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Posted: 4/20/2017 9:40:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2017 9:43:30 AM EST by Diesel_Maximus_2992]
Finally decided to bite the bullet after one of my nav/coms went tits up. will be buying one shortly, 

who has had one and what do you recommend
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 9:41:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2017 9:42:17 AM EST by AZ_Sky]
I have an Icom handheld that I really like.
It's an older one, but it does both Comm and Nav including localizer.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:25:19 AM EST
Just ordered:

Handheld navcom
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:39:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Diesel_Maximus_2992:
Just ordered:

Handheld navcom
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Yep, that's a nice unit - mine is the Icom IC-A20 (the early version of the A24).
You'll like it!

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Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:40:52 AM EST
My father has the Icom A14 and likes it. Does not have NAV though.

A adapter for your headset is a must. The A14 is pretty damn loud and was very hard to hear in the plane (tried it over the weekend)

http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/icom-ic-a14-com-transceiver.html
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:45:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Diesel_Maximus_2992:
Just ordered:

Handheld navcom
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That's what I have. It's a nice little unit.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:45:39 AM EST
IC-A21 here!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:47:57 AM EST
I've got a Yaesu FTA-230
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:52:36 AM EST
Op I hope you weren't in IMC when the radio went tits up.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 10:55:02 AM EST
Hard to beat Icom. Durable, the menus are easy to navigate, and they can usually have their memory banks set using software and a computer. 
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 3:21:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2017 3:22:54 PM EST by Diesel_Maximus_2992]
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Originally Posted By midcap:
Op I hope you weren't in IMC when the radio went tits up.
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Nope, thankfully. I'm dual nav/coms anyway. The kicker was, it was a freshly refurbished radio on its first flight. Pulled it and sent it back that day. The company I used is bending over backward to make it right. Free shipping both ways and repair.  

Also luckily, it gave me a warning (blipping when transmitting) and I moved all my freqs over to the other com. 10min later it took a dump (my local avionics guy thinks it was a faulty power supply. First time in 20plus years he has had a bad radio come back from that company. I got the short end of the luck stick)
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