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Old 21 January 2007, 17:16   #1
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handheld VHF AA battery powerd

hi dos anyone know of a handheld vhf that can be powerd by off the shelf style batterys like aa or 9v.
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Old 21 January 2007, 17:33   #2
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Both my Icom M31 and my Standard Horizon HX270e came with adaptors enabling AA batteries to be used in place of their standard rechargeable ones.

Which would I reccommend? The Standard Horizon. Substantially better battery life, more robust, and a bargain at around 120 (speak to david@boatcareuk.com for a deal). Wins every time.
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Old 21 January 2007, 17:40   #3
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Which would I reccommend? The Standard Horizon. Substantially better battery life, more robust, and a bargain at around 120 (speak to david@boatcareuk.com for a deal). Wins every time.
I have one of these as well. I have never used the AA bracket that come with it, but I assume it works fine.

I can attest to their water-tight inegrity, having "launched" mine on one occassion
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I've got an HX270E on order right now and one of the things that appealed was the ability to carry a set of Duracells "just in case"
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Old 22 January 2007, 05:07   #5
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Both my Icom M31 and my Standard Horizon HX270e came with adaptors enabling AA batteries to be used in place of their standard rechargeable ones.

Which would I reccommend? The Standard Horizon. Substantially better battery life, more robust, and a bargain at around 120 (speak to david@boatcareuk.com for a deal). Wins every time.
Tell David he is a tad expensive, you can get the HX-270 for around 89 is you shop about on line.

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thanks guy its all good advice.
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Tell David he is a tad expensive, you can get the HX-270 for around 89 is you shop about on line.

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Will do... That price was just a guess, I think that's about how much I paid for mine over a year ago now.
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Andyxs, More info on prices here:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17481
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