What external speakers for ICOM ic M71/72?
I'm after bit of advice on what external speakers to get for a handheld VHF set. It's my only VHF and I'd like to have it in my jacket in case I'm overboard, but also to use easily for general use (patrol boat duties).
I've had the ICOM M32 which didn't have an external speaker, and found that I couldn't hear it if it was in a pocket, or if it was attached to the boat, defeated the purpose of a handheld. So I sold it before realising how bloodly expensive the upgrade to the M72 (M71 in the UK) was! Could have brought a fixed set for the cost difference.
Anyway, the hand set choices are a HM125 water proof speaker/handset at large expense, or non waterproof headsets which I'm guessing can be replaced cheaply with generics once you have the connector.
Is one system better than the other in day to day use?
Thanks in advance