SailNet Community - View Single Post - VHF & AIS OPTIONS: Garmin vhf 200 w Garmin AIS 600 trxcvr vs Standard Horiz GX2200...
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 08-16-2016
RobGallagher
HANUMAN
 
RobGallagher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 2,715
Thanks: 25
Thanked 88 Times in 86 Posts
Rep Power: 19
 
Re: VHF & AIS OPTIONS: Garmin vhf 200 w Garmin AIS 600 trxcvr vs Standard Horiz GX220

4 years ago I upgraded to a Standard Horizon VHF with AIS receiver (no transmitter). I got it for one reason only, to see commercial traffic in the fog when it rolls in unexpectedly on Long Island/Block Island Sound.

I have two things to note:

1. I wish I had spend a few more dollars and purchased the model with integrated GPS. I like redundancy. It does not send information to my old chart plotter so it was just a lot of extra wiring and labor to get the GPS signal to the radio.

2. It works remarkably well as a fog elimination system. I have not gotten stuck in the pea soup one single time since installing it! I'm seriously afraid that if I install radar the sun would not set.

WINDHOVER
1999 CATALINA 36 MKII
NOANK, CT
RobGallagher is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to RobGallagher For This Useful Post:
NadiaonCatalina34 (08-18-2016)
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome