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Old 19 February 2018, 10:36   #1
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Please advise whether having a fixed VHF with built GPS such as the newish
ICom M323G mean I don't have to buy a separate GPS st for my new boat?

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Please advise whether having a fixed VHF with built GPS such as the newish

ICom M323G mean I don't have to buy a separate GPS st for my new boat?



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It all depends on what you want to do with the GPS, the VHF will give you your current position in lat/lon, it might even have rudimentary navigational capabilities e.g course to steer from your current position to a waypoint stored in the VHF. It will be a faff to use it as such & would be no substitute for a plotter. The main reason for adding GPS to VHF was to eliminate the need for an external GPS feed to the radio for the DSC facilities.
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Thank you for your speedy, helpful and expert reply - looks like i'll gave to go for the double!
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