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davej14 posted 03-04-2006 10:15 AM ET (US)   Profile for davej14   Send Email to davej14  
Does anyone have actual experience with Standard Horizon [PS1000] Radio? I am looking at this radio as an option to free up space on the console. Positive or negative comments would be appreciated.
rtk posted 03-04-2006 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
I don't have any hands on experience with the radio, but I just ordered one for my 16'7" Whaler, and the PS2000 for my 21' Whaler.

Great price at:
www.brokenlegdave.com/Manufacture/Standard/PS1000.htm

I don't know how you can beat the PS1000 for around $140. The RAM+ microphone alone is over $90.

I have heard good things on this site regarding the PS1000 for the small boat.

Rich

bluewaterpirate posted 03-05-2006 07:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
I have one on my Ventura 210. I have it connected to my Garmin 376c GPS/CP (2 way NMEA comms) & an 8' Digital antenna. It is a terrific radio that saves you a ton of space around your helm. The volume of the hand set speaker is as loud & crisp. The radios functionality is straight forward and easy to use. It is a good value for your money. Here are a couple of pictures. I use mine as a back up to mu ICOM 502.

http://home.earthlink.net/~bluewaterpirate/sitebuildercontent/ sitebuilderpictures/2006_0107standardinstall0013mod.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~bluewaterpirate/sitebuildercontent/ sitebuilderpictures/phat1.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~bluewaterpirate/sitebuildercontent/ sitebuilderpictures/2006_0108standardinstall10007phat3.jpg

It is not a Class D VHF but for the price you can't beat it.

Livingwater posted 03-05-2006 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     
I'm going to install the Standard Horizon PS1000 in my 190 Nantucket. Probably will be going with a 4 foot antenna installed to the starboard side of my console.
davej14 posted 03-06-2006 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
Bluewaterpirate--Your console wiring is an inspiration. thank you for the comments on the PS1000, that is what I was looking for.

Has anyone found a reason NOT to go with this radio?

Fish Stick posted 03-06-2006 02:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     
The PS 1000 is great.

I have it with the 4' Digital antenna. No real reason for the traditional VHF, unless you need a key pad, or have an existing hole to fill.

If possible, connect to a chart plotter and enable all the DSC features. The position polling works well and is very slick. Being able to see on a chart, where the other person is located just makes sense. (with appropriate postion request)

In an emergency, the ability to broadcast your position, and have other boaters able to see you on a chart is even better.

-Joe

davej14 posted 03-08-2006 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
Thank you for the inputs. I was able to buy the PS1000 on ebay for $114.00 + 12.95 shipping = $127.90 total.

The pre-season spring projects for my whaler are mounting up.

Tom W Clark posted 03-08-2006 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
How about $99.95 plus $10 for shipping?

http://planetgps.net/vhf-fixed-mount-radio-standard-horizon.html

davej14 posted 03-08-2006 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
Tom,

Wish you would have posted that link sooner. $110.00 is a great price and I could have used the $17.00 savings for gas :-)

rtk posted 03-08-2006 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk     
Wow! I'm going to have to bookmark that site Tom.

How can they sell it that cheap? That price is unbelievable. They list the RAM+ mic on that site for around $90 alone.

Rich

dino54904 posted 03-23-2006 12:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for dino54904  Send Email to dino54904     
Tom.

Thanks for posting the site with the incredible price on the P100. I ordered one off that site last week and installed it this evening. What a deal. You saved me over $100! Thanks again.

LuckyLady posted 03-23-2006 01:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for LuckyLady  Send Email to LuckyLady     
Tom, Where and how do you find these great sites?
Thanks for this one. Already ordered my radio.
Rene'
ratherwhalering posted 03-23-2006 02:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Hi folks, I wrote an thread on how I mounted my PS1000:

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/010351.html

Good luck, I really like mine!

crusty crab posted 03-23-2006 05:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for crusty crab  Send Email to crusty crab     
Do these come with a RAM+ mic or is the mic and accessory?
dino54904 posted 03-23-2006 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for dino54904  Send Email to dino54904     
Mine came with the RAM+ mic.
Tom W Clark posted 03-24-2006 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Yes, the PS100 comes with the RAM mic, wouldn't be much good without it ;-)

René,

Brad Bringedahl sniffed that deal out. I have mixed feelings; I bought a PS1000 at the great price of $135, have not yet installed it and now two months later find out I could have bought it for 25 percent less! Geez...

davej14 posted 03-24-2006 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
The PS1000 comes with the RAM + mic, but the PS 2000 does not. When considering which unit to buy, be sure to add the price of the mic to the PS2000 for a comparison of operational units.

I am starting a new thread to find out how to interface the PS1000 or PS2000 to a Lowrance plotter/gps with a NMEA bus. If anyone has any ideas please go there and post your suggestions.

crusty crab posted 03-24-2006 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for crusty crab  Send Email to crusty crab     
Thanks guys, that 2000 is what I'm looking at and it's good to know you have to add the Ram+ mic to the cost. Still pretty good compared to the comparable Icom.
Livingwater posted 03-27-2006 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     
$99.00 is a great price. This radio is hard to find in the Northeast.
bsmotril posted 03-27-2006 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Too good a deal to pass up, I ordered one from Planet GPS. Thank you for posting the link. BillS
Livingwater posted 04-01-2006 06:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     
Ditto!

I ordered one also. With all the space on my center console I really could have installed a conventional radio but having the ram+ mic will make it easier to see and use.

JOHN W MAYO posted 04-11-2006 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO  Send Email to JOHN W MAYO     
I just went to order one Standard PS 1000 and the price had gone up to about $135 at PlanetGps
I contacted them by email and they said it was an error on the price increase and $99.95 was correct, and they would change it back, but it would take awhile to get it changed at there site.
I was refered to another sit
www.rougewave.com
they said it was the same company and they still had it listed for $99.95

Anyone done business with

rougewave.com..........?

I am leary of being sent to another site and give my credit card.

Thanks

JOHN W MAYO posted 04-11-2006 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO  Send Email to JOHN W MAYO     
correction:

it is actually

http://roguewavemarine.com

I would like to know if anyone has done business with.

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