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STANDARD HORIZON HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 14272991Mfg # HX150

$99.99

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The floating HX150 is a top value in handheld floating VHF radios, with a slim, form-fitting case design, oversized easy-to-read LCD and backlit keypad. Upgraded with a Lithium-Ion battery, this VHF will supply you with more than 10 hours of operating time. Other great features include Programmable Scan, Dual Watch, Channel 16 Priority Scan, NOAA weather channels with weather alert, selectable 5 and 1 Watt transmit power, and a battery life indicator.  The HX150 comes packaged with a belt clip, 110 VAC trickle charger and a drop-in charging cradle.

  • Material: Polycarbonate housing
  • Controls: Nine-button keypad
  • Scanning Modes: Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual Watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Transmit Power: 5/1W
  • Battery Type: 1030mAh Li-Ion
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Display Type: Segmented LCD
  • Screen Size: 1.5"W x .9"H
  • Weight: 13.4oz.
  • Width: 2 5/16"
  • Height: 5"
  • Depth: 1 3/8"
  • Included Accessories: Charging cradle, 110VAC chargers, antenna and belt clip
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof, $65 flat rate

Specs

HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 10 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Dimensions 2 5/16" Width x 5 5/16 " Height x 1 1/2" Depth
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Waterproof
Weather Alert
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Priority Scan
Dual-Watch
Transmit Power 1/5 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Flat Rate
Weight 8.3 Ounces

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Clear signal (12)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Rugged (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (16)
  • Emergencies (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Avid adventurer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Radio for My Application

Perfect Radio for communicating with race committee and other vessels for inland small sailboat racing_ 14'-22'. Although my only "Con" was no wrist strap or lanyard, there is a...Read complete review

Perfect Radio for communicating with race committee and other vessels for inland small sailboat racing_ 14'-22'. Although my only "Con" was no wrist strap or lanyard, there is a convenient hole on the belt clip to which one can attach an inexpensive lanyard/wrist strap, (which I did). It works perfectly. Great volume and clarity even on very windy days! Battery seems to hold charge forever. Switchable 1 or 5 watt for extended battery life. I use it mostly on 1 Watt setting for lake racing. It's still crystal clear and plenty loud for my use. Having also done plenty of W/L, "beer can" racing and distance ocean racing on big boats, I would imagine this radio to be equally effective on the 5 Watt setting. It's a "real" marine radio that is TRULY WATERPROOF AND FLOATS, made by a reputable marine radio manufacturer, at an unbelievable price point!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor users guide

The users guide uses tiny symbols for the buttons on the transceiver. While the text in the guide is easy to read even with my 62 year old eyes I cannot read the text...Read complete review

The users guide uses tiny symbols for the buttons on the transceiver. While the text in the guide is easy to read even with my 62 year old eyes I cannot read the text on the buttons in the guide even with my best reading glasses. This means I have to guess at which button to push based on the text I can read. In some cases this is impossible since you have to press two buttons for some operations. A work around is to download the users guide from their web site which I have done and then zoom 200% so I can read it. No-one should have to do this. Before I buy another SH transceiver I will inspect the guide first.

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5.0

Great radio

By Josh

from Oxnard ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Signal
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Audio
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Emergencies

    Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

    Great value very easy to use

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great radio

    By Josh

    from Oxnard ca

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Signal
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Audio
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Emergencies

      Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

      Great value very easy to use

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      Good value.

      By Steve b

      from heanando beach fl.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

        Good little radio for boating , works fine .
        Only problem is it can only be charged at home on the base only so no charging on overnight trips.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Lake

        By Lordy

        from Lake Winnipesaukee

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Signal
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

          Great for use on a lake

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          best vhf radio on the market

          By jimmy

          from cypress, california

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Signal
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Camping
            • Emergencies
            • Families
            • Hiking
            • Hunting

            Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

            i bought this vhf radio for kayak fishing. it works great and i love it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Radio for My Application

            By Hermes

            from Manchester, NH Area

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Signal
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Audio
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • No Lanyard Or Wrist Strap

            Best Uses

            • 16-22'
            • Boating
            • Comm With Race Committee
            • Lake Racing Communication
            • Small Sailboat Racing

            Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

            Perfect Radio for communicating with race committee and other vessels for inland small sailboat racing_ 14'-22'. Although my only "Con" was no wrist strap or lanyard, there is a convenient hole on the belt clip to which one can attach an inexpensive lanyard/wrist strap, (which I did). It works perfectly. Great volume and clarity even on very windy days! Battery seems to hold charge forever. Switchable 1 or 5 watt for extended battery life. I use it mostly on 1 Watt setting for lake racing. It's still crystal clear and plenty loud for my use. Having also done plenty of W/L, "beer can" racing and distance ocean racing on big boats, I would imagine this radio to be equally effective on the 5 Watt setting. It's a "real" marine radio that is TRULY WATERPROOF AND FLOATS, made by a reputable marine radio manufacturer, at an unbelievable price point!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice VHF radio but no laynard attachment

            By Kayaker

            from San Francisco Bay Area

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Signal
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Audio
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • No Wrist Strap Or Laynard

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

            This is a perfectly fine inexpensive VHF radio except for kayakers or anyone else who needs to tie it onto a pfd. There is no wrist strap or laynard provision that would make that possible.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Loud and Clear

            By LILMARTYP

            from CHARLESTON, SC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Signal
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Audio
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Short Range

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

            Seems to work well but does not have near the range of a base unit.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good value

            By JET

            from Cape Coral FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

              bridge to crew

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great product fo the price

              By David

              from St. augustine Fl

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Signal
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Complicated Controls

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

              Great backup radio. Controls a little complicated

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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