Originally Posted by Louise
Don't buy a US VHF as it is not type-approved and, IIRC, probably illegal to use in this country. Jon Brooks - we need you again!!!! Also, channels may be different and any warranty will probably be void.
"don't not fear Radioman is here!"
Southampton is a good bet for radio's.
Lots of offers and am sure a few new bits of kit about too!
As for the US kit, it is built for that market and not that of Europe.
Wrong class of DSC, missing channels, not CE marked and not type approved for over here.
Thats the mian points.
Most will not cover warranty over here on US kit , we deff don't.
Plus you only get 12 months on US kit, we would give you 3 years!
The big thing is the law, its is illegal to own let alone use US kit over here.
£5000 fine and confiscation of the kit and if they want its power supply (yes thats your boat!)
Hope that helps, if you make it to Southampton come and see us on the Icom stand.
This is the first year we are having our own stand.
Should be a good show, lots to see and do.
thinks.... should I go for the cape and pants outside my tights look?