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I second MJBrown and have same unity mounted for a couple of months now. The easy installation was determinant to not pick a trasmitting unity. ICON has a terrific log on radio appliances, and MXA-5000 is not different; well built, simple to use and (we hope) a long service. As we experienced, VHF degradation is very little and I could measure only using a RF meter, not noticeable hearing or squelching so far. This, plus our RADAR on an E120 plotter, makes our first line of deffense. Now we simply call out the target vessel and make sure they know we're here. For the first time, big freigthers respond promptly to our call and provide usefull information on weather and intention, so politely we feel part of the commercial traffic .....
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