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Old 05 November 2013, 18:02   #1
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M-Tech MT500 or SH GX1100

M-Tech MT500 or SH GX1100

Which one would you rather have on your boat?
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Old 05 November 2013, 18:16   #2
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A boat I bought had an mtech which got knocked (not particularly hard)bending the main push and turn control so it didn't work! I wouldn't mess with a budget one tbh.
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Reason I ask is that the MTech is actually more expensive than the SH a lot of places!
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GX1100 - 3 year warranty vs 12 months on MT500

Nothing in it functionality-wise.

Supplied plenty of both and actually had no reported problem with either.

If you can push a few more , go for GX1600E - bigger screen much easier to read in a hurry.
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But build quality?
Mtech I have doubts
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or get the ICOM 323 - great radios
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or get the ICOM 323 - great radios
+1 and available for well under 200, not worth buggering about with the cheap stuff imho.
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Only two makes to consider IMHO SH and Icom in no particular order.
We run Both and have never had any Issues.
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