Standard Horizon® HX290 Floating VHF Handheld Radio
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- Submersible to 3.3 feet for 30 minutes
- 5 or 1 watt output
- Huge channel display
- All US/International and Canadian marine channels
- NOAA weather channels and weather alert
- Key lock
- Low battery indicator
- Preset key with 10 favorites
Submersible to 3.3 feet for 30 minutes, the Standard Horizon® HX290 Floating VHF Handheld Radio features 5 or 1 watt output, huge channel display, all US/International and Canadian marine channels, NOAA weather channels and weather alert, key lock, low battery indicator, and a preset key with 10 favorites. Radio includes one 1150mAh lithium battery, 110VAC and 12VDC chargers, and cradle. 3-year waterproof warranty.
Manufacturer model #: HX290.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eyes1 Good Purchase
The unit seems to work good, I can't tell how far its getting out, but conversation with boats in my area are crisp and clear. It definitely beats installing radios and big antennas.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lunchwagon Nice Radio!
Well, so far so good. The radio is just as described. It receives the NOAA weather channels great. I haven't had it in the boat on the water yet, so I can't comment on how well it transmits/receives. According to the rules of use for this thing, using it on land is illegal :)
I haven't had the guts to dunk it in water, and I hope it never gets wet, but it sure looks like it could handle it if it did. Perfect radio for what I need it for.
November 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by Sundance3200 So Far So Good
Lightweight, but have not had a chance to really use it so far. I have used the weather band and it works great. Supposed to be waterproof and will float. Haven't dunked it yet. So far so good.
September 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by WALLi Impressed
So far I am very pleased with this radio. I opted for a hand held because I did not want to mount a radio and antenna to the boat and I liked the idea of portability.
At first view out of the box it seemed like it was a bit bulky so I was surprised at how light it was. Really light in fact so weight should not be an issue.
I am also very pleased with all of the weather channels that it picks up. And being that it's portable I can keep it in the house and keep it on me while camping during inclimate weather.
As for long term quality we will see but I had discussed radios with a couple retired DNR acquaintences of mine and they both spoke highly of Standard Horizon.
April 19, 2012
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