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Old 18 February 2024, 19:41   #1
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Standard Horizon GX1400 GPS/E DSC VHF
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Any one now anything about this cheap VHF as seen on Ebay for £150
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or would be interested in good second use one
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Old 18 February 2024, 20:12   #2
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I've used the 1700 for years - they make perfectly good kit, just not as 'polished' as Icom. You can snag that unit in the UK for under £160 from a dealer, so make sure it's a dealer you're buying from on Ebay.

IMHO I'd avoid used, unless it was unfitted and unprogrammed. That said, I had to change an MMSI with SH recently, and it was a cost free, DIY exercise. It can only be done once per unit tho!
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Old 18 February 2024, 20:25   #3
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Should be fine as long as itís new Iíve had a 1600 for a few years now.
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Old 19 February 2024, 11:10   #4
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I've used the 1700 for years - they make perfectly good kit, just not as 'polished' as Icom. You can snag that unit in the UK for under £160 from a dealer, so make sure it's a dealer you're buying from on Ebay.

IMHO I'd avoid used, unless it was unfitted and unprogrammed. That said, I had to change an MMSI with SH recently, and it was a cost free, DIY exercise. It can only be done once per unit tho!
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Old 19 February 2024, 11:11   #5
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Old 19 February 2024, 16:10   #6
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Standard Horizon GX1400 GPS/E DSC VHF
4.51264.5 out of 5 stars.
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Any one now anything about this cheap VHF as seen on Ebay for £150
comments please.to be fitted in a Rib

Stuart
or would be interested in good second use one
I fitted that exact radio in my new rib a week ago. Very good for the money and nice and small so takes very little space. Inbuilt GPS. I have 3 of them in various boats
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Old 19 February 2024, 16:12   #7
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There you go mine being fitted in this video. Dont buy the flush fitting kit. Just use a small blob of mastic in the back

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