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Old 28-04-2011, 05:10   #1
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just after some info has any one had experience with the standard horizon cpv350 combined chart plotter/vhf radio and if so what are your thoughts on them ?
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Old 28-04-2011, 06:30   #2
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Personally I don't like combined electronics.... If one part sneezes, you're out the whole system when it's out for repairs.
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I've had one aboard for about 3 years. Chartplotter performance is excellent. I have the CPV 350 displaying all NMEA data aboard the boat (speed, depth, wind) including AIS. The built in class D DSC VHF transceiver also works well. Since the chartplotter and VHF are combined in one unit, there was no interfacing required to get full DSC functionallity. DSC alerts are displayed on the chartplotter. Reliability has been flawless. Software updates are easy to do too. Obviously, I am happy with mine.
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