Marine Electronics Forum - Uniden Mystic VHF/GPS
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06-09-2006, 09:59 AM
Anyone have one or heard any "reliable" opinions/experiences"
06-09-2006, 10:32 AM
I've got one. So far it's been fine to use, if a little clunky. If I had it to do over again, I'd go with something else just because you can't charge this by plugging a wire into it - you have to use the charging base. Also, safety-wise, it would probably be a better feeling to know I could be using my backup gps without draining the battery on my backup VHF. I'm going to sell mine soon.
06-09-2006, 10:35 AM
This is the only unit I've seen so far (other than commercial grade units that are about a grand) - Are you aware of others?
I'm thinking it would be nice to have for a ditch bag. I already have two fixed mount VHFs, a handheld VHF, and a fixed mount GPS on the boat.
06-09-2006, 11:14 AM
I don't know of any other combination units. And this one is nice in that it comes with a map that shows roads and stuff (use it in your car). If you're interested, I'll sell mine for 3/4 of whatever the best price is for a new one on the internet. Otherwise I'm going hold onto it for the rest of the season. :)
06-09-2006, 11:32 AM
I have one and like it. I actually like the idea of charging and forgetting. I used to have separate units and always forgot to buy batteries for each trip. This one will last for two trips (when using the gps only). :thumbsup:
06-09-2006, 03:23 PM
It is a neat toy but the VHF sucks on it. I mainly use mine to test the DSC and VHF function on my fixed mount Icom unit. I have a plain Jane VHF for the ditch bag. Any handheld is gonna have range issues but my Mystic couldn't transmit more than a couple of miles when I tested it.