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Old 24 September 2006, 12:58   #1
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Icom m505

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im looking at buying a m505, mainly because of the goodsize screen, and scroll wheel.

just wondering what people's opinions are on the icom m505, anyone got one?

also wheres the best cheepest place to get one.

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Old 24 September 2006, 13:22   #2
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Is that the one without DSC? (If not Im thinking of the M5something)

They had those at the boatshow for 90 which seemed amazingly cheap to me. I nearly bought one (but didnt)
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Old 24 September 2006, 14:17   #3
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No - the M505 does have DSC. It fits in between the m421, and the m601, and as I understand it, it has the same features as the 601, with a smaller footprint, and a lower price tag.

I saw one at the boat show and liked it - I reckon it should be a good buy, I've always liked Icom kit.
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Just bought one for my new baby >>> left the old M501/DSC 100 combo on my old RIB.This never let me down
Very pleased with it so far - its simpler to use than the old set up ...... and only one set & one antenna to find room for !!!!
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Old 24 September 2006, 15:38   #5
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ello,

i am now pretty decided on it now, only other thing, is any sugestions for a cheep gps with nmea output thats compatable, dont need anything fancy.

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Old 25 September 2006, 08:36   #6
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The other big thing with the M505 is the it is waterproof to IPX7 (1.5m for 30 mins)
Everthing else on the market is IPX7 (1m fopr 30 mins)

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We have the 505 on this years demonstrator - the main unit is hidden below and every function is available on the handset which is removable for security - it also saves room on the console!
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The other big thing with the M505 is the it is waterproof to IPX7 (1.5m for 30 mins)
Everthing else on the market is IPX7 (1m fopr 30 mins)

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Have your units been tested to a greater depth?
Just wondering, cos if my boat sank, it would probably be in more than 1.5m of water.
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Just wondering, cos if my boat sank, it would probably be in more than 1.5m of water.
If that became the case, your radio may not constitute the full extent of your worries!
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If that became the case, your radio may not constitute the full extent of your worries!
Could not have put it better myself Jim!!

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