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Old 10 August 2010, 06:29   #1
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what vhf to buy??

guys im looking to buy a hand held vhf to carry with me in case i get into the brown stuff. can anybody recommend some good ones?? thanks
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Old 10 August 2010, 06:46   #2
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guys im looking to buy a hand held vhf to carry with me in case i get into the brown stuff. can anybody recommend some good ones?? thanks
Probably easier for you to find one that suits your needs/budget and run it by members. Try Icom and Standard Horizon.
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Old 10 August 2010, 07:05   #3
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Standard Horizon HX270E lives on my lifejacket and was pretty cheap too

I think there is a new model now but probably similar price
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Old 10 August 2010, 07:38   #4
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Standard horizon HX851E, DSC inbuilt GPS

Quality bit of kit.
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Old 10 August 2010, 08:17   #5
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Standard horizon HX851E, DSC inbuilt GPS

Quality bit of kit.
Just got mine last week......can't wait for 21st of Aug so I can try it out when we go to Cornwall.

Have you used it yet? if so what are your first impressions?

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Old 10 August 2010, 08:43   #6
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I have an icom basic [entry level model], which is fine, but I personally would like the option to fit an earpiece, which you can't on mine. Look at features you might want [desires, wish list] for the future in addition to current needs. Options for extras gives some ideas to assist people with your birthday or Christmas gifts!
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Old 10 August 2010, 09:15   #7
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can't wait for 21st of Aug so I can try it out when we go to Cornwall.
Sorry chap, the place is full. No room at the inn.

Try West Wales, I've heard that they have a few vacancies.
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Old 10 August 2010, 14:23   #8
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Standard horizon HX851E, DSC inbuilt GPS

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This has to be the one .......
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Old 10 August 2010, 14:57   #9
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You'd better look at the thread lower down in this electronics area, as you may not want to spend money for the DSC feature, which apparently is illegal in UK, if the thread is correct!
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You'd better look at this thread, as you may not want to spend money for the DSC feature, which apparently is illegal in UK, if this thread is correct!
http://rib.net/forum/member.php?u=3686
SR there's a problem with your link (it points to a user profile not a thread). I suspect the thread is also out of date as S.Horizon have recently launched this in the UK with much advertising etc having recently gained approval.
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