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Old 30 July 2003, 06:43   #1
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As anyone got/used the new XM DSC VHF?

It seems very cheap @ 199 rrp

1 year guartentee and waterproof

Lookfoward to any comments.

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Old 30 July 2003, 10:30   #2
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NO - However,

Sorry no however, if you're looking for a decent handheld waterproof vhf then I have the Standard Horizon HX260E which, is fully submersible (so they claim). It isn't however DSC.

I believe that Standard Horizon are pretty new to the retail consumer market but specialise and have much history in the commercial field for telecomunications. Hence, they price was very good (149.00 if I recall) and they're offering a no quibble money back 12 months guarantee.

I have found it very good. Multi-functional, big clear display, D/W, Scan, Prefered Channels, Lock, SQ, etc. Furthermore I can make Holyhead CG from Pwhelli 5-5.

Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
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Old 30 July 2003, 12:55   #3
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I belive tha new hand held dsc, is capable as being used for routine dsc traffic, it can only send a distress via dsc.

Whilst this has obvious advantages in a distress situation, it cannot be used instead of a regular fixed dsc/vhf.

Its all got to go - make me an offer...............

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