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Old 11 August 2015, 10:37   #1
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vhf radio recomendations

Can anyone recommend a vhf radio, I currently have an m-tech but it hasn't lasted long and the switches and dials have seized up now?
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Old 11 August 2015, 11:18   #2
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Well thats not the one to replace it with .

try this Standard Horizon GX1700E VHF DSC Radio with built in GPS

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I can only recommend what I use, which is Standard Horizon. Have a fixed DSC and two Hand helds, one of which is DSC
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What he said - but others will say the same about Icom. Outside these two main manufacturers people are generally less enthusiastic about use on open, wet, ribs.
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I can only recommend what I use, which is Standard Horizon. Have a fixed DSC and two Hand helds, one of which is DSC

+1 for SH
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What he said - but others will say the same about Icom.
That'll be me - use them in both fixed and hh.

Ignore the cheap rubbish - they are what they are - rubbish.
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Icom, but that's what I've always used.
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Best option for a RIB IMO is the ICOM M400 with Command Mic.
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I looked into this when getting mine. There were only two that came recommended, the Icom and the SH. I got the SH but there was not much between them.
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I got the SH but there was not much between them.
SH is made by Yuasu (spelling?) & Icom is well, Icom. Both well respected Japanese radio manfs. You won't go far wrong with either. Personally, I can vouch for the excellent aftersales with Icom. Never had SH so can't comment. I wouldn't touch any other manufacturer of marine VHFs.
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