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Old 24 November 2012, 10:59   #11
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At this years Southampton boat show I bought an ICOM M23. Did a fair bit of homework first, as it was going to be used for work not leisure. Have only used it a few times so far (don't do much boat work in the winter) but it is easy to operate, nice and loud, and if its as rugged as previous icoms I have used I will be happy.

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Old 24 November 2012, 12:13   #12
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m71 is prob the sexiest and toughest feeling radio.

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Old 24 November 2012, 12:46   #13
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My M71 is 5 years old and works fine, charges like new etc but looks battered.

My SH handheld won't hold a charge very well after 18 months but looks like new-probably because I usually use the M71 as it's easier to attach to a lifejacket securely.
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Old 24 November 2012, 15:15   #14
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Originally Posted by mister p View Post
sorrey wrong number lhr -80e as i dropped it in the drink this year, and got back !
my old icom euro was good but iff done that i would never seen it again
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Old 25 November 2012, 06:40   #15
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So far it's M71 or 851
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Old 25 November 2012, 06:51   #16
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I'm not going to recommend a radio but to have a speaker mike, I've an icon with speaker mike attached to my life jacket, with the mike close to my ear I can hear even when it's windy and by the time you have put your hand over the mike to push the talk button it cancels the wind noise on transmission

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