View Full Version : Vhf radio is now installed

05-15-2011, 05:37 PM
After three days of work, I just finished up installing my VHF radio. I am amazed how compact the base radio is! It took a lot of head scratching figuring out how to run all the wires and cables but it came out just fine. I will post pics as soon as it stops raining. Also need to test the unit out.

The base radio is a Standard Horrizon GX 1600 radio with a Ram mic.

The antenna is a 8' Digital 529 which is mounted onto a Shaksepeare SS swivel mount.

I also bought the SH HX581 hand held unit. I thought this might come in handy if out on the water with another boat that does not have a radio. It may prove handy when launching/loading the boat.

A huge THANK YOU for all the replies/input, it sure helped me out!


05-16-2011, 09:29 AM
I just put one in the same unit and love it.