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Old 24 August 2004, 17:29   #21
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Hi there, Superradioman. Perhaps you could answer the question from Scary Des - how well would a handheld work from absolute sea level? We figure we'd rather have it, on the off chance that it might work or you might be able to, say, climb onto the upturned hull and use it. What do you think? Ta.
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Old 24 August 2004, 17:31   #22
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The standard Icom labour charge is 55 pounds an hour and the minimum charge seems to be 1 hour. So far my radios have been with Icom for more than 2 months'
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Old 24 August 2004, 17:36   #23
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Jon, no confusion here. Just stating facts, and have hammered these issues out several times with Mike Martin.

On the other hand, while you are here.... I have a IC-M1 Euro V. It took a bit of a knock, and the squelch/volume control got bent. All works fine, but the knurled sqelch knob no longer does anything, which is irritating. If I send it in, how long for a fix, and what sort of estimated cost?

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I know you have Brendon have read the posts
But there is a lot of confusion out there and lots who think they know the facts when they don't.
Again not aimed at any one here.

Depends send it marked for me, then a couple of days.

If not marked for me will end up in the system and be a couple of weeks.
Cost will depend on if its needs a new volume control or just at bit of bending.

Will just clarify, for 3 year warranty "YOU" the end user must fill in the card and send it backor it will just be 1 year.
We do pride ourselves on our service but you can't please all of the people all the time.

Rouge if you coming to Southampton Boat Show please come and find me.
Think we need to have a chat, a beer or 3 (on me) and make you happy again.
Am there all the time.
You feel let down and I want to put that right and chat through it all with you.

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Old 24 August 2004, 17:45   #24
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Depends send it marked for me, then a couple of days
Cheers! Will wait till a quiet time in boating season, then let you know it's coming

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Old 24 August 2004, 17:52   #25
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The standard Icom labour charge is 55 pounds an hour and the minimum charge seems to be 1 hour. So far my radios have been with Icom for more than 2 months'
Yes it is and that is the same for most electronic companies.
We have tried to contact you for most of that to get payment.
E-mails sent, PM's sent, messages left on your moblie.

No reply.

As I said before your radio's have been ready since 2 weeks after we had them!
They will not leave to building until the invoice is settled.
Standard Working Parctice for most companies

Sorry to do this in public but you don't answer our contact attempts.
This is making us look bad when that not the full facts.
I feel you are upset with us but this is not all our doing.
We have tried and tried to contact you.
You are a valued customer and we don't want for you to feel let down but you need to respond to get this sorted.

Once again sorry to the rest of you.

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Old 24 August 2004, 18:13   #26
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Will just clarify, for 3 year warranty "YOU" the end user must fill in the card and send it backor it will just be 1 year.
We do pride ourselves on our service but you can't please all of the people all the time.

Rouge if you coming to Southampton Boat Show please come and find me.
Think we need to have a chat, a beer or 3 (on me) and make you happy again.
Am there all the time.
You feel let down and I want to put that right and chat through it all with you.

Regards
Jon,

firstly I'd be delighted to meet with you again as I enjoy your sense of Humour and you don't need to buy all the drinks. My beef is with Icom and not you as a person

I don't feel let down by Icom I've been let down by em and yes I am getting bitter and twisted about it. Sending me a pro forma for the price we agreed so long ago in our phone converstaion would be a good start to the road to rectifying the situation .

I am intrigued that the radios were ready two weeks after they were handed over to you....are you sure?

Other than the PM's we exchanged on the 10/6/04 I have not recieved any PM's (is there a problem with the system JK?) no emails or tele messages either.

This situation is regrettable all in all it's a shame the Icom products werent reliable
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how well would a handheld work from absolute sea level?
A good handheld, about 5 miles. A fixed set at the same level, about 25 miles
From memory, but can probably find the site that gave this info. As already stated, yachts fare far better, as their aerials are on top of a mast, and height equals distance where radio comms are concerned

From experience, just holding the handheld above your head (if you have a mike attached) can give quite an extra distance. I've even been known to clamber on top of the seat, to gain an extra few feet, and it works, but not recommended.
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Old 24 August 2004, 19:31   #28
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Fixed is best !!

Hi,

If you own a boat with a console and are going to keep it for a while I would definitely reccomend purchasing and fitting a fixed VHF system. 25 Watts as opposed to 1 or 2 watts will always make sense ...especially if you ever need to use the radio in an emergency!!

I'd agree with the rest of the gang to also purchase if or when your budget allows a hand held and an aquapac for emergencies and back up.

Best wishes and happy shopping !!

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Old 24 August 2004, 19:37   #29
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. 25 Watts as opposed to 1 or 2 watts will always make sense

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should be 25 as opposed to 5 surely!

Hand helds normally put out 5, unless using a channel where low wattage kicks in, or you manually select it
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Ooops !

Sorry about that !! Don't know where the "." came from !!!!!!

Twenty five watts for fixed versus five!! watts hand held (nominally !!!)

Our hand helds also have a 1 watt feature which is generally what we use boat to boat on "certain" boats !!

Must get into civvy mind frame !!!

Thanks for the correction !!!

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