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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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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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by PowerReviews
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

No 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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