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Old 26 August 2014, 16:28   #1
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Hi

Can anyone recommend a handheld VHF radio from ebay?
I don't want to go over board on price, just something to last me until next year. I doubt very much I will go out to sea much now the weather is changing.

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Old 26 August 2014, 16:33   #2
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As in new or some iffy second hand one
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Old 26 August 2014, 18:19   #3
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Hi

I was thinking something along the lines of this

COBRA MR HH350 EU VHF Marine Submersible Floating Radio Kayak Boat Vessel Yacht | eBay

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Old 26 August 2014, 18:26   #4
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I can't offer much on purchasing from ebay, but I will recommend getting a radio with DSC. It could be the difference between being found or not.
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What's dsc?
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Differential Scanning Calorimetry or DSC is a thermoanalytical technique in which the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference is measured as a function of temperature. All of the best radios have it nowadays.
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What's dsc?
Digital Selective Calling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or you can go with Wild Bill's theory which doesn't really have much to do with VHF radios LOL
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Press a single button to call the Coast Guard (or whatever you guys have on your side of the Atlantic) and send them your GPS location digitally. Takes the "search" out of "search & rescue". I've got a Standard Horizon brand radio with DSC that floats, glows in the dark, and is submersible. They make a good radio for a very reasonable price, IMHO.
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With reference to the Cobra handheld:-

<--- this is a Cobra handheld on fire. This is me not urinating on it.---->


Cobra are utterly awful. Just don't. Buy a second had Icom or Standard Horizon instead.
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And tak the course to learn how to use it properly
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