Re: Choosing/spec'ing VHF radio?
All good advice here, but if you are going to cruise south, I would opt for the AIS built into the radio. We have an ICOM with the AIS receiver option as an addon and I wish I could trade it for the newer model with integrated AIS. I would also opt for the facility to add the extended mic, but you don't have to buy the the extra mike until you feel the need to spend the extra money. We just reach down below and extend the cable so far. We like the ICOM brand, but then I tend to buy cars built within 500 miles of the Alps, performance counts and the price is about the same.....
Oh and the Canadian ICOM rep lives in St. Catharines and it's his AIS receiver that is putting the Welland shipping on the web, just so you know.
Niagara on the Lake Sailing Cub
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Last edited by FDR14127; 02-11-2013 at 01:48 AM.
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