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Old 24 November 2006, 18:09   #1
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M-Tech MT-500

Anyone any experience of M-Tech MT-500 Class-D DSC Marine VHF Radio?
Good? bad? or just do the job? for 129.00
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Old 24 November 2006, 23:58   #2
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This is a re badge of another product, can't remember who at the mo.
There are better radio's out there for not a lot more money.

Also I think it only has a 1 year warranty where there are a number of products out there with 3 years now.

Biggest down side of this kind of unit is the fact that most of the keys are on the mic.
I have seen over the years that the mic cable can be a week link, they get a lot of abuse and can and do fail.
If it fails you loose all those function.

Hope that helps a bit

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Old 25 November 2006, 05:42   #3
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Thanks for that i think ill go for the navman 7100 only a few pounds more
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Old 25 November 2006, 14:17   #4
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If your going to go that route wait for the review in PBO ( Practical Boat Owner), should be out about the 7th Dec.
The Navman 7200 is looked at.
Whilst this in the remote station radio the basic radio is the same as the 7100
Makes a very interesting read!!! enough said

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Old 25 November 2006, 15:36   #5
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Thanks for that ill wait and read PBO before i decide on which vhf to buy - nit getting boat till Feb 2007
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Old 26 November 2006, 14:26   #6
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Are you not getting you electronics supplied and fitted by Ribcraft?

Just a thought.

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Old 26 November 2006, 15:52   #7
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ribcraft are fitting my chartplotter, electrical distribution box, fuse panel + spare switchs. I am hoping to fit any other extras i need myself.
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Old 27 November 2006, 07:43   #8
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Nice one and best of luck.
Good choice of boat

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Old 27 November 2006, 09:01   #9
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Thanks
i think ill have fun on her
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Old 30 November 2006, 07:23   #10
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Im worried now. I bought another 7100 only last week
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