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Old 05-19-2019, 01:39 PM   #1
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Radio suggestion?

My backup to my dead backup radio is not responsive. So thatís two now dead radios that came from PO.

Wanted to replace with a basic no frills radio (really how many gps devices do you really need? Right now I count 5).

Read some reviews of the cheapest and it made enough of an impression for me to shell out a few more bucks for something better.

Suggestions? ( right now I have a DSC radio that is always on 16 and a handheld ditch bag radio always on 13. This would be for a second radio in the pilot house and no waterproofing is required.)
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:54 PM   #2
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This, $152. If it were me I would ensure a good quality 6db gain antenna were attached, Morad or Pacific Aerials.

https://www.thegpsstore.com/Standard...SABEgKUm_D_BwE

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Old 05-19-2019, 02:05 PM   #3
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I used to buy Icom vhfs, a few didn't last very long, so I started buying Standard Horizon. No problems and they are good value for the money. I'm with Irene.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:45 PM   #4
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I agree with Standard Horizon and also that some of them can get so complicated that you rarely if ever use half the features available with the multi-function keys. A good basic radio that will monitor 2 channels is a good resource.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:03 PM   #5
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Standard Horizon is what I use.

Though I have an old ICOM VHF from the 1980's that has better range and reception then every new VHF I've bought to replace it with. So we have both radios installed.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:42 PM   #6
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No frills, try a used Icom M125 or M127. Watch out for sun burned out displays. Excellent non-DSC radios otherwise.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:42 AM   #7
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So I looked on eBay for a used radio and they go for 50% of new or higher. Not worth it for used electronics.
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