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Old 29 August 2005, 04:50   #1
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VHF handheld radios

Can someone give me some feedback on VHF handheld radios.
I'm looking for a economic handheld.

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Old 29 August 2005, 05:00   #2
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I'm in the same boat, I know were you can buy a brand new silva s12 handheld for 85, fullywaterproof
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Old 29 August 2005, 05:10   #3
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Silva S12

Where can I buy a Silva S12 for 85 ?
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Old 29 August 2005, 05:20   #4
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Place called Pumpkin marine in hayling island, im going to get one, with the postage added on it may be the same for what you can get it for i dont know -
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Old 29 August 2005, 06:11   #5
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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, 06:11   #6
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Pumpkin Marine

Do you have they phone number ?

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Old 29 August 2005, 08:13   #7
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Try e-bays Uniden Atlantis 250, about 60 - woz ere in less than a week from the states, not erd mush traffic on it but!
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I have been driving a dive rib and an FRC in the north sea for the last couple of months we use Standard Horizons and I am really impressed with them. they get a bit of a hiding and you they don mind the odd splash

I shall probably buy some myself when my present portable fails
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I have had a standard portable vhf now for a few years attached to my lifejacket - it's bounced, and taken lots of water to it without problem. It charges from the cigar lighter in the van most of the time so it's always ready. I have a feeling it's also intrinsicly safe (however you spell that).

Also can recommend the little Icoms - we use them at work and they are very good units indeed.

You'll get what you pay for with the quality of these units.

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Standard

Best thing about Standard if you live in the South is that their service depot is in Winchester and they returned my handheld after I had broken it in less thand 36 hours !
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