Marine Electronics Q&A with BOE Marine - Standard Horizon Hand Held Backup VHF
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03-21-2011, 08:08 AM
Jim, I want to purchase one of these for a back-up unit. Since I already have SH installed in my dash, would like to stay with this brand.
Thanks for any suggestions. :tht_rulez:
03-21-2011, 08:08 PM
I prefer the HX850. It has a built-in GPS so the DSC function will work. You can also get an optional alkaline battery tray, so even if the radio is dead you can pop some regular batts into it. Its a great backup in so many ways. Here it is - http://www.boemarine.com/products/HX850S/standard-horizon-hx850s-handheld-vhf-w-gps