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Old 10 May 2010, 17:17   #1
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Thinking of having an Icom 411 vhf put on my new rib by my dealer who recommended it. (Fitted for 200.00 ) Are they any good for ribs.

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Thinking of having an Icom 411 vhf put on my new rib by my dealer who recommended it. (Fitted for 200.00 ) Are they any good for ribs.

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Fit it yourself and save yourself 70.

Not a bad VHF though-I've got the predecessor and I quite like it.
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My thoughts are the set is a pile of pooh unfortunatly. I have been through three of them already! I like icom, but unfortunatly the 411 is not a good bit of kit. They are not willing to help if the set goes wrong either. As a thought , try the standard horrizon sets, they have more user friendly, bigger screens and they are cheeper. Just a thought.
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I had a 401, good set and no problems with it in 4 years, the 411 was the other option on my list if I don't go down the AIS route, what problems were there on yours TMB?
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Old 11 May 2010, 05:51   #5
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What reasonably priced vhf would be recomended if not the Icom 411. Is Cobra a good option ?
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What reasonably priced vhf would be recomended if not the Icom 411. Is Cobra a good option ?
I'd second TMB's recommendation....look at the Standard Horizon GX1500E. I paid 100, but haven't seen that deal since, have a look around, chaeper than the Icom at about 115 IIRC. Lots of poeple on here recommended it when i was replacing and i'm pleased with it.

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What reasonably priced vhf would be recomended if not the Icom 411. Is Cobra a good option ?
Personally I would avoid Cobra / XM / Midland in an open RIB.

Even though all claim waterproof I have had numerous waranty claims with XM models in the past and I believe from others that Cobra and Midland are in a similar situation. Although the replacement under warranty wasn't questioned just the hassle justified the minimal extra expense for at the time an ICOM M411 which I had absolutely no problem with despite signifcant soakings and shaking around.

The audio quality and volume is also signifcantly better than Cobra or XM.

I understand that Standard Horizon are also particularly good and if their handhelds are anything to go by I would highly recommend.

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i would recommend a SH, great radios, never known a problem with them yet...Icom 411 I've known it to have a few problems when it's been situated in a open rib...Advice you to go with SH
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Many thanks for the the feedback guy's, after reading your posts no one has said anything negative about the S.H. so as adviced I think I will go for the GX1 1500E.

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Many thanks for the the feedback guy's, after reading your posts no one has said anything negative about the S.H. so as adviced I think I will go for the GX1 1500E.

Thanks again,

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me to steve seen them on a website for 125.oo i will look it up and pm you
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