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Old 01 August 2005, 09:53   #71
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Ps just bought a Icom M421 so I will see if this is size 9 proof Des
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Old 01 August 2005, 14:32   #72
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I would put a wanted ad on RIBnet as I guess there must be a few on here that have bought Icom or another and just found a dark corner to put the Silva in
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Old 23 September 2005, 10:19   #73
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Just a quick update for all you silva S15 owners out there

Finally got my radio back after silva said they couldnít fix it and being nosy I flipped what was left of the case open to have a look.

The photo below is of the rear heat sink and it was sitting in 5 or 6mm of water

From what I can see this radio is far from water proof and judging by the corrosion already present it would be unlikely to last its warranty period

Now this could be a one off but judging by other comments Iíve hear Iím not convinced.

You were warned Des
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Old 23 September 2005, 10:27   #74
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I agree - Avoid Silva if you want a waterproof radio.

I used to own an S10. I had a trip up the north cost of Cornwall and the heavens opened up on us and we got a good soaking - anyway - once the rain had cleared looked down at the radio and the display had gone off - would not come back on at all - eventually when i got back home took it apart dried it all off gave it a spray of the good old WD40 and she was OK again - but had it have been salt water that got in and had it been left for any length of time - no doubt the inside of it would have looked a lot like Des' S15
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Just a quick update for all you silva S15 owners out there

Finally got my radio back after silva said they couldnít fix it and being nosy I flipped what was left of the case open to have a look.

The photo below is of the rear heat sink and it was sitting in 5 or 6mm of water

From what I can see this radio is far from water proof and judging by the corrosion already present it would be unlikely to last its warranty period

Now this could be a one off but judging by other comments Iíve hear Iím not convinced.

You were warned Des
Rumour has it that they are haulting production of these radios in favour of something a lot more reliable.
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Is there not a trading standards issue here if they claim something they are not?
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Old 23 September 2005, 14:29   #77
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Just did my powerboat level 2 - instructors RIB had a Silva s15 - nothing but trouble with it - he is now on his 4th replacement and that has packed up as well......
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Mine is still trouble free but it is the fourth one I have been through.

Hope I have not jinxed it now .
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I was looking at Silva for a new fixed set, I think I've finished looking at Sliva - Icom now on the cards - sounds like the customer service is good!
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Icom product, features and support is A1. It's only their price that puts people off (IMHO) but personally i feel it's justified.
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