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Old 11-13-2002, 01:17 PM
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Im looking for very good quality vhf radio,im considering icom 502 radio with a shakespere galaxy 5225 xt antenna.The only difference i see in 402 &502 is rotory dial on 502.Any suggestions?no cutting corners here Thanks
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Old 11-13-2002, 02:19 PM
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OK...lets get the Icom IC-127 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] www.icomamerica.com Great radio, their bulletproof! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] Also www.boatantenna.com for other than Shakespear. Very good on antennas here.
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Old 11-13-2002, 03:56 PM
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Unless your limited in mounting space.502 has a cheapy bracket Ive heard,it flush mounts nice though.JMO

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Old 11-14-2002, 03:20 AM
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It will be replaced by the IC M-602(601?). Which will have the hailer and the other capabilites of the ICM-127.

Grumpy- The 402/502 are just about identical in the specs. Physical difference you already noted. The 502 is 'commercial' quality. The rotary dial is nice when your trying to switch frequencies in sloppy conditions!

If you're serious about not cutting corners, scrap the Shakespeare antenna and get a DIGITAL antenna. Your radio is only as good as the signal you transmit or receive. The DIGITAL is better.

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Old 11-14-2002, 05:16 AM
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The Icom IC-M127 is still shown on the Icom website. It and the 125 have been around a long time. Are you sure it's been upgraded?. Thanks for the update! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]

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Old 11-14-2002, 07:42 AM
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I pleased to hear those options are already built in to the new one,I always thought I was getting screwed out of those options.Or force to buy if I wanted them.JMO

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M127 has been discontinued and replaced by the M602. The only difference that I can see performance wise is as far as I can tell the 602 will not have a scrambler option available to it and I think it may be possible for the owner to program in the MMSI code themselves with the 602, which was not the case with the M127. Of course the shape is different, going over to what I hope will be a shortlived forray into ugly ..... Of course the one real advantage to the new square faced format is that it allows for a considerably larger internal speaker. That is a very good thing if you are not one to use auxillary speakers with your radio.

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Ever since I heard that the M-127 was being replaced, I have searched for info and pix on the M-602. The only thing that I came up with in my searches was:

http://www.marcucci.it/english/prodo...da.asp?ID=8244


Thom, I get the feeling that the "foray into ugly" may be for the long run. It looks like ICOM is trying to match the appearance of it's existing Marine SSB units:

http://www.icomamerica.com/marine/ssb/icm802main.html

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Old 11-14-2002, 10:08 AM
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You know...I used to have a IC-M125 in the old
Whaler. I went with the Raytheon VHF with the new Whaler...it has a neat feature. It has a speaker in the microphone: you talk into it, then you put it to your ear to listen. Great when you running or it gets noisy for other reasons...the speaker at the radio is also on. I'd be hard pressed to give up this feature. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] Makes you wonder why all the mfg.s don't pick up on this feature! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img]
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The speaker in the microphone is a great feature. Standard has this on some of their radios, or at least they used to on the Nova, etc.
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Old 11-15-2002, 01:45 PM
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What is a hailer? What is it purpose? I have an idea but not really sure.
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Old 11-18-2002, 11:19 AM
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Think of it as a loud speaker for the boat, you talk over it. It also amplifies the sounds of someone speaking to you or distant bouy sounds. I use it mostly for the fog signals it generates all CG sounds. Very loud. Take a look at www.consumersmarine.com Look under 'communications', then 'hailers'. Hope this helps. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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Old 11-26-2002, 10:43 AM
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For anyone interested...

The ICOM web site has been updated to include this new radio:

http://www.icomamerica.com

They should be available by January. Consumer Marine Electronics will be selling at $539

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Looks like it's got a pretty good hailer built in with fog horn. Just add a good speaker ($129.00) and you're all set. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]
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