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Old 12 April 2009, 11:52   #1
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Small Vhf

Possibly a stupid question but are VHF radios a standard width?

I was in a Chandlers this morning and noticed a Cobra (not sure of the model) that looked quite small, are there any other smallish VHFs?

I am after buying a VHF but don't want anything to big....quite like the Standard Horizon GX1500E and seen one on-line for 108 does anyone have or use one and can comment on?

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No,as many sizes as there are models.
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If space is a huge issue, you can take a Standard Horizon fixed mount and put it somewhere remote, and externally mount a RAM+ mic which will let you control all the functions of the VHF. Get a little more expensive, but will save a lot of console real estate.



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p.s. Don't know if other manufacturers have anything similar.
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Be aware that if you want to fit an Icom 4** series fixed VHF, to use the flush mount kit you need clear access to both sides of it to do up the lock nuts.
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My Icom 411 doesn't seem to big. To flush mount you need a cut out of 149mm X 62mm. The face of the radio is 164mm X 78mm.

If rooms a problem you could always side mount like Tomd
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quite like the Standard Horizon GX1500E and seen one on-line for 108 does anyone have or use one and can comment on?

Cheers guys
Yes Gibbo, nice piece of kit with plenty of features and easy to use.
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All sorted now, bought a GX1500 and Pacific antenna (heliflex).

Thanks to Mike at Allgadgets.
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All sorted now, bought a GX1500 and Pacific antenna (heliflex).

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Thanks chaps!

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