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Standard Horizon HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio

Item # 92517
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Key Features

  • Rubber gasket glows in the dark

  • GPS receiver can transmit DSC distress calls


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Product Description
standard_horizon The HX851 is the only floating VHF handheld with a built-in GPS that's capable of transmitting at a full 6 watts of power. This advanced floating handheld VHF/GPS includes a 12-channel GPS receiver allowing the radio to transmit a DSC Distress call with coordinates - perfect for a ditch bag. Designed to be a work horse, the HX851 includes a rubber gasket that glows in the dark, 6 watts of transmit power, die-cast chassis, ergonomical shape with rubberized armor nonslip grip, and heavy-duty belt clip. Advanced features include dot matrix display with channel names, radio/position, radio/SOG/COG pages, and SC-101 DSC Digital Selective Calling; position request and position report; volume/squelch and low battery indications on the display; NMEA output on cradle for connection to your favorite GPS; SOS strobe light; NOAA Weather with alert; and a speaker microphone jack for connection of optional accessories. Includes drop-in cradle and both 110V AC and 12V DC chargers. 2.4"W x 5.6"H x 1.6"D.

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Standard Horizon HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    NICE RADIO AND GOOD PRICE

    By AARDVARKMAN

    from MILWAUKEE, WI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • DSC
    • Floats
    • GLOW IN DARK
    • GPS
    • Price
    • SIZE - EASY TO USE
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about Standard Horizon HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio:

    HAVEN'T HAD TO USE IT YET - A GOOD THING. BOUGHT TO HAVE AS A BACKUP RADIO AND FOR EMERGENCIES.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy it again

    By Long Trail

    from San Jose

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Could be smaller

    Best Uses

      Comments about Standard Horizon HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio:

      This is my back-up radio on my boat. Very nice unit.
      All boaters should have one as a back up

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow

      By Otter

      from Inverness Fl.

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Built in sensitive Gps
      • Full DSC With emergency
      • Sensitive recieve
      • Waterproof
      • Weather channels with alm

      Cons

      • Big so it Will Float
      • Wx alert not SAME

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Standard Horizon HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio:

      Very nice Radio. Take it on USCG Aux Missions.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful product and great price

      By Gene

      from TExas

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Reliable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Standard Horizon HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio:

        great product to have on the water

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would recommend this product.

        By none

        from Madison AL

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Reliable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Large Boats
        • Outdoor
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Standard Horizon HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio:

        If anybody is looking for a backup radio this is it. I also use it for my Waverunner.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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