been sacrificed to cut costs?
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Old 10 August 2004, 09:23   #12
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I didn't ask how good ICOM was!!! Don't need to be told that - their reputation is second to none! Just wondering how good the cheaper sets are compared to units from ICOM costing double the price - what has been sacrificed to cut costs?
Then we are hardly likely to go to a market with a product that would harm that good name.

We wanted a product to compete at the lower end of the hand held market.
The M31 is exactly that.
A good solid waterproof hand held, no frills.

Nothing has been sarcificed really, ok no lithium Ion battery, no access socket.

Hope that helps

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Old 10 August 2004, 09:45   #13
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Nothing has been sarcificed really, ok no lithium Ion battery, no access socket.
What's the access socket ?

Can I deal with you direct then John or do I have to go through a reseller ?
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Old 10 August 2004, 09:45   #14
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The M31 is exactly that.
A good solid waterproof hand held, no frills.

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I'll second that.
It's a 2 way Marine VHF radio, higher prices get you a Multifunction Communication Device, which is a radio with bells and whistles.

Seriously, itís a solid, easy to use, reliable (Heaven help you if it isnít, Jon) little radio from a well-respected manufacturer.
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Old 10 August 2004, 09:48   #15
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What's the access socket ?

Can I deal with you direct then John or do I have to go through a reseller ?
We dont do any direct sales.
You will need to contact you local dealer.

Access socekt, a hole for adding in remote spk/mic or headsets or helmets etc.

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Old 10 August 2004, 12:14   #16
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Think I will take the plunge - modern electronics are so cheap these days - a good quality waterproof VHF for £130 - what would that have cost a few years ago???
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Old 16 August 2004, 10:37   #17
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Got my VHF in the post today not to impressed with the lifetec site as I had to chase them up for it. Apparently not in stock though I get the feeling nothing is.
Placed the order Tusday 3:45pm so it's here just within seven days.

What's the socket on the top for between the on/off and the antenna ?
If the black cover isn't on does this affect the waterproofness of the unit ?
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Old 16 August 2004, 10:44   #18
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Got my VHF in the post today not to impressed with the lifetec site as I had to chase them up for it. Apparently not in stock though I get the feeling nothing is.
Placed the order Tusday 3:45pm so it's here just within seven days.

What's the socket on the top for between the on/off and the antenna ?
If the black cover isn't on does this affect the waterproofness of the unit ?

Depends what radio you went for!
If it is the M1EuroV then it is for a spk/mic.
It is fully waterproof if the rubber cover is left off but we advise it is left on.

I have never heard of this company so can not pass comment.

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Old 16 August 2004, 12:08   #19
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Depends what radio you went for!
I got the IC-M31.
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Old 17 August 2004, 03:24   #20
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I got the IC-M31.
That is for dealer programming of private channels.
Should NOT be removed by the end user, this may effect the waterproofing f the set.

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