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Old 20 July 2004, 19:03   #1
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were to get a fixed vhf

hi all

i am in the market for a fixed vhf for my new rib coming in september i have had a look at the options and have pretty much decided on an icom m401. can anyone help me as to where i could get one at a reasonable price, most probably mail order as im not sure there is anywhere near me i could get one at a good price.

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Hi Nick
If your boat isn't coming till september I would wait till the boat show, I realise that traveling down would knock the savings off, but you might well be able to get some of the chandlers showing there to do mail order or ask them if they will do the boat show deal for you.
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Check out the yachting magazines PBO is good for adverts as are some of the motor boat mags.
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Old 21 July 2004, 08:39   #3
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I would wait till the Southampton Boat show and go from stand to stand getting the prices down!!!
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Old 21 July 2004, 19:00   #4
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cheers guys but im not too clued up on all of these shows that are going on could you tell me when this show is on?

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Alternatively thump the model name into Google - lots of places to buy from. MES often have some deals.

For boat show info, look at the following:
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http://www.londonboatshow.net/
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Don't forget Ebay, most of the US sites ship here.
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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.
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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.

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