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Old 01-11-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Standard Horizon Vs. Icom

Both radios are Top shelf, They both put out 25watts Max.

But in the pix's you can see why I recommend the Standard Horizon.

It has BIG readable numbers....It has your position scrolling across the screen , and it has Time of day displayed. The new 1700 pictured has built in GPS... This saves on time to install. It does Not normally even need a antenna hooked to it or interfaced to your GPS like we use to have to do.

But as you can see , the real treat is it's small footprint. This saves space for your bigger display.

But honestly I'd rather stick it inside a Ebox. This sets the speaker more at your ear level and frees up more realestate for your big display

Think about this on your next VHF fixed mount radio install.

This is the hole the Icom was mounted in.

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Same one I bought, just in white. One day, I'll have to install it.
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Good info, thanks for posting.
I just found out that I am going to need a new one soon as well.
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I have the SH with internal GPS GX1700 and it is great. Can even store a few waypoints in it and use it with the compass feature to navigate to a point so can somewhat serve as a back up GPS along with being for emergency contact. And it can still be tied to your primary GPS too for redundancy. Can also share position with other DSC boats and navigate to each other. and all you gotta do is hook up the power to it no integration needed unless you just want the redundancy. Obviously I highly recommend it.
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