Dear Mr Brooks,
I am not sure I find gloating that helpful
Seriously, if Icom had a product ready for my build, I would have bought it. But your low price product, though announced, was not avaialble. Nor was Raymarine's.
My reason for the Navman was:
I was a complete beginner and did not expect to use it much
I wanted DSC as a safety precaution with a 15 year old son, and both of us being out together as beginners
Budget - if I found I nedded more I could invest in your £600+ box
This one seems to work fine in most circumstances. The manual is horrible - written for anyone but a beginner.
Most likely I have screwed up, not the unit.
If I set it onto Channel 67, and press scan, it tells me it is monitoring 16 and 67, and it is because I can follow converstaions which strart on 16 and move to 67.
If I talk to Solent on 67, when the unit is not in scan mode, they can hear me fine.
Problem seems to arise when I press the mic and speak when the unit is in scan mode monitoring 16 and 67.
Any ideas, Jon, or anyone?