A while back I asked about my VHF radio not transmitting over 50 feet and many of you correctly said I fried the amplifier by trying to transmit when the antennae connection was broken. Called customer service and they confirmed.
So, I had a new ICOM 304. It had all the features I needed, I don't want to pay for more bells and whistles, but would pay 2 or 3 times the $130 price to get better equipment, as I recall many of my forum friends didn't think much of ICOM.
So, Cobra, ICOM, Raymarine, Standard Horizon, Lowrance, Garmin (new to VHF) or ??? is, in your opinion, the best make? And, what model? I don't need a hailer, foghorn, remote mike, etc, just a solid VHF radio with the usual weather alert/channel 16 button etc., great sound, and larger screen so I don't have to get my reading glasses to see it!