Handheld VHF

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Tarponator, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Tarponator

    Tarponator I Love microskiff.com!

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    What would you guys suggest for a handheld marine vhf radio, will be taking it offshore some, but usually not more than 10 mile out.
     
  2. Tarponator

    Tarponator I Love microskiff.com!

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    Mainly for skiff, but will also use it for back up on offshore boat, thanks again.
     

  3. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    I bought a cheapo $40 midland radio for emergencies. You can get them on eBay and amazon.
     
  4. fsae99

    fsae99 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Are you going offshore in your skiff? If so, then I'd recommend getting one with removable antenna so that you can make up extension. Or test one in your area out to 10 miles and make sure you can hear CG.

    Remember it is the height of the antenna that gives range.
     
  5. contenderv07

    contenderv07 I Love microskiff.com!

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    yea I'm in the market for one too... We won't be going too far out
     
  6. dawsonwl

    dawsonwl I Love microskiff.com!

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    I am also looking for a portable option just in case my main battery dies on the boat, So who out there has a handheld radio, what model/make is the best? anything we should stay away from?
     
  7. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Imo this is something you dont wanna cheap out on.
    Spend $200 for a good icom
     
  8. fsae99

    fsae99 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Standard Horizon HX 851
     
  9. dawsonwl

    dawsonwl I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have heard good things about these 2 brands:
    Standard Horizon
    Icom