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Ferdinando posted 03-05-2008 01:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ferdinando   Send Email to Ferdinando  
Anyone know of a VHF radio that has a faceplate that can be installed on the console and the main unit can be stored inside the console protected from the elements.

I think Standard Horizon made a radio like this but they no longer offer it. Any help is appreciated.



bluewaterpirate posted 03-05-2008 02:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Here you go ... brand new or you can check E-Bay.

Standard Horizon PS 2000

jimh posted 03-05-2008 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have not seen a Marine VHF Radio with a removable face plate and control panel. There are several radios available with a remote microphone with just about complete controls.

A recent discussion on this topic revealed that the PS-1000 and PS-2000 Standard-Horizon black box radios were no longer being made, although some old stock might still be available.

You can get a Standard-Horizon radio with a full control panel and a remote microphone, and just mount the radio out of sight if you like. It is a little more expensive than the black box models.

I recommend getting a DSC radio with a Class-D rating. The least expensive one I have found is the Standard-Horizon GX-1500-S, and it sells for less than $135 at most retailers. You can add a remote microphone for about $100. The total price of this set up is about the same as the PS-2000 radio was. And you get the advantage of a full control panel on the radio.

Ferdinando posted 03-06-2008 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Thks for the info, I took Jims advice and bought the SH he suggested with the Ram Mic. Payed 132 for the radio and 90 for the mic. Again thks for the feedback


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