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STANDARD HORIZONHX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

STANDARD HORIZON

HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 14272991Mfg # HX150

$99.99

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Product Description

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 Li-Ion
Dimensions 2.31"W x 5"H x 1.375"D
Display Type Backlit Segmented LCD
GPS/DSC Not GPS Enabled
Floating Floating
Material Polycarbonate
Multiband Not Multiband
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Priority Scan
Dual-Watch
Transmit Power 1/5W
Waterproof Mfgr. Rated IPX-7
Warranty 3 Years Waterproof
Weather Alert Yes - Weather alert

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Standard HorizonHX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Clear signal (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Rugged (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    (1 of 1 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 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
     
    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 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

    (0 of 2 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 HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

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

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    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 HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

      bridge to crew

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      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 HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

      Great backup radio. Controls a little complicated

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      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 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
       
      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 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
         
        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 HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

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

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Poor users guide

          By Joe

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Signal
          • Good Audio
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Hard To Read Users Guide

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

          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.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Picked for Floating Feature

          By KayakGuide

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Floats
          • Good Audio
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Needs Waterproof Case

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Emergencies
          • Kayaking

          Comments about HX150 Floating Handheld VHF Radio:

          Been using this radio for several years - compact and sturdy and reliable, just wish I could find a good fitting waterproof case to protect it in the saltwater environment.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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