North Wales Kayak Fishing

Midland Ocean Marine VHF Radio

This is my first impression review of this radio
firstly the official specs are as follows
• Transmission power: 2W
• High/Low power selection
• 56 International channels
• 20 channels programmable by the user (via software)
• Detachable antenna (SMA connector)
• Wide backlit crystal liquid display
• Fast saved channel recall and scan
• Immediate access to emergency channel 16
• Chronometer with intermediate time
• Clock
• Automatic battery saver
• Battery low indicator
• Call key with 10 selectable tones
• Automatic squelch adjustment
• SCAN/Dual Watch function
• Keypad lock
• High/Low power selection
• VOX for hands-free communication
• Supplied with batteries and charger
• Audio accessory jack: 2 pin
This is an entry level vhf radio with well defined features it is very easy to use.
It is splash proof and comes complete with a waterproof bag for the radio and a hole host of very useful features like the clock feature .It is very easy on the hands to hold and operate even with cold wet hands .

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This radio is ready to use straight out of the box it comes with clear comprehensive instructions and waterproof bag

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It is a very user friendly radio with no complicated menu’s to learn all the buttons are clearly marked for ease of use it sits in the hand very comfortably and has a large easy to view lcd screen which shows clear symbols and operational modes

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Note the UN clustered lay-out of the control buttons for easy use and large clear dynamic speaker

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The radio is seen here in the supplied waterproof bag there is also a lanyard attached to the bag .i found the buttons easy to use while the radio is in the bag .

This is fantastic value for money the ease of use and stylish and practical design makes this radio very desirable .i particularly liked the clock function and the simple spacious design of the button lay out .
This vhf radio retails at £79.93 this is fantastic value for money

To operate a vhf marine radio legally you require a certificate of competence usually this is a 1 day course and an OFCOM portable ship licence

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