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Old 10 May 2009, 02:42   #1
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Standard Horizon handheld VHF with bluetooth headset

Came across one of these at work - HX760S handheld VHF with bluetooth headset:

http://www.standardhorizon.com/index...3&isArchived=0

Haven't had a chance to play with it, but seems like a good idea for those of us who struggle to hear our VHFs?

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Old 11 May 2009, 15:19   #2
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UK model is HX760E.

There was a review (of several h/h VHFs) in last Sailing Today - the Bluetooth worked well but the mic needs to be in front of your mouth for best TX results.
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Sounds great - almost impossible to hear the VHF at speed..
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I think that we all have the same problems (hearing the vhf at high speeds)
An option is the extension speakers, or an extra Handset.
I have order for my VHF that which is wireless. http://www.northstarnav.com/en/Produ...ndset-Optional
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I think that we all have the same problems (hearing the vhf at high speeds)
An option is the extension speakers, or an extra Handset.
I have order for my VHF that which is wireless. http://www.northstarnav.com/en/Produ...ndset-Optional

That would be no differet to having a hand held on your life jacket in terms of volume. Not sure why this would be better than a hand held with a head set to be honest.

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That would be no differet to having a hand held on your life jacket in terms of volume. Not sure why this would be better than a hand held with a head set to be honest.

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because the handheld is 5W and the other 25W.
and you also have the vhf connected to the gps.
Its just a thought of mine ...
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