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Old 20 December 2011, 18:00   #1
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Icom m402 vs M411-same size? Or any alternatives?

Does anyone happen to know if the M402 and the M411/M421 are the same hole cutout?

Or... Is there another VHF that's the same or slightly larger cutout that anyone would recommend?
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Hi mate,

No I don't think so, the M411 & M421 are both 149 x 61.6 cut out and the M402 is 139 x 53.

To find out for sure search for the icom user manuals as they have the template on the last page.

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Thanks mate.
At least it's not a problem making a bigger hole-making one shrink is a bit harder...
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Old 21 December 2011, 05:22   #4
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NOS, would you be tempted to be adventurous and go for a Radio Ocean RO4800? Their dimensions are 147x161x71 and they have built in AIS reception/display.

For less than 200...

They are marketed by Furuno in France but I've not been able to get any reviews of them. I think they might be a rebadged Navico. You could be the guineapig
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Very tempting. It's not particularly aesthetically pleasing though.
It'd certainly save the hassle of an extra ariel and wiring.

I have to say,I'm rather taken with the look of the Standard Horizon STD-GX2100. Anyone know if they are going to be imported into the UK?
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It's not particularly aesthetically pleasing though.
Zees ees veree true, mon ami. Per'aps zey make zem wees zee old Renault dashboards, non?

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The design is definitely Renault 4 van...

Thinking about it I'm not really sure there's much of an advantage to having the AIS display on the set though-if you're going to hook it up to your plotter it'll make the set display look like a game of Pong
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I think it toggles on/off. I presume the thing feeds the AIS signal out? It's a bit like the speed, position and bearing that so many DSC radios display - fairly redundant on a well appointed rib console, but nice if that's all you have....
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but nice if that's all you have....
If it's all you have you might as well not buy it though.
It's pointless if you haven't got a GPS for it to talk to- it doesn't have any way of fixing its own position so the AIS is pointless without the plotter.
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Having had the Icom I prefer the Standard Horizon GX1500.

You get a surface mount kit FOC (20 for the icom) and it has a nice chunky dial for selecting the channel as opposed to buttons ont he icom which I found much better to use.Especially with gloves on.
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