- Feb 26, 2004
Before you buy one, try it in the store. Why? My experience is that different brands have different quality of sound. If you can't hear it, it is useless. I found Standard Horizon had the best speakers for my ears, all of my West Marine radios were poor in that regard. Also, if you try it in the store you can begin to understand what used to be done with simple knobs have now become more tedious menu driven adjustments.The other item I have to purchase is a hand held radio. I am looking at one from West Marine, the one that floats, yellow in color. What type or kind of radio do you use?