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|Author||Topic: Handheld VHF|
posted 04-24-2008 06:44 PM ET (US)
I'm in the market for a handheld vhf, don't need GPS combo. Any up to date recommendations out there? Thanks!
posted 04-24-2008 07:16 PM ET (US)
West marine has several moderately priced units, so does Wal-Mart and Best-Buy. I bought a West Marine VHF unit, Model VHF-150. It came with a battery charger, battery pack and belt clip. Under $200.00.
posted 04-24-2008 10:32 PM ET (US)
Make sure it's waterproofness is rated JIS-7 or IPX-7 (3 feet
down, 30 minutes).
Find out whether the charger is a smart charger that will stop
If this is a backup to a console-mount VHF, make sure it has
Do you want to listen to the ball game? Some have AM/FM
Some have FRS/GMRS capability. Note: These will NOT have a
Personnaly, I'm a fan of the Standard-Horizon units.
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