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Old 07-03-2012, 12:22 PM
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I am in need of a new vhf for the hydrasport. Anyone of a good deal out there. Not looking to spend over $200. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:48 AM
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how far out do you go with your boat, boat size, hand held radio, or mounted radio?
Do you have GPS on board to connect to the radio via NEMA?
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:08 AM
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I'm looking for a hand held VHF. I'm mostly inshore, with the occasional trip a few miles out. Does anyone have any suggestions in the affordable range... ?? Sorry for posting in your thread Padlinout76.

Under $200 would be nice..

Thanks...
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by JF Coastal View Post
I'm looking for a hand held VHF. I'm mostly inshore, with the occasional trip a few miles out. Does anyone have any suggestions in the affordable range... ?? Sorry for posting in your thread Padlinout76.

Under $200 would be nice..

Thanks...
Most units will suit you for typical use, the Standard Horizon's and iCom's are probably the top tier.

For extra safety, I have a HX851 which also provides DSC calling and more importantly, GPS positioning. This is above your price range but adds a lot more functionality.

Around the marina, I leave the HX851 on the boat and grab a cheap Humminbird 5W I bought at a local hardware store... perfect signal/reception and I much prefer the volume and squelch knobs to the Standard Horizon's soft keys.
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