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Old 18 January 2014, 07:38   #1
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VHF radio

Hi just about to get a fixed VHF radio,would it be better to have speaker in mike( nearer to ears in windy cond) or in radio set, any recommendations welcome. Thanks.

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Old 21 January 2014, 02:37   #2
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Whichever way you go, keep a floating hand held clipped to your LJ. If you were to get thrown from the boat, and wind or current separated you, a fixed radio without remote mike wouldn't be much use.

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Old 21 January 2014, 03:13   #3
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Hello Trevor

My Standard Horizon GX2000 outputs audio via both the mic and speaker on the unit, which is really helpful.

But as I still haven't had one (on my 3rd unit) where the screen doesn't fog up, and poor help from their service team in recent times, I'm tempted t go elsewhere.

But al least it shows that facility is there at least on SNH units - which I like apart from the fogging.

"keep a floating hand held clipped to your LJ." I'll second that.

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