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Old 29 April 2008, 09:33   #1
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standard horizon hx 500

hi , i am looking to buy a new h/h vhf i have spent a few days going through tinternet and like the standard horizon range, now can't make my mind up .which one is the big question hx270s,270e,370e,hx500 also considering a speaker /mic option, but they all fit the bill any of you guys in the rib world got any ideas that may help me to choose or even alt make or any offers that may be on thanks, take care. greenkeg ps any ribnet members in south /west wales?
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Old 30 April 2008, 05:16   #2
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Only the 'E' models are for UK/European use.

HX270E - good radio, robust, but no speaker mic option

HX3770E - has PMR (walke-talkie) capability and can take speaker mic. Only worthwhile if you will use PMR though as quite a price premium over the other two.

HX500E - standard VHF and can take speaker mic. Also has strobe distress light.

Hope that helps.
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Old 01 May 2008, 16:15   #3
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I've got the 270 and the 500 and I prefer the 500 - its smaller and generally more compact, and has a much better belt clip than the 270 - the one on the 270 is totally useless im my opinion, especially if you keep your VHF on your life jacket like I do and take it on and off a lot. They are both very robust units and have very good battery life. One of mine got left in a locker full of water for several days and worked fine after.

I find the fist mike quite irritating on the 500 so don't normally use it. It would good if SH made a headset that could be worn under a gecko.
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check here tim: http://www.standardhorizon.co.uk/bro...20Brochure.pdf

they do a headset but I dont know if its waterproof, maybe jon can shed some light on this.
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Old 02 May 2008, 20:35   #5
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hi, thanks for your help,going for the hx500 with speaker mike, seems to be the best option.it seems to have everything i need and poss more, thanks again
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