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Old 06 December 2012, 18:35   #1
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Icom - branded or manufactured?
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Icom - branded or manufactured?
Good question. When I was researching radios, I saw all the nav stuff and thought "Who buys this other stuff??? Heck, who even sells it?" Didn't find too much in the way of prices or vendors online.
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Bet the radios still aren't N2K tho!
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Bet the radios still aren't N2K tho!
Nope, still 0183 if you want to connect your Icom radio to your Icom plotter! Although the plotter does have n2k.

Love the radios but the rest doesn't look to clever. I'm guessing its made by Icom Japan.

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Love the radios but the rest doesn't look too clever.
Since moving to a Garmin radio my love of Icom has diminished somewhat.
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Since moving to a Garmin radio my love of Icom has diminished somewhat.
I can't decide about those Garmin radios - what do YOU like about them?
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Simple UI with effective soft keys. Plus the fact that they talk nicely to my plotter to allow for direct calling any AIS target or DSC vessel in my list of 'friends'. Oh, and N2K of course.

I also find the screen is good and the menu structure fairly logical. Unlike the Icom you don't have one button doing lots of random things depending on whether your press or press and hold it.
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No problems with it fogging up? I've seen a lot of those...
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You only asked ME what I LIKED about it

Yep, it does fog a bit, but clears after a while. But I know if it became a problem Garmin would replace it. My old plotter did too, until they brought in bonded touch screens. I'm sure there's still fog lurking in amongst the circuit boards but it ain't a problem now.
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