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Standard Horizon

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 PS1000 Review

The Standard Horizon PS1000 Phantom couples a VHF radio to a RAM+ microphone and replaces the radio faceplate with a blank cover. The radio box mounts in an out-of-the-way place, and only the large hand microphone with full controls hangs at the helm. According to Scott Iverson, Standard Horizon Marketing

Standard Horizon Marine VHFs

The full line of Standard Horizon marine VHF radios supply both recreational boaters and commercial marine businesses with top quality products. This newer series of fixed mount marine VHF radios share a few model names with the earlier line of units—Eclipse, Quest, and Matrix are still around—but with all the

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

Standard Horizon HX600S Review

The Standard Horizon HX600S was the product line leader for Vertex Standard in 2007. It features multi-band and digital-selective-calling capabilities. If it is sitting in its charger and the charger is wired to a GPS unit, this radio will transmit vessel position data along with the entered MMSI number when

Standard Horizon HX500S Review

The Standard Horizon HX500S is identical in looks to the HX600S, its more expensive sibling. It operates only on the Marine band and does not have any DSC capabilities. It has a top-mounted volume control and side-mounted pushbuttons for on-off, squelch, and push-to-talk. Seven front-mounted pushbuttons control transmitter power selection,

Standard Horizon HX471S Review

Even though the Standard Horizon HX471S is one of the smallest and lightest handheld radios we’ve tested, it also packs a load of features like multi-band and DSC capabilities. This radio receives voice traffic on the Marine, Aircraft, Family, AM, FM, MURS, and Aircraft bands. It can transmit on Marine

Standard Horizon HX400 Review

The Standard Horizon HX400 is a fully submersible commercial grade marine VHF handheld radio with a built-in voice scrambler and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) band capabilities. The HX400 package includes the radio, AC charger, DC charger cable, drop-in charge cradle, FNB-115LI battery pack housing an 2400 mAH lithium-ion battery, belt

Standard Horizon HX370S Review

[rwp-review-recap id=”0″] The Standard Horizon HX370S shares the same control layout as the more expensive HX500S and HX600S, though it is bigger and heavier. It also has a larger display screen. The HX370S has a top-mounted on/off/volume control and side mounted pushbuttons for push-to-talk and squelch. Seven pushbuttons on its

Standard Horizon HX290 Review

The Standard Horizon HX290 is part of a total revamp of the Standard Horizon lineup. It is an affordable entry level marine VHF handheld radio that floats and features glow-in-the-dark gasket around the case. Buy this Standard Horizon floating handheld VHF radio here. The HX290 ships the radio, AC and

Standard Horizon HX280S Review

The Standard Horizon HX280S is an inexpensive entry level handheld that was recently introduced by Standard Horizon. The unit features a tough polycarbonate case that measures 2.3 inches wide by 5.3 inches tall and 1.2 inches deep. The HX280S ships with an automatic AC charger that requires just seven hours

Standard Horizon HX270S Review

The Standard Horizon HX270S controls the basics with a single top-mounted twist knob for on/off/volume. A side-mounted pushbutton selects squelch, it can be increased or decreased by using the front panel mounted up/down pushbuttons. The other six front-mounted pushbuttons control transmitter power selection, channel changing, weather band selection, and scanning.

Standard Horizon GX5500S Review

The Standard Horizon GX5500S Quantum packs the most powerful audio system we’ve found in a marine VHF radio. This top-of-the-line unit has an alphanumeric keypad, a large dot matrix display screen, and very good transceiver performance. The GX5500S can connect to as many as two optional remote microphones and be

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