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ICOM M72 hand held radio

Old 07-04-2012, 09:53 AM
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Just picked one up. Turned it on, and it seems like a very nice unit. Anyone have any experience with this unit? Just looking for reviews: good/ bad.

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I've used mine for a couple of years and it's worked as intended. Battery life has been really good, and it feels like a nice solid unit. Only reason I'm selling mine here is because the boat I crew on is up for sale.

Just realize it's not going to give you the range of a good fixed-mount VHF. I would always have a fixed mount as my primary and the handheld as a backup in the ditch kit.
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Originally Posted by Clam_Alert View Post
I've used mine for a couple of years and it's worked as intended. Battery life has been really good, and it feels like a nice solid unit. Only reason I'm selling mine here is because the boat I crew on is up for sale.

Just realize it's not going to give you the range of a good fixed-mount VHF. I would always have a fixed mount as my primary and the handheld as a backup in the ditch kit.
Ditch bag is exactly where it's going, as a back up to the flush mount on the dash.
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The M72 is a good solid HH been using one for 3 years just upgraded to the new ICOM M92D (comes with an internal GPS receiver, programable keys, noise cancelling mic).

Two videos of the M92D in action .....

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/5590618












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