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has anyone had any experience with hand held ship to shore radios...buddy of mine has a jet ski and would like to have one for emergency situations...if anyone has any suggestions in regards to different brands and/or features...

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If you want the BEST? You want Icom. Standard Horizon is ok But, if you ask most electronic folks, they will tell you Icom.

Mr. Sunbum has an Icom handheld that is 20 years old. Still works Great. And still working with the same rechargable battery!!!!

I have an Icom handheld and an Icom fix-mount in my boat. The handheld gets great range and the batt lasts a long time.

Check them out. ICOM
 

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QUOTE(mcdougal34 @ Apr 13 2004, 01:59 PM)thank you for the info...is it boating season yet...
Sure is, Hammertyme IV was at Metro this weekend!
 

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QUOTE(Convincor @ Apr 12 2004, 06:52 PM)If you want the BEST? You want Icom. Standard Horizon is ok
Beg to differ Bill. I have a Standard hand held and fixed mount.

The fixed mount Spectrum, with the 20watt hailer and speaker in the mic, is the cats a$$. On the LCD display I can immediately read date, time, heading, speed, longitude, and latitude. You hear your fixed mount radio at full throttle? I can reach the Thames river from Schmid like its next to me.

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i bought a west marine brand one last year at end of season iam kind of dissapointed in it Hammer could hear me but when i tried to hear him it was static ie think i paid like 120.00 for it
 
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QUOTE(hammer @ Apr 13 2004, 07:21 PM)QUOTE(Convincor @ Apr 12 2004, 06:52 PM) If you want the BEST? You want Icom. Standard Horizon is ok
Beg to differ Bill. I have a Standard hand held and fixed mount.

The fixed mount Spectrum, with the 20watt hailer and speaker in the mic, is the cats a$$. On the LCD display I can immediately read date, time, heading, speed, longitude, and latitude. Can you? Can you hear your fixed mount radio at full throttle? I can reach the Thames river from Schmid like its next to me.

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Well, I was only giving my opinion.


I know what works for me. He has the websites. He can check them out for himself.

I didn't think I would be competing here. Sorry.


Good luck McDougal34
 

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Didn't mean for it to be bud. I thought we put up radios here before. I have been on many boats where you cant hear the radio while under way. That to me is very important. With the speaker in the mic, after you talk you move the mic to your ear and listen. No need for an external speaker.
 

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I thought thr original question was regarding hand held radios...IF that is the case I am with Convincor. I have an ICOM and it rocks for a hand held. I saw Sun Bum's and YES it still has great reception. The ICOM water proof model is a must! Rememebr that...most hand helds only have a 5-7 mile transmission and reception potential. I would also have a cell phone in waterproof bag ...but thats just me. Better safe than sorry.
 
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QUOTE(manana @ Apr 14 2004, 10:08 AM)I thought thr original question was regarding hand held radios...IF that is the case I am with Convincor. I have an ICOM and it rocks for a hand held. I saw Sun Bum's and YES it still has great reception. The ICOM water proof model is a must! Rememebr that...most hand helds only have a 5-7 mile transmission and reception potential. I would also have a cell phone in waterproof bag ...but thats just me. Better safe than sorry.
Well said. Thanks for concurring. I am definatly impressed with the Icom brand. The company itself is very impressive. From marine to aviation, to amateur radios. Pretty interesting stuff.

Mcdougel, let us knowwhat you go with.
 

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While researching fixed mount radios, I used a hand held for the first year. Never had a problem. Oh, yeah, it was a standard horizon.
 

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ICOM does make good radios; aviation, marine, amatuer radio, and military apps is where they get their rep. Standard Horizon is a division of Vertex Standard, which makes products for Aviation, Public Safety, Industiral Fleet Comminications, and Land Mobile use. It is the preffered brand amongst fire, safety, and law enforcement nationwide.

Yaesu is their other division, dedicated to amateur radio use. They are the ones that 1st developed the SSB stable generator and balanced modulator technology back in the 1950s. They have led the ham radio market for nearly 50 years...

I've stuck with the brand because of my aviation and amateur useage in the past.

Both are good, and definitely have capabilities beyond what you'll ever gonnna need. You will not be dissapointed with either. Go with the best deal.
 

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Yeah! What DY said!

73 DY, KC8HNQ

Manana, While we are on the subject of handhelds....
 
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