Highest Rated Fishfinders
1Humminbird Helix 5 CHIRP G2
2Lowrance HDS 7 Gen3
3Garmin Striker 7sv
4Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 73sv
5Raymarine Dragonfly 7 PRO

Handheld VHF Radios

Icom M73 Review

[rwp-review-recap id=”0″] The Icom M73 is a nice handheld VHF radio that has some nice features.  It has 6 Watts of transmit power giving folks the longest communication range a handheld can give.  It has the best waterproof features and has been tested submersed under water at 4.9 feet for

West Marine VHF 55

[rwp-review-recap id=”0″] The West Marine VHF 55 is a compact, lightweight, and inexpensive handheld marine VHF radio. It weighs in at just under nine ounces and will fit in your hand nicely. The included AC charger will fully charge the 1200 mAH Lithium Ion battery used in this radio in

Uniden MHS550 Review

The Uniden MHS550 is a multi-band marine handheld VHF radio capable of transmitting and receiving on the Marine band and the Family Radio Service band. It will also receive on the AM and FM broadcast bands and receive aircraft band traffic as well. The radio body is constructed from die

West Marine VHF 250 Review

The talented West Marine VHF 250 features full marine-band capabilities, plus it can receive signals from the Family radio, AM, FM, and Aircraft bands. It can transmit on the Marine and Family radio channels. Other features include a die-cast metal case and a top-mounted adapter ready to accept an optional

West Marine VHF 150 Review

The West Marine VHF 150 is a smallish lightweight radio housed in a well-armored die-cast metal case.  On/off volume and squelch twist knobs are mounted in a concentric shaft on top of the radio. A top-mounted adapter ready to accept an optional speaker or microphone is on top too.  Eight

Uniden Voyager Review

The Uniden Voyager is the smallest handheld VHF radio we’ve tested and just about the lightest too. Despite its diminutive size, there is still enough room on the top of this portable radio for an on/off/volume and squelch rotary knob controls, and a jack to accommodate an external speaker or

Uniden MHS450 Review

The Uniden MHS450 is solidly constructed with an aluminum die cast frame partially covered by protective rubber padding. The unit fits well in hand and weighs a tad less than 12 ounces. This Uniden handheld radio ships from the factory with an AC fast charger that will bring an empty

Uniden MHS50

The Uniden MHS50 is by far the least expensive floating marine handheld VHF radio on the market today. Uniden packages and ships this radio in a two-pack priced under $100. The radio is housed in a case that measures 2.5 inches wide by 5.3 inches tall and is 1.4 inches

Uniden MHS350 Review

The Uniden MHS350 has a top-mounted volume and squelch control knobs with a jack to connect an optional external speaker or microphone located alongside. Buy the Uniden MHS350 here. Eight front-mounted pushbuttons control transmitter power selection, channel changing, weather, and scanning. Performance The MHS350 performed well in our testing, earning

Uniden MHS135DSC

The Uniden MHS135DSC is a floating marine handheld VHF radio with a built-in GPS, a 6-watt maximum power output, and front panel SOS strobe light. This marine handheld is this company’s first entry into this unique device combo market. In addition to GPS capability this radio has all the standard

Uniden MHS125 Review

The Uniden MHS125 is the company’s first foray into the floating marine handheld VHF radio market and this radio has all the operational features you’d expect in a handheld. The radio measures approximately 6-inches high, 2.6-inches wide, and 1.8-inches deep. Overall height including the antenna is 12.5-inches. On my scale,

Uniden Atlantis 250 Review

The Uniden Atlantis 250 is the biggest in size, heaviest, and one of the least expensive handhelds we’ve tested. It features a pair of top-mounted control knobs, one for on/off/volume and the other for squelch. A jack to connect an external speaker or microphone is also located in top. Eight

Standard Horizon Handheld VHFs

Standard Horizon VHF handheld marine radios are available in a wide range of models from basic frill-free units to full-featured high end models with all the bells and whistles. An earlier generation of Standard Horizon handheld marine VHF radios has shown themselves to be reliable and reasonably priced. The newest

Standard Horizon HX851 Preview

The Standard Horizon HX851 is an updated and enhanced handheld VHF radio based on the very popular HX850S, which at the time of its release was the first marine handheld VHF to integrate a GPS receiver. This latest version of the radio adds significant navigation capabilities as well as other

Standard Horizon HX850S Review

The Standard Horizon HX850S is a 6-watt floating marine handheld with a self-contained GPS receiver and full-blown DSC capability. To be able to float the radio combines a large case with a relatively lightweight of 12 ounces. The HX850 comes from the factory with an automatic AC fast charger that

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