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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.

  • 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


Manufacturer model #: HX290.

Standard Horizon HX290 Floating VHF Handheld Radio 4.8 5 11 11
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
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
Excellent Value! I bought this radio to use in the ocean, fishing from a kayak. Since safety is paramount in kayak fishing on the ocean, I wanted something reliable, compact, and waterproof. I had not previously heard of Standard Horizon, but after reading some reviews I was pleasantly surprised. Apparently they have an excellent reputation. I have not had the radio out on the salt yet, but I have used it quite a bit as I live on the coast with a small harbor within sight of my home. The coast gaurd and local channels all work very well. The audio quality is excellent; comparable to a home based unit. The controls and menus are fairly easy to operate. Even the belt clip is good quality. I like the capability to transmit with either one watt or five watts. The scan function works well. My only complaint (and it's a picky little thing) is that when receiving a transmission, on SCAN mode, the reception is interupted about every 3 seconds, for about a tenth of a second. The reason for this is clear that the unit is scanning emergency channel 16 at the same time. I don't think there is a way around this, but it can be annoying and you can miss certain words in a sentence. Overall, I don't think you can get a better valued radio at this price. I highly recommend it for portable use. R.G. Depoe Bay, Oregon May 31, 2011
Standard Horizon HX290 Bought this item for weather alert feature and as a safety item when coastal fishing and recreation. I have had this unit several days and it has been on constantly. It clearly picks up the USCG Galveston station 40 miles away and ICW traffic 5 miles away. The voice is clear and strong on this unit and the controls are pretty straight forward to use. It has been off of the charger for 24 hours monitoring but no transmissions. The area has heavy marine comm traffic and though the battery charge indicator showed empty, it was still receiving strong. The display is clear and easy to read. One thing I really like is that it fits tightly in the charging cradle. It will not just slide out even if layed down, turned over or bumped. Have not ventured to float it. May amend later once it has more hours on it, but very pleased so far. February 8, 2012
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Yes but according to FCC laws it is not legal to use on land, only on water or shore to water type use.
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Yes. It works on the CB and Marine bands. This includes the 9/16 emergency channels.
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Per the manufacturer owner’s manual, you can use channel 9 for recreational use for commercial and non-commercial boater calling. In addition, channel 68 and 69 would be for non-commercial recreational. Monitor your desired channel in advance to make sure you will not be interrupting other traffic. If you want this for home use just as a walkie-talkie, I would not recommend this product. This is designed more for boating. Thanks

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When the unit is new or even a year+ old I can get about 16-20hrs out of it. This does depend upon how much you transmit from the unit verses just receiving.
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I have had mine on for 24 hours. Though the battery indicator showed empty, it was still working strong. No transmissions were made during this time, but it is in an area were there is heavy marine traffic.
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mine is brand new and it lasted over 3 days of full use before I recharged it.
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I need a reliable radio to go hunting in the bush with a big range.

Would you recommend another radio? another brand maybe?

Is a VHF radio the same thing as an FM radio?

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The range of this portable radio is 5 miles in line of sight.
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Not sure if you still need an answer to you Question on the radio. but the marine radio hands differant frequencys.
so it would not work for hunting. try a c/b radio. or the small 2 ways.
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Be carefull with VHF radios as they are restricted to marine use and subject to penalties if use is abused. They are not be used say as a CB. The owners manual has clear warnings on this. They are meant for ship to ship communications. Land use is against federal law except where stated in the law.
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VHF radio is not the same thing as an FM radio. Very high frequency (VHF). This is more of a boating Handheld radio. Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. A 5-watt handheld will communicate approximately 7 miles to another handheld, or approximately 20 miles to a well-equipped shore station.

Try the Cobra® CXR 925 Two-Way Radios Item Number: 38-532-500-00
Featuring a 35-mile range.
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I'm looking for a hand-held VHF floating submersible radio that uses standard batteries, most of the listings do not list battery type, size or number required
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This unit requires a 1150mAh lithium battery.
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Most handheld VHF manufacturers offer an optional battery tray for use with AA batteries. Certain models are actually packaged with both a rechargeable battery and back-up tray. This particular model it is sold separately through the manufacturer. It can be handy to have a back up tray when all else fails but a unit with a Li-Ion battery will out perform in terms of life.
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You will trouble finding this. They corrode too fast. Besides the Ion's last for a long time. 4N6RN
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