Sunday, February 19, 2012

STANDARD HORIZON HX851 Floating Handheld VHF/GPS Radio

Check out this, It must be the Ultimate VHF Radio .GPS, VHF,  Glow in the Dark, Built in Strobe Light, GPS Messenger. wow


The advanced HX851 floating handheld VHF/GPS includes a 12-channel GPS receiver allowing you to transmit a DSC distress message, report your position or send calls with your coordinates, perfect for everyday use or adding to your ditch bag. The workhorse HX851 includes 6W of transmit power, a die-cast chassis that’s ergonomically shaped with rubberized armor for a non-slip grip. A luminescent glow-in-the-dark gasket helps you find your radio at night.

GPS capabilities include waypoint entering (store up to 200 waypoints), navigation to a waypoint, DSC (Digital Selective Calling) functions including: Position Request and Position Report and navigation to a DSC position. Full dot matrix display with channel names, Radio/Position, Radio/SOG/COG, waypoint navigation and compass displays. Volume & Squelch indication on display, NMEA 0183 output on cradle, water-activated SOS strobe light, preset key with 10 channel storage, NOAA Weather with alert and a submersible speaker microphone jack for connecting optional accessories. 12V and 110V chargers included. Three-year waterproof warranty.


  • Material: Polycarbonate housing, die-cast chassis
  • Controls: 10-button keypad
  • Scanning Modes: Programmable scan, programmable priority scan, dual watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Transmit Power: 6/5/2.5/1W
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25µV; Rejection: 70dB
  • Battery Type: Li-ion 1150mAh
  • Battery Life: 7 hours +
  • Waterproof: Floating, rated IPX7 submersible
  • Dimensions: 2.5"W x 5.6"H x 1.8"D
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Screen Size: 1.6"W x 0.9"H
  • Weight: 11.5oz.
  • Included Equipment: AC/DC chargers, charging cradle, antenna, belt clip
  • DSC: SC-101 Digital Selective Calling
  • GPS Receiver: 12-channel, Time to Fix: cold start 50 seconds
  • NMEA Output: NMEA 0183 output on cradle
  • Waypoints: Waypoint entry (200 waypoints), Navigate to waypoint, Navigate to DSC Position Request call
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof; $65 flat rate

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