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terryk
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vhf radio

Post by terryk » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:54 pm

Hi builders, I had been looking around for a Ray55E vhf radio for a while, to get a good price of course, I nearly went to ---------s but found a local Sydney company who came in $100.00 cheaper :!: they are a marine electrical company and you can buy online,
check it out www.marineelectrical.com.au
quick delivery as well as other goodies
cheers
terryk

44c
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Re: vhf radio

Post by 44c » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:37 am

If I was in the market for a VHF now, i'd definitely be looking at the ones with the built-in AIS. Saves the hassle of adding extra VHF ariel, and seems the logical way to go.

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Re: vhf radio

Post by mahnamahna » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:56 pm

I have a Lowrance Link 8 VHF with inbuilt AIS, they are very cheap now, got mine for $308 from CH Smith, although I believe they have gone up about 20% since the dollar fell, bought mine when it was at 1:1.1 (now 1:0.9).

My question however; does anyone bother with marine 27mhz? GME have a nice unit, but not sure if I would need both.

Thoughs...

44c
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Re: vhf radio

Post by 44c » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:04 am

That's a good price. Plenty of people have paid more than that for a simple AIS receiver.....

No, don't bother with 27 meg. Very short range, and all the VMR stations monitor VHF. 27 meg was a lot cheaper than VHF years ago, so it became poplar with trailerboat fishermen. VHF sets are so cheap now 27 meg is slowly fading away.

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Re: vhf radio

Post by puremajek » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:20 am

No, don't bother with 27 meg. Very short range,
Echo these sentiments.
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