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Old 12 October 2011, 03:02   #21
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HX751 is 6w too! Only 1 more watt than others but it's 20% more powerful than 5 watts.

Got mine from CI RIbs - 115 delivered:

Trade members - any deals on handheld VHF?

As I said it's been superb, floats, super rugged, great battery, crystal clear and very loud.
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Old 12 October 2011, 03:48   #22
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Everyone talking about range. You could always connect an external antenna on a handheld if the crap hits the fan

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Old 12 October 2011, 05:05   #23
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i saw an adapter somwehere for this but cant track that down again! any suggestions biff - Icom H/H to adapter?

I have has my Icom Radio for 10 years btw...I bought two batteries at the time...

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Looks a bit like a bnc fitting but it ain't. Never looked at the fitting before as I run both fixed and handheld. I'll have a look though and see what bits you need to get to pl259 fitting

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Old 12 October 2011, 06:12   #25
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I'm fairly sure mine uses an SMA fitting on the handheld - ie. you need an SMA-PL259 adaptor.

If you don't have an a-frame / very long antanae you won't gain much in height though.
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thanks - i have fixed radio too...but cant plan to much ! My trusty 501 is being ripped out in winter for new DSC version! only servered me since the first RIBex...I flew that up with 3metre areil in checked in luggage!

So i am Icom Man through and through....

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Old 12 October 2011, 08:26   #27
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Errr, that's assuming that you can start the engine with a flat battery...,.....,,
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That was what i was thinking.

Granted Pikey has a couple of big high tech things that probably won't come out to play without power, but there are a surprising number of engines will run "self contained" and can be pull started with the emergency start cord that is likely hidden under the cowl somewhere.

There was a thread a whie back where someone reckoned they had pull started a 115, but not got time to find it at the mo.
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Old 12 October 2011, 08:31   #28
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There was a thread a whie back where someone reckoned they had pull started a 115, but not got time to find it at the mo.

Blimey, not a Mr M. Pudzianowski was it??
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The longer antenna disapfrom the handheld transmitter ates some of te limited power from thehandheld transmitter it's worth a try but no substitute for the power of a fixed unit..

Nasher can pull start his 250 BTW
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In theory that should be no problem with a handheld. But beware that you wont be 1 mile from wherever the CG mast is.
How do you know that?
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