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Old 10 January 2005, 06:58   #1
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Does anybody have any info/contact details re. SP VHF radios? (the green VHF's that are fitted to all RNLI lifeboats).

Im pretty sure that they're made in Denmark but i cant seem to find any info through a web search engine.


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Old 10 January 2005, 08:37   #2
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try and type in Sailor Compact VHFDSC RM2042 and see what comes up
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Old 10 January 2005, 09:30   #3
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RNLI Radios

Eeeek....radiomuseum? These things are new AFAIK!!!! Atlantics/Ds (and ALBs, I think) are currently fitted with the Sailor RT2048 - check it out here . They can get a GMDSS unit hooked up too - again a green box. ALBs use the Sailor HF sets too.

ILBs have the sets fitted in a DS Developments waterproof box with a non-sailor waterproof mike (used be the green military types, now something a bit different). The box is bleedin' huge for the size the radio actually needs to be.


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Old 10 January 2005, 10:28   #4
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Thanks guys - found the manufacturers website through the radio museum link!

Though that as all RNLI boats are fitted with them, they may be worth checking out as the quality must be good.

However, as said, the units are not waterproof and need a DS Developments box which is extra cost and very big. Think ill stick to the ribbers best mate - Icom!!!

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Old 11 January 2005, 02:52   #5
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The green bodied units you are talking about are sailor (also avalible in black) made by EuroCom industries in Holland I think. They also make Skanti which is a slightly cheeper unit.
The Sailor units a prity bomb proof I always used to fit them if I could to the ships as they would still be working in 8-10 years time barring a swim.
I think they might be a bit big for a small to medium Rib and not a good idea in an open boat.
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Old 11 January 2005, 06:01   #6
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They are some off the best radios that I have ever tried, and I just love the green color. The radio will just keep working for many many years.
Had the RT2048 on both off my rib's, but I must admit I have changed to.....

Yes Icom M-601, waterproof, DCS in the same radio, and a nice mic instead off the telephone handle


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