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Tom

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Low-cost VHF radio replacement
« on: June 25, 2013, 09:58:32 PM »
The VHF radio on our RIB dinghy quit working. It was an Aurora (private label) sold by West Marine that has been on several of our boats for approx 25 years.

Researching a replacement, curiosity had me headed to amazon.com. They had several inexpensive fixed VHF radios, and I opted for a Cobra. I've never owned any Cobra products before, so this will be an interesting experiment.
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Re: Low-cost VHF radio replacement
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 10:03:38 PM »
Any of the newer VHF's should be great for that installation. I am partial to ICOM units. Please, Please, Please make sure it has DSC functions. You may never use them but if there is an emergency and you find yourself in the dingy, the DCS distress button will be a lifesaver.
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Re: Low-cost VHF radio replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 10:06:01 PM »
I too like Icom products, and use them in different situations, including a handheld.

I wasn't specifically looking for DSC capabilities, but the Cobra has it.
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Re: Low-cost VHF radio replacement
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 10:07:40 PM »
 :) Gotta keep our fearless leader safe!!
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Re: Low-cost VHF radio replacement
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 10:11:25 PM »
Aye, and all for $100  ;D
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