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Old 25 February 2010, 08:29   #1
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looking for a good handheld

i am looking for a good handheld
any make considered icom etc
post some details and price??????????????????

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Old 02 March 2010, 20:06   #2
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hi
look at this i have the hand held as a back up good value and its waterproof


The Standard Horizon HX280E has all USA, Canadian and International VHF marine channels, one button dedicated to selecting distress channel 16 and hailing channel 9 programmable scan any number of channels, channel 16 dual watch.
UPGRADED VERSION OF THE BEST SELLING HX270E
FITTED WITH A HIGH CAPACITY BATTERY 1650ah LITHIUM-ION
FULLY WATERPROOF TO IPX7 - WILL WITHSTAND SUBMERSION IN DEPTHS OF WATER NOT EXCEEDING 1 METRE FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO 30 MINUTES
Our Price: 87.99

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Old 03 March 2010, 01:05   #3
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Yep, if you want quality and value go for a Standard Horizon.
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Old 03 March 2010, 14:13   #4
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I got the following

http://www.standardhorizon.co.uk/pro...ucts_id=100004

Some prefer smaller VHF's but this one is a nice size, fits in my drysuit pocket ok and easy to use.
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Old 03 March 2010, 14:55   #5
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SH for me too
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Old 03 March 2010, 16:05   #6
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same as chewy. Good bit of kit - better than the icom it replaced in my view.
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Old 03 March 2010, 18:44   #7
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I have a Standard Horizon HX270E, completely happy with it and would buy another.
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Old 04 March 2010, 01:40   #8
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I got the following

http://www.standardhorizon.co.uk/pro...ucts_id=100004

Some prefer smaller VHF's but this one is a nice size, fits in my drysuit pocket ok and easy to use.
I'm guessing programmable for 0 and any other also?

Looking to get a few shortly.
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Old 04 March 2010, 03:03   #9
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I'm guessing programmable for 0 and any other also?

Looking to get a few shortly.
Yep programming is no problem
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I did look at getting mine programmed for CH31 but never got round to it.
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