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Old 30 June 2011, 18:13   #1
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best sub 100 handheld

cant really decipher the difference's between the lower price standard horizon handheld's so do i just opt for the cheapest?
only going to be used bout 2 miles offshore around the coast of cornwall if this makes a difference.....
or do i look out for second hand icom?

thanks ----- chris
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Old 30 June 2011, 18:24   #2
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HX280E doesn't float,5W power
HX751E does float, 6W power, but lower battery capacity 35ish more

Both good reliable units.
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Old 01 July 2011, 02:33   #3
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sub 100 radio

Plastimo sx200 well worth a look bought one over 12 months ago i use it similarly to what you intend using one for been excellent, lot of features good battery life 99 if you shop around on the net

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Old 01 July 2011, 02:41   #4
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icom, always
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Old 01 July 2011, 03:05   #5
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Chris, do yourself a favour and get another 15 - I bought the HX751E from Channel Ribs this week and it's a superb piece of kit, *really* impressed for the cost. Very substantial, floats, lots of features and power, great design and speaker clarity etc:

Trade members - any deals on handheld VHF?
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Old 01 July 2011, 03:45   #6
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Thanks Max

As Mike says, all the Standard Horizons are great radios - very well made.
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