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Old 09-29-2011, 04:24 PM
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Anyone have this VHF radio and have any problem? I just have a new one and something happens that doesnt RX .I send it for warranty and they said the they replaced the ceramic filter. Hello!! this is a brand new radio 5 month..!! Actually this radio is discontinued ... I wonder why
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:29 PM
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by splinter25 View Post
Anyone have this VHF radio and have any problem? I just have a new one and something happens that doesnt RX .I send it for warranty and they said the they replaced the ceramic filter. Hello!! this is a brand new radio 5 month..!! Actually this radio is discontinued ... I wonder why
"something happens that doesnt RX" huh?

You bought a product, it failed under warranty, the manufacturer repaired it under the terms of the warranty. That's what good companies do. What else do you want?
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:04 PM
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Anyone have this VHF radio and have any problem? I just have a new one and something happens that doesnt RX .I send it for warranty and they said the they replaced the ceramic filter. Hello!! this is a brand new radio 5 month..!! Actually this radio is discontinued ... I wonder why
The radio was disontinued because it is not a true class "D" DSC radio. It is SC-101 compliant only, meaning that it does not have a dedicated receiver for DSC traffic on channel 70. Radios that are not class "D" compliant can no lonegr be sold, nor can they (legally) be installed after March 25, 2011.

I'm actually surprised they repaired it.

On a personal note, I owned that same radio, and was glad to get rid of it. It had a cumbersome menu, and in at least my application had very little range.
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Thanks Joe!!

Thats was a really good answer !! That the one I was looking for!! I guess I will do the same .

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Old 09-30-2011, 09:01 AM
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On a personal note, I owned that same radio, and was glad to get rid of it. It had a cumbersome menu, and in at least my application had very little range.
My experience with Icom 422s has been just the opposite. I've had them on two different boats for a total of around 4,500 hours, and no issues at all. Good range and DSC capability.

I think the 422 has been replaced by the 412 which is similar, but with the class "D" DSC capability.
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