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Marine VHF Radio Recommendations
« on: August 08, 2012, 09:19:27 AM »
I am looking to buy a Marine VHF hand held radio for use in my kayak. Any recommendations?

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Re: Marine VHF Radio Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 12:20:46 PM »
I personally have the Uniden from Academy which is probably least expensive. The Icom is more top of the line. I keep mine in a dry bag.

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Re: Marine VHF Radio Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 01:17:35 PM »
I really like the Standard Horizon models. I have the HX851 with gps.
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Re: Marine VHF Radio Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 02:06:59 PM »
I use an Icom, and they are pretty nice and not really all that expensive. I also use mine as a backup to the fixed-mount in my boat. They all work reasonably well, I don't think that there is a lot of difference for a casual weekend kayaker. What I would look for are the features you want. When I was shopping I was interested in:
  • Power - equates to range and clarity
  • Floating
  • waterproof
I'd think you could get something pretty nice for $125 to $150. Try taking a look at West Marine; I found mine on sale at a pretty good price, I just don't remember what that was. And yeah... I keep mine in a drybag too.

Hope that helps?

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