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Old 01-27-2005, 08:08 AM
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Another "whistles/bells" consideration...

One of the reasons I chose the pricey HX470S was because...
...besides being Submersible and able to monitor FM/AM(long range thunderstorm crackle warning)/Aviation/NOAA WX bands...
It transmits/receives/scans on the Marine band...(and scans emer NOAA WX broadcasts) with a high capacity/long life/rechargeable battery...
AND works on all the TalkAbout freqs (the ubiquitous walkie talkie .5 watt network) and the stronger, though less popular, MURS (2 watt MultipleUseRadioService)...
AND can be wired into my boats GPS to send automated emergency info to include boat ID and GPS position...
AND can be used as an automatic SOS strobe signalling device...
IMHO...After years of hanging under large built by the lowest bidder metal wings and going into user unfriendly places, I consider stuff like this LIFE SUPPORT gear and, when things go bad, I know that I didn't cut corners...

...and, besides all that, with just a minor modification, I can talk to the "Mother Ship"!
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