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Old 03-13-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Need VHF info

The old VHF died, need a new one. The Standard Horizon GX220 Matrix caught my eye. Class D DSC plus dual channel AIS. Seems like a lot of features for not too many dollars at Defender. Anybody have experience with this unit? Recommendations?
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:04 AM   #2
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I had one in my Dive Charter Boat and it worked very well, including feeding AIS data to the chartplotters. No complaints or issues.

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I do not but have heard good things about them

I just installed 2 Garmin VHF200

real happy with them love the oversize display

has NMEA 0183 and 200 abilities

with the ability to add GHS 10 or 20 remote speaker mics
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:08 PM   #4
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Great units, Had the 2100. then went for the 2200. love the AIS and Built in GPS.
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Standard Horizon makes an excellent radio. We just installed the Matrix 2200 on our boat, and I highly recommend purchasing the RAM Mike for the second steering station.
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If you want VHF + DSC + AIS receive + GPS in one box, the GX2200 is the only game in town at the moment so far as I know. A good solid compact radio. We've had one for a year and like it.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input!
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I have one. Thumbs up!
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