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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria
The SH 851 does have built-in GPS, speccy
And IP67 is dust-proof and waterproof up to 1m depth (IPX7 is just waterproof, although this probably means they didn't bother rating it for dust ingress)
Thanks for the correction. That wasn't the radio I specked a year ago at all! (God bless technology) The Standard Horizon unit is probably better all around for the man-overboard purpose I mentioned and it's also a regular radio. Looks nice.
I guess the only advantage of the unit I found is that it's perhaps more durable and "more" waterproof , it looks quite a bit smaller and has 24hrs of battery instead of 10. Might be nice kit to have packed into your liferaft except for the fact that you'd need a usb/alkaline charging adapter or some other way to power it besides the Li battery....
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Last edited by MedSailor; 02-21-2012 at 10:20 PM.