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bturck

Hey fellas I need a little advice. I just purchased a boat after 15 years without my own and would like to put in a Marine Radio. Looking for suggestions from those of you that have them. Also any input on the portable hand helds. I have been looking at the Uniden Hand Held. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks Bill

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Eastwind

I have a Ratheon and my friend has a Shakespear radio. We both paid under $200.00 for the radio plus $20.00 to $30.00 for the 8' fiberglass antenna. Both of us are happy with our radios. A weather band monitor feature is a nice feature to help you keep an eye on the weather. Another friend has a hand held and likes it but cannot get near the range that we get with our dash mounted models. Marine radios are line of sight so the higher your antenna is the farther you can broadcast and receive.

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jclymer

I also would back the Raytheon dash mount. Suppose to have great range with a 8' antena. Thorne Brothers in Minneapolis will give you a great deal on the radio if you contact them. Handhelds do not have near the range of a dashmount!

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Freewheeler

Bill,<BR>You might want to keep in mind the portability factor. As much Ice Fishing as you do you could still use it in the winter to keep in touch. Permanent mount with a tall ant would be the way to go for your boat but won't do you much good come January Ice Fishing.[yes there is even some chatter in the winter]

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Kingfisher

Bill, Congratulations on your new boat purchase. If you bought a tiller don't make the mistake we made by installing the antenna in the front of the boat. Most tillers I see out on LOW have their antenna mounted on the starboard side near the rear of the boat, which would be more out of the way. Good luck with you boat and good fishing.

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Slugo

Get the metal antenna mount. I got talked into the polly one and had to replace it in less that one season.

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bturck

Thanks guys for all the information. My boat is a single console model. Rigged a few personal goodies last night, so today a trip to the water. The next step is the marine radio and then life will be Really good. Good luck to all and hang on. Bill

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