Originally Posted by GRUMPY
This is turning into a intresting debate for anybody wishing to buy new
electronics my self included
First Tim what are you useing now and how do you rate them
Second Jon are your new GX1500 going to be competitive with the 421
i am sure you wont be bias
As un- bias as I can be..here goes.
Price will be better on the GX1500.
Size of units is very close, GX1500 is a tad bigger
Warranty the same.
Display is bigger on the GX1500, same as that on the VM3500, so some size as M505 and M601.
Rotary knob for channel change on the GX1500, M421 has up/down buttons.
GX1500 will have a second station option which the M421 does not.
Whilst this is not a big factor for the rib market I have seen a number of ribs, from 6m up, use this option.
GX1500 has NMEA in and out, so with a compatible plotter can show DSC calls (distress and potion request) M421 can not do this.
GX1500 also has GPS repeat so lat/long, COG, SOG are shown on the radio.
Again the M421 does not.
That kind of covers the main bits.
Hope that helps.