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Old 10-20-2011, 06:20 AM
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I have a Standard Horizon HX260S and need a replacement battery. I tried searching this site and other websites without much luck, possibly due to the age of this VHF.
Is it worth even trying to get a new battery or should I just get another new handheld?
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:32 AM
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I have a Standard Horizon HX260S and need a replacement battery. I tried searching this site and other websites without much luck, possibly due to the age of this VHF.
Is it worth even trying to get a new battery or should I just get another new handheld?
I would call Standard Horizion and ask them if the replacement is available.

Your other choice is your local battery store (warehouse, wholesalers, etc.). Many times, they can take a battery apart and replace the individual cells.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:39 AM
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i did little Google work for you. I found the battery you are looking for at many stores on line
bad news is they run around 95.00.ea. this unit takes a P/N CNB260 battery.
For that amount of money out I would go buy a new up to date unit. like 850 with GPS
and DSC calling. It may be a little more money. But you are way ahead in safety.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:44 AM
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thanks. that is the same info i found on the Net. last week i already purchased a new vhf that i needed in a pinch. just trying to figure out what to do with the old one. i would like to have two handhelds, but at $90 for a battery a new unit may be better.
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I got the SH HX-851 and also ordered a spare battery from West Marine for around 55 bucks. Worth having a backup charged and ready to go. Had to use mine when I got grounded as I'd forgotten to put the radio in the base unit the night before.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:05 AM
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Check here http://www.nicdladyonline.com/ They can rebuild your old pack.
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