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Old 12 April 2012, 16:08   #21
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I have my own 4x4 business thats been running since 1989. I work on the principle that a happy customer will always come back and spread the word. Sometimes, the customer is capable of fitting some of the products themselves and possibly can't afford to pay me to fit them. I have no problem selling him the product with some advice on how to install it. Next time they want something else, they will be back.
Did YOU think he was a bit Arsey too? I thought he was a bit arsey...

I'm far to polite to mention it though
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Old 12 April 2012, 16:44   #22
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it seems you are,all advice is welcome, it does seem however some have stronger views than others for whatever reason, its their view, i will sit on the fence for this one
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Smiffysteve, I do not know what is offered in Europe, but you could get a new fixed mount radio now and upgrade your GPS at a later time. You can also get radios with GPS built into them, both handheld and fixed mount. Here are some of the ones offered in the USA. Of course any radio is better than no radio.

STANDARD HORIZON GX1700 Compact VHF Radio with GPS at West Marine

STANDARD HORIZON HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built-In GPS at West Marine

UNIDEN MHS135 VHF/GPS Handheld Combo at West Marine
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Important: DO NOT BUY A USA RADIO FOR USE IN EUROPE.

it has different VHF channel frequency's.

ONLY buy radio with CE mark.

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Important: DO NOT BUY A USA RADIO FOR USE IN EUROPE.

it has different VHF channel frequency's.

ONLY buy radio with CE mark.

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Awesome advice!

I figured there would be something different in Europe than the USS, but the links I offered still show the brand and model, or at least type that are probably available on Euro frequency's.
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Did YOU think he was a bit Arsey too? I thought he was a bit arsey...

I'm far to polite to mention it though
Just a tad.
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Awesome advice!

I figured there would be something different in Europe than the USS, but the links I offered still show the brand and model, or at least type that are probably available on Euro frequency's.
My Icom M71 handheld can be set for either - I'm sure this is common. It should be in the specs.
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yea - if you buy in Europe - you can switch , a lot of USA radios you can't ...

you looking for international channel list

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my brand new Hand held Standard horizon hx 280e came just this morning ,
not that i have time to have a good look yet the general manual does state that it can be switched to either USA/canadian Or International bands ,but a foot note in the troubleshooting chart also says it may be set at euro only and the switch over may be a factory disabled function ,,and by the way it does have a CE logo on it .
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rest assurred i will make sure it is for europe, thanks for the advice i hadnt thought about the u.s on a different frequency than us , surley it would be in their interest to join us on our freqency, infact would it not be easier to make it global?
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