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HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger Rebate Available

STANDARD HORIZON HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger

Model # 13130844Mfg # HX300

$149.99

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Product Description

Standard Horizon Endless Summer Mail-in Rebate

2014 Endless Summer Rebate - SAVE $20 to $30 with the purchase of a one of the following models:

Model Savings
HX150 $20
HX290 $20
HX300 $20
GX1200 $30
GX1600 $30
GX1700 $30
GX2200 $30

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
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Simplest operation ever in a handheld VHF, with an ergonomic case design, plus the 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.

  • 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, and it floats
  • 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

Specs

HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio with USB Charger

Battery Type Li-Ion
Battery Life 13 Hours
Dimensions 2.375"W x 5"H x 1.375"D
Display Type Backlit Segmented LCD
Floating Floating
Material Polycarbonate
GPS/DSC Not GPS Enabled
Multiband Not Multiband
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Dual-Watch
Priority Scan
Transmit Power 5W
Waterproof Mfgr. Rated IPX-8
Warranty 3 Years Waterproof
Weather Alert Yes - Weather alert

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Standard HorizonHX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio (Unpublish per Marc Huerta)
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear signal (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent communication device

    By George the sailor

    from Northern Vermont

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Signal
    • Does Everything You Could
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Audio
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Emergencies

    Comments about HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio (Unpublish per Marc Huerta):

    This is a handy, well made, sturdy device that is easy to use.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice Design but it has a lanyard ISSUE

    By AMC3

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Lanyard Attachment

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio (Unpublish per Marc Huerta):

    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.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice affordable Handheld VHF

    By Divrdan

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Dsc No Gps

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio (Unpublish per Marc Huerta):

    Nice handheld. Great Value.
    Light, easy to use. Scanning features found on more expensive models.
    FLOATS! A big plus.
    Standard USB charging cord, also a plus.
    I bought this as a backup radio in case of power loss or emergency on the boat.
    Perfect for my use, because I have DSC on my fixed mount, with GPS Integrated.
    If you do not have GPS somehow connected to your primary radio, I would recommend buying one with GPS built-in.
    Highly recommended as a back up emergency radio.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    High Quality, great value!

    By Kayaker

    from Olympia, Wa

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Camping
      • Emergencies
      • Families
      • Hiking

      Comments about HX300 Compact Floating Handheld VHF Radio (Unpublish per Marc Huerta):

      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!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Staff at my local West Marine helped me choose this radio, recommended it as a great mid-range, user friendly yet feature-packed radio. I have found it to be equal or superior to top of the line radios from this and other brands. Thanks West marine!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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