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Old 09-01-2011, 21:26   #1
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Thoughts and suggestions pertaining to the ICOM IC -M700 pro / M710-21 and the M802 - pricing, size, value etc. How are ICOM's -
performance wise/dependability/value etc compared to other manufacturers -
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Thoughts and suggestions pertaining to the ICOM IC -M700 pro / M710-21 and the M802 - pricing, size, value etc. How are ICOM's -
performance wise/dependability/value etc compared to other manufacturers -
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What other manufactures had you in mind. Ie are you comparing commercial or semi commercial sets like furuno , sailor etc or only ones aimed at the leisure Market. In reality ICOM are one of the few aiming MF/HF sets at the leisure user.

Performance is good , 802 has some very fiddly connectors that have to made up. But all in all ICOM is good gear.

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Thanks - I was looking at non-commercial use - getting my general lic. (to help understand the background of SSB/HAM) and going with the 710-21. I thoght about a SAT phone, but the more I think about it, the SSB is going to open more comm doors. Cruising is limited to the Islands for now. Thoughts?
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