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Old 17 June 2004, 03:46   #41
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Have to hold my hand up and admit to having a little laugh at that too last night!

I've used Icoms a lot in the past and think they're great, just a little miffed at the difference in price here in the states. You can see why people would want to import them! I can buy a DSC 502 and bring it back inside the personal import exemption.

Have to say I will definitely buy an Icom though.
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You could but your set would not work properly, channels missing, DSC wrong etc.
You would not get to deal with all the nice people here like me

Oh yeah and you would be breaking the law!

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Old 17 June 2004, 06:42   #42
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Desicion Time

Well after listening to all the advice from everyone, I now have to make a choice.

My initial feelings were to go for the Icom 401 on price and good name and dismiss the DSC sets as being inferior.

However I would like the DSC as, The Powers that be have decided this is the future, and it does have some good points.

Jon has openly admitted that Icom have a product missing in their line up at the moment, namely a cheap DSC unit.

Therefore because I am only going to keep my boat for another two years I have decided to go for the Navmarine 7100 DSC unit. According to the Navmarine web site it has a 2 year warranty so that should keep it going.

Any other advice prior to me ordering the set would be most appreciated.

And once again Many thanks.

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Old 17 June 2004, 07:01   #43
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this is with my radio head on and not my Icom head,

Navman have a good name for instruments.
The radio is all a bit new for any faults to have shown up.
With 2 year warranty it should be a good buy.
If not get on to Mark Larkin at Navman UK and tell him I sent you

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Old 17 June 2004, 07:57   #44
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Dont forget the 601 although more expensive does have fog horn and loudhailer as added value.
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Cheers Jon,

Thanks for the info.

I would have liked to buy Icom and would dearly like the 601 but I've only got a small boat that I intend to keep for a couple of years then trade up. Then it will be all the best kit and the 601 fits that bill.

Unfortunately you don't seem to have a piece of kit that fits my present needs.

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Old 17 June 2004, 08:06   #46
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Dont forget the 601 although more expensive does have fog horn and loudhailer as added value.
Chris I think the bloke wants to buy a HVF, this model sounds more like a wife
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R W should that be a VHF NOT A HVF?
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Old 17 June 2004, 08:18   #49
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Cheers Jon,

Thanks for the info.

I would have liked to buy Icom and would dearly like the 601 but I've only got a small boat that I intend to keep for a couple of years then trade up. Then it will be all the best kit and the 601 fits that bill.

Unfortunately you don't seem to have a piece of kit that fits my present needs.

Many Thanks.

Nick R.
Nick

No worries, I understand your problem and it is one I am keen to get resolved but it wont happen in time to help you.

Good luck and happy ribbing

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R W should that be a VHF NOT A HVF?
I think HVF was correct actualy - High Volume Female
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