Originally Posted by GJ0KYZ
The SH HX851 is not terrible to use; it's brilliant. I use mine on my rib and jet ski and haven't had a single problem with it. It's waterproof, it floats, it has 6w rather than 5w output power, it has an auto strobe light feature, it has full DSC and a basic GPS/compass function. What more do you need?
With you on this.....
Horses for courses I guess....I'd think very very very rarely would anyone want to use it as a real dsc radio ..it's really for the big red help button I think most would buy either.
For me if I can change channels, talk, do dual watch, and if needed transmit my position to those that may need to help me......then boxes ticked :-)