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Old 23 November 2012, 12:04   #1
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Handheld Upgrade

I'm about to replace ICOM handhelds with a new set of four handhelds.

One to use, one for another crew member, one as back-up and one to throw to another vessel/MOB.

They will be used alongside fixed VHF but I wish to have a portable and transferable system.

Anyone know if there's something around the corner to wait for? Buying in Feb.

Love to stay with ICOM......need buoyancy and immersed visibility ( and therefore 100% proofness!! ) but not averse to other opinions.

Ideas?
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Old 23 November 2012, 12:40   #2
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Standard Horizon HX751 or the HX851 which has DSC.

Have both and also seem very popular on here
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Old 23 November 2012, 13:12   #3
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851 is the current favourite.....good call. Any warranty claims anybody? Or niggles?
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lowrance 880 ?
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Old 24 November 2012, 06:26   #6
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I like the look of these; IC-M23 : Buoyant VHF Marine Transceiver - Handheld VHF Marine Radio : Icom UK - two way radio transceivers, receivers and navigation products
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Old 24 November 2012, 07:26   #7
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I know of a recent comparison between icom and sh. After three months the icom looked three years old...the sh looked six months old after three years !....

I've got three sh now....851 being one, and a750 and a270.
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I have an Icom M71 for the boat & I use Icoms professionally, they are bullet proof. Excellent battery life, clear sound & rugged.
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I have an Icom M71 for the boat & I use Icoms professionally, they are bullet proof. Excellent battery life, clear sound & rugged.
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m91d icom , but m24 seems to do the Jon you described

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