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Topic: Handheld vhf radio?  (Read 1311 times)

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achu

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What vhf radio are you using? Looking for recommendations. Thanks


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I've had good luck with standard horizon brand. Getting one that floats is a good idea, IMHO.
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Standard Horizon. Hx300. It floats and flashes. Trust me..I found out the hard way :smt044
And its still ticking along


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Standard Horizon. Hx300. It floats and flashes. Trust me..I found out the hard way :smt044
And its still ticking along
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I'm looking at the floating Horizon hx300 myself. $79.99 from the GSP Store right now with the $20 rebate. Anybody else have experience or input about this model ?
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Standard Horizon. Hx300. It floats and flashes. Trust me..I found out the hard way :smt044
And its still ticking along
Thanks Spring 45


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Yeah, GPS store has been my go to place for Standard Horizon VHF's. I have the HX 870 with has an automatic distress call buttom and GPS. It's not that big and the HX 870 has a bigger screen than the previous model.
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Da Bruddah

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Just checked the GPS Sore. The HX 870 is $199 with a $40 Rebate.
Great deal !!! for $150.00
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Just checked the GPS Sore. The HX 870 is $199 with a $40 Rebate.
Great deal !!! for $150.00
da Bruddah
Thanks


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HX870 is what I have.
Just one thing it uses up the battery in about 10 hours.


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HX870 is what I have.
Just one thing it uses up the battery in about 10 hours.
Just ordered a HX870 from Hodges Marine. Paid with PayPal. And PayPal will return a $10 credit by January 1st. $150 deal.


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Score!

I've got the HX851 and was just curious as to what the differences are between the 851 and the 870 (other than "about $25").
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I purchased a Standard Horizon HX300 from West Marine.  While I can scan and hear talk  on a number of channels, I'm not certain I can transmit. I've tried a number of times asking for a "Radio Check" and no one, at least from what I can hear, is responding.  I'm not certain I'm doing this correctly.  Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


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I purchased a Standard Horizon HX300 from West Marine.  While I can scan and hear talk  on a number of channels, I'm not certain I can transmit. I've tried a number of times asking for a "Radio Check" and no one, at least from what I can hear, is responding.  I'm not certain I'm doing this correctly.  Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Just because you donít get a response doesnít mean they didnít hear you. A lot of boaters donít respond to any ďradio checkĒ. I find it really annoying, but thatís just the way of the world. If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, try channel 9 or 11 and youíll probably get a response (or, if itís summer, you can always reach Bushy on channel 69, as he practically lives on his kayak).
« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 08:10:44 AM by NowhereMan »
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Not sure what channel your Coast Guard runs down there but ours up here will always respond to a radio check on 22 Alfa. Also a good idea to know what channel there on  :smt002
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 10:07:33 AM by Mojo Jojo »


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