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Class D vs. Non Class D?

Old 10-04-2006, 01:21 AM
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Default Class D vs. Non Class D?

I need a VHF for a 17' center console with little dash space available, and I was looking at the Standard Horizon black box models - the Phantom 1000 and 2000. The main difference between the two is that the 2000 is a Class D and the 1000 is not. The 2000 is of course more expensive, but not prohibitively so.

Is it worth the price difference for the 2000, or should I go with the less expensive 1000?
Old 10-04-2006, 01:36 AM
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One main difference is that the Class D has a dedicated receiver for channel 70 (DSC). This insures that you will not miss a DSC call. It also gives more compatibility to commercial equipment that is out on the water.
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Default Dependent on ur needs

I have a Phantom 1000 as a backup.It's a terrrifc full featured VHF radioat a great price. As with any DSC VHF you have to connect to your GPS to use the full functionality of thersdio(yes you can manually enter your position) just keep that in mind.The 2000 is $70 more so with that in mind go for the most current technology.

Important Note: Install a good VHF antenna .... remember VHF perfomance is directlyrelated to yourVHF antenna& install. Here's my Phantom 1000 installon the Whaler.





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Man that looks close to a F-15 cockpit. You got guns on that boat.
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Just cruise missles .......

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