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Old 02 August 2013, 15:38   #1
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What Handheld VHF?

Being bugged for gift ideas for my birthday so was thinking of asking for the cash and getting a new handheld...

Any Ideas? Any new ones with DSC on the market?

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Old 02 August 2013, 15:58   #2
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I got the SH HX 851
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Old 02 August 2013, 16:19   #3
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Standard Horizon for me too (751 non DSC). From previous discussions when I was looking as usual it always came down to Icom or SH and whichever flats your boat. For me the SH has been superb and built like a brick.
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Icom also do a dsc handheld, i havent seen one in the flesh Yet.

Best price I have found for the Hx851 is at mailspeed for 189 posted with a discount code of 5off

http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/marin...-dsc-vhf.bhtml
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icom m91d is what I recommend - I have both training model and live model - easy to use and same interface as the icom m423 and 323 radios.

downside they are around 250 plus side I sell them and I am a trade member lol http://store.sprmarine.co.uk

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Hmmmmm birthday eh big boy?!? Ive just ordered the icom m 73 just cos it looks good!!
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Hmmmmm birthday eh big boy?!? Ive just ordered the icom m 73 just cos it looks good!!

did you get the M73pro? or the basic? I am thinking getting the M73pro for demo unit, the M73 also has a metal case...

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The IC-M73EURO pro is the counterpart to the IC-M73PLUS. Its got a carbon type stylee fron on it. Goodness knows if it works but it looks splendid!!
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The IC-M73EURO pro is the counterpart to the IC-M73PLUS. Its got a carbon type stylee fron on it. Goodness knows if it works but it looks splendid!!
yes - looks great radio - trying to work out if the plus is worth the extra 's - noise cancelling and recording is all I see different!
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its on fleabay at 174 item no 130949741181 instead at force four for 240!!
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