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Handheld VHF Standard Horizon HX600S or Icom M72

Old 10-01-2006, 07:23 PM
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Default Handheld VHF Standard Horizon HX600S or Icom M72

I'm going to purchase a good quality backup handheld VHF sometime in the next few day. I'm considering the Standard Horizon HX600S or the Icom M72.

Any experience with these models? Any other suggestions in the $165-190 price range?

Thanks!
Old 10-01-2006, 07:38 PM
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Default RE: Handheld VHF Standard Horizon HX600S or Icom M72

Bought the ICOM. Like the battery life, its looks, and it feels comfortable to hold. As far as technology and performance, they're all about the same.
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Default Re: Handheld VHF Standard Horizon HX600S or Icom M72

I recently bought a Standard Horizon HX270S for $85 and I'm delighted with it. I can't understand why it's necessary to spend any more. I liked that SH includes things like the charger base and alkaline battery pack. I'm not impresseed that I-COM charges extra for all that.
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When it comes to handhelds, I would go ICOM all the way!

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