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HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger

$119.99

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Model # 13130844 | Mfg # HX300


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This radio combines the simplest operation ever in a handheld VHF with an ergonomic case design. It also boasts HX300 floats and activates a flashing recovery strobe light if dropped overboard. It meets industry-leading IPX8 waterproofing standard and includes programmable scan functions, a 10-channel preset key selection, 600mW internal audio speaker and a new E2O (Easy to Operate) menu making this the most intuitive yet compact floating handheld on the market today. The HX300 comes packaged with a high capacity 1650mAh 3.7V Lithium-ion non memory rechargeable battery, rugged belt clip, 110 -240V AC USB charger.

Specifications:

  • Material: Polycarbonate housing, die-cast chassis
  • Controls: On/Off volume knob, 9-button keypad
  • Scanning Modes: Programmable, Priority and Dual Watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Transmit Power: 5W
  • Battery Type: 1,650mAh 3.7V Lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: More than 13 hours
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX8; Buoyant
  • Dimensions: 2 3/8"W x 5"H x 1 3/8"D
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Screen Size: 1 1/2" x 1"
  • Weight: 9oz.
  • Included Equipment: Battery pack, USB charger, USB charging cable, antenna and belt clip
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof, $65 flat rate

HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger

Battery Life 13 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Dimensions 2 3/8" Width x 5" Height x 1 3/8" Depth
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Floating
Waterproof
Weather Alert
Material Aluminum
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Priority Scan
Dual-Watch
Transmit Power 5/1 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Flat Rate
Weight 8.4 Ounces
Color Black

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Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Clear signal (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (8)
  • Large boats (7)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Boating / sailing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High Quality, great value!

Have had this radio for about six months now, absolutely love it and very happy with the purchase! Used it volunteering at a local event and was able to get a better connection with...Read complete review

Have had this radio for about six months now, absolutely love it and very happy with the purchase! Used it volunteering at a local event and was able to get a better connection with the nearest coast guard station than the Coast guards own handheld at the event were. It's lightweight but rugged, to carry so it's always ready in an emergency. Battery life better than advertised, and since it's charged by USB I can charge from outlet, computer, car, or inexpensive solar unit.

During summers I work with a local Parks and Recreation department, one camp we offer takes kids out to a fairly remote island with almost no cell service, hardly any regular visitors, and only sporadic State Park ranger visits. I keep the radio with me at all times, around camp, hiking the island, et, confident that I could easily contact coast guard or local police boat if any sort of emergency occurred.

Great buy, couldn't recommend highly enough!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Design but it has a lanyard ISSUE

This would be a great VHF radio for an active kayaker IF it had a way to attach a lanyard to the body of the radio. The only way to attach a lanyard is...Read complete review

This would be a great VHF radio for an active kayaker IF it had a way to attach a lanyard to the body of the radio. The only way to attach a lanyard is to the removeable beltclip. That's not good enough in my opinion for a kayaker.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice handheld radio

By markselement

from Blaine, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Outdoor
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

    Charges fast, USB based charging system, includes an AC transformer and cigarette lighter adapter to charge it onboard. Could charge it with your laptop if need be but haven't tried that yet.
    Broadcast range is spotty when in Low power mode breaking up at 3/4 - 1 mile line of sight, on High it did far better. Just one or two button pushes on H/L key to get it on High. No wind noise when broadcasting even in 10-15 knot winds.
    Reception is Crystal Clear and background noise very quiet.
    Tossed it in the water and thank goodness it does float as advertised. Easy to navigate the menus and buttons, you could probably operate without reading the manual (but take it along anyway) some radios can be quite the nightmare.

    Service and delivery comments:

    West Marine saleman knew his VHF portables, plus it was on sale.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I expected

    By Rick

    from Marblehead, MA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

      Wanted a portable VHF as a backup. This is a good handheld unit. I like the USB charging feature.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Trash

      By Dave

      from Atlanta

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poorly Designed

        Best Uses

          Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

          Garbage

          I plan to return it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Radio didn't work

          By Tom

          from Beaufort,SC

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Didn't work but was replaced without hassel

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

          Initially couldn't get radio to work but we switched it out and so far so good.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Excellent service at the Beaufort West Marine store

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good so far

          By Skip10

          from Miami fl

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Reliable
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats

            Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

            Needed one and this worked well

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Compact and good quality

            By Keemosabe

            from LBI NJ

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

              Great value in a compact waterproof floating Handheld.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Very promp delivery.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Well made, works well.

              By Banty Rooster

              from Florida Panhandle, Near Panama City

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Reliable
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

                I use this for kayak fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The ease of use makes it great. It is easy to listen to NOAA reports before launching in the morning and I love that the size is perfect for the radio pocket on my fishing pfd. The price was reasonable and so far the radio has been all I want and need it to be.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Service was awesome. No complaints.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My favorite Standard Horizon handhelf VHF

                By CJ

                from Virginia Beach, VA

                About Me Professional

                Reviewed by a West Marine Associate

                Pros

                • Durable
                • easy to use
                • Reliable
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Volume/Squelch Controls

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Large Boats
                • Outdoor
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

                This is my favorite Standard Horizon portable because of the features, price, size, and especially weight. The battery lasts seemingly forever if you aren't transmitting much, and if you wear it on your belt its so light weight you will forget it's there. The light was a major high point for me deciding to buy it. Floating is a must, flashing is a bonus. The only down side is that it lacks a traditional on/off control knob, so getting used to only having push buttons was a bit annoying. The plus size of that however is that you can't accidentally turn the volume off or inadvertently turn the radio off because there is no knob to get snagged on clothing or anything else.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yes I would buy this West Marine product

                By Burning daylight ilwaco WA port.

                from Vancouver, WA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats
                  • Outdoor
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

                  Excellent product for back up and safety. My antennae on my VHF failed on me and this product was an excellent back up. I also use in my other small boat while hunting and crabbing. Excellent for mobility and I made a custom spot in the boat to hold and charge in the plug in port.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  a Must have

                  By Runaway

                  from Glen Cove NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Reliable
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                  • Belt clip poor design

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats
                  • Outdoor
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Standard Horizon HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger:

                  Easy to use, long battery life, clear display. volume indicators are very small. if you need glasses this is hard to read without them.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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