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> I recently had a radio failure on an a/c (C152) and would like to get
> one of the above; the good ones also have VOR reception.
> However I heard that some barely work inside the cockpit of a metal
> a/c. Incidentally I heard the same said about portable GPS units -
> they need an external antenna to work properly.
> The VOR reception on handheld transceivers is said to be particularly
> bad, with an external antenna almost essential.
> The one I have seen is an ICOM one for 300 UK pounds, about US$450.
do NOT copy usenet posts to email - it is NOT necessary.
I would get separate units: handheld GPS, and a COM only xceiver.
This place has some good deals, although they dont take paypal
for some reason. (Anyone know why stores on the web dont accept paypal?)
You can almost always find a few handheld GPS on eBay.
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