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melpel



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Marine Radio? Reply with quote

I'm looking for a small marine radio for sailing the SF bay... Recommendations?

I had one, but the antenna was long and fairly rigid making it tough to pack for windsurfing. Looking for smaller radio, small antenna, or maybe a folding rigid antenna that just packs down better.
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gsnell



Joined: 09 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check out this: WEST MARINE VHF85 Handheld VHF Radio
cheap and small enough to easily carry
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xander.arch



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an icom m72 that has never hit the water. In fact its never been used outside of being charged out of the box. If you are interested pm me with an offer.
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victor



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have an ic-m72. 4 years old and still working fine.

salesman said just stuff it down the front of your wetsuit with a loop around your neck. no need for waterproof bag. take battery out after sailing so compartment dries out well.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also check via SEARCH the many previous threads on the topic. Lots of info there.
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koogzah



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

victor wrote:
i have an ic-m72. 4 years old and still working fine.

salesman said just stuff it down the front of your wetsuit with a loop around your neck. no need for waterproof bag. take battery out after sailing so compartment dries out well.


6 years on my 72 and still cranking. Never taken the battery out to dry but I keep it in an Aguapac waterproof case inside my wetsuit. Also carrry a strobe, whistle and some spare line in a very stylish man-purse,
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sergem



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koogzah wrote:
6 years on my 72 and still cranking. Never taken the battery out to dry but I keep it in an Aguapac waterproof case inside my wetsuit. Also carrry a strobe, whistle and some spare line in a very stylish man-purse,


Hey, koogzah, would you mind posting a photo or link to the man-purse you use?

I have practically same kit as you (plus H-1 stainless steel knife) but have a hard time keeping it in 2 dakine emergency bags.

Thanks!
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koogzah



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My man-purse is the Dakine Solo. Radio goes in the wetsuit but everything else in the purse.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

koogzah wrote:
...everything else in the purse.

Safety Pack, dude ... SAFETY PAC. Wink
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sergem wrote:

Hey, koogzah, would you mind posting a photo or link to the man-purse you use?

I have a Icom M-72 too, for the Aquapac I use the Small VHF PRO, a three strap harness you carry on your back. Very nice because you forget you wear it: http://usstore.aquapac.net/explore-product-range/handheld-vhf-radio-cases/small-vhf-pro-uss229.html

Knife (folded!) + whistle + car key in the wetsuit, no extra rope.
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