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Re: Need New VHF Radio!!!
Some things to think about.
-If you want to or plan on integrating the radio with your current electronics suite you need to think about your network setup. If you have NMEA2000 you should look for a radio that supports NMEA 2000. If you have NMEA 0183 then that's the network you need for your radio.
-If you don't plan on integrating the radio then I would look for one with a built in GPS. Standard Horizon, ICOM, Raymarine, etc all offer this.
-If you want to receive AIS information on the radio, and won't integrate the radio with your plotter please note that the radio screen is very small and hard to read. You can do it, but it's much easier to read on a large screen. You do get to use alarms for CPA, etc.
-The ONLY reason I would buy the V50 is if I wanted NMEA2000 networking.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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