Thanks for that, Jimbo. I'll check it out.
What I would really like is a VHF with wireless handset with a large colour screen and including a keypad. Not much different to a good mobile phone I suppose.
I does seem to me that VHF manufacturers are dragging their heels when you consider the diplays of other electronics available to us. Even some of the respected makes still have odd text characters which appear to be crushed into a limited field of the display.
Look at these pics of a handset, how easy is that to read? Look at the text? If you were buying a mobile phone, you laugh if you came across that.
For me, since mono screens are essentially reflective, I've found them difficult to read inside a cabin where the outside world is bright and the display is dull. Backlights work at night but they're no match for the sun during daytime. I used to find this also in an open RIB if travelling toward a bright sun.
Colour displays have proved to be bright and clear no matter what the outside brightness is. The VHF is the only mono display I have left.
There also seems no need to have a boingy chord with the resultant nuisance and points of possible failure. Wireless is now so cheap and easy.
An anti reflective screen surface would be nice too.
I've found Simrad do a wireless handset but it's as much a controller for their other navigation equipment and it's still mono but at least the screen is clear.