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Old 29 August 2005, 17:47   #11
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Standard Horizon 270 is what I use. Made by Yaesu. Waterproof and very compact but the clip is easy to lose. I know this because I've lost it so I cannot be accused of giving an opinion about something I know bugger all about.

Another advantage is that you don't get the sales manager boring you to death with how wonderful they are

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Old 29 August 2005, 17:59   #12
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Dave,

How much is that radio ?

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Old 29 August 2005, 18:06   #13
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How much is that radio ?
I paid just over a hundred quid from Nautequipe in Hartlebury, Worcs, but I think that was heavily discounted because I'm tall dark and handsome.

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I've had two of these and both have broken; first one stopped working after it started smoking and blew up. On the second one the speaker no longer works so I have to use an ear-piece if I want to use it. I suppose I should have used a waterproof case (although I never got it wet) - the second one didn't even see the sea before it went wrong!

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Can I recommend this radio: Swiftech M298

look at this price: £59.95 and it is a rebadged Silva iirc(!)

http://www.redcar-fish.co.uk/product...cats.asp?id=48

(ps hope this doesn't break any rules?)

I have owned one for five years now and it is perfect. Good transmission and reception and very rugged. Spare batteries and chargers (including in-car) are available at a reasonable price

As a budget buy I'd rate it at 100%


ps: it isn't waterproof but a waterproof cost me £7 at a chandlery....
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Old 29 August 2005, 18:17   #15
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Standard Horizon HX270E

You can get it from Nautequipe for £137.46 including postage
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Old 29 August 2005, 18:45   #16
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I paid just over a hundred quid from Nautequipe in Hartlebury, Worcs, but I think that was heavily discounted because I'm tall dark and handsome.

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Why use a portable? I've got a Cobra marine waterproof fixed DSC radio on my sr4 with a metz manta-6 stainless whip and I'm picking up Brixham coastguard and Cherbourg radio from Poole. Excellent setup, and it all came to around £175 including P&P-all from ebay. I just unplug it all when the boat's in storage. Advantage being, I can't lose it...
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As an amusing aside to this thread, the blurb on the back of the Silva S12 reads: "Not to be used in distress or emergency"

I sh1t you not!
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That is just as bad as the chart plotters saying "not to be used for navigation"!!!
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http://www.jgtech.co.uk/shop3.htm have several handheld VHF radios for under £100

I have bought vhf and chartplotter from them before.
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