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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

Dimensions 2 5/16" Width x 5 5/16 " Height x 1 1/2" Depth
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Battery Life 10 Hours
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®

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Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Clear signal (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Rugged (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (8), Avid adventurer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)

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

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 2 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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice basic radio

        By Clammiser

        from Block Island, RI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Audio
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

        Standard Products have always been extremely good quality and easy to use. This item required reading the directions and playing with it in order to operate.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great radio for kayaking

        By Planetbenja

        from Hudson River Valley

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Signal
        • Floating
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

          This lightweight floating radio works great when we go on kayaking trips to keep in touch and communicate with each other regarding fishing activities and our locations.
          Love that it floats and is waterproof.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Radio

          By Phantom

          from Alameda, CA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Standard Horizon HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

            Great price on a great radio. Easy to use and got good reception.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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