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Question on Icom 602 VHF 'additional features'

Old 04-19-2004, 05:20 PM
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Looking for someone who owns an Icom 602 VHF that can tell me about the 'additional features', specifically the hailing and automated fog signaling that are supposed to be part of this unit.

I need to replace the rusted-out electric boat horn on my boat, and was thinking of going with an electronic substitute. The hailer feature of the Icom 602 looks promising, but the information on the Icom web site don't really explain what the 602 can do other than to mention the hailer feature.

Is the electronic hailer/horn/whistle/bell really an acceptable electronic substitute for an electric or air operated horn?

Almost all police and fire apparatus these days all have an 'electronic air horn' feature built into their electronic sirens, and I was wondering if the feature built into the 602 was something similar?
Any first hand knowledge out there?

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Old 04-19-2004, 05:30 PM
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I have the m-602. The horn and hailer features would not replace the boat horn. There isn't a button you can just press to activate the feature. The fog horn has four different patterns for underway, at anchor etc. The hailer has "listen back" and works like you would expect. You still need a regular boat horn that you can press at a moments notice.
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:42 PM
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Default RE: Question on Icom 602 VHF 'additional features'

If you go to icom's site, the downloads section, the entire owner/operator manual is available on line for all their products.
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:28 AM
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Mike, I didn't see that when I was researching... I'll check it out.
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