Notices

Fix mount VHF radio with rear mount mic

Old 02-16-2012, 04:19 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 254
Default Fix mount VHF radio with rear mount mic

Is there any other fix mount vhf radios that has this rear mount mic capability besides the Icom 504? I'm looking at installing my vhf radio overhead and don't want the mic cables dangling over my head. I already have the Icom with a scrambler and wanted to install a different radio as not to get confused with the scrambler radio and regular one.
tunaluvr is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 04:49 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: PBG, FL
Posts: 8,933
Default

Garmin
bradv is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 05:07 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sag Harbor, NY
Posts: 93
Default

Standerd Horizon 5000. I just bought one and it has an optional rear mike mount available.
Bob Coco is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 05:44 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location:
Posts: 7,799
Default

Standard Horizon GX1600/1700/2000/2100/2150/5000

ICOM 422/424/504a/504RMV/604a

Your ticket to ride is the SH Explorer 1600/1700 gps




I have two VHF's installed inside my helm station and ICOM 504 rear mic version and a SH GX2100 AIS. Both are great radios.

Command Mic Videos .......

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/4831820





bluewaterpirate is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:19 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 254
Default

Can the front mic be removed on the standard horizon?
tunaluvr is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:29 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location:
Posts: 7,799
Default

No ..........
bluewaterpirate is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:48 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 254
Default

Its going to be mounted overhead on the ceiling and I don't want to have the wires dangling around. Looking for something that i can run a cable for the mic on the side of the dash.
tunaluvr is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:48 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 254
Default

Also something that's not real expensive as this is a back up vhf, the primary one I have is the Icom 504A
tunaluvr is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:54 PM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location:
Posts: 7,799
Default

You have two choices mount the SH unit mic behing the unit and secure the mic cable to the mount. The only option you really have is the ICOM 504 the radio is made specifically for the application you want.. It's a terrific radio. The Command Mic III blows the SH remote mic away.
bluewaterpirate is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 07:09 PM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brookhaven, LI, NY
Posts: 15,755
Default

Originally Posted by tunaluvr View Post
Can the front mic be removed on the standard horizon?
The standar Horizon GX5500s has a removable front Mic, and 3 connections on the back for regular and/or remote mics.

Birdman is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 07:47 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 254
Default

Thanks for the info guys. I have to decide what I want now as my second vhf. Either another icom or standard 5500
tunaluvr is offline  
Old 02-17-2012, 01:03 AM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,627
Default

I have had both the Icom 504 and SH5550, and SH5500 and would give a slight edge to the SH5500, which is comparable to an Icom 504 in performance and functions. Probably would make the decision based on price and size as they are both very good units.

If it were me, as a backup I would get a GX2150 with AIS receiver, which is a great bargain and gives you the ability to display AIS targets on most chartplotters.
Nomans is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread