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STANDARD HORIZONHX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built-In GPS

STANDARD HORIZON

HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built-In GPS

Model # 11029907Mfg # HX851

$249.99

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In a serious emergency, this is unquestionably the radio you want to have in your ditch bag

The advanced HX851 floating handheld VHF/GPS includes a 12-channel GPS receiver allowing you to transmit a DSC distress message, report your position or send calls with your coordinates, perfect for everyday use or adding to your ditch bag. The workhorse HX851 includes 6W of transmit power, a die-cast chassis that’s ergonomically shaped with rubberized armor for a non-slip grip. A luminescent glow-in-the-dark gasket helps you find your radio at night. GPS capabilities include waypoint entering (store up to 200 waypoints), navigation to a waypoint, DSC (Digital Selective Calling) functions including: Position Request and Position Report and navigation to a DSC position. Full dot-matrix display with channel names, Radio/Position, Radio/SOG/COG, waypoint navigation and compass displays. Volume & Squelch indication on display, NMEA 0183 output on cradle, water-activated SOS strobe light, preset key with 10 channel storage, NOAA Weather with alert and a submersible speaker microphone jack for connecting optional accessories. 12V and 110V chargers included.

  • Material: Polycarbonate housing, die-cast chassis
  • Controls: 10-button keypad
  • Scanning Modes: Programmable scan, programmable priority scan, dual watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Transmit Power: 6/5/2.5/1 Watt
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25µV; Rejection: 70dB
  • Battery Type: Li-ion 1150mAh
  • Battery Life: 7 hours +
  • Waterproof Rating: Floating, rated IPX7 submersible
  • Dimensions: 2-1/2"W x 5-5/8"H x 1-13/16"D
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Screen Size: 1.6"W x 0.9"H
  • Weight: 11.5oz.
  • Included Equipment: AC/DC chargers, charging cradle, antenna, belt clip
  • DSC: SC-101 Digital Selective Calling
  • GPS Receiver: 12-channel, time to fix: Cold start 50 sec.
  • NMEA Output: NMEA 0183 output on cradle
  • Waypoints: Waypoint entry (200 waypoints), Navigate to waypoint, Navigate to DSC Position Request call
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof; $65 flat rate

Specs

HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built-In GPS

Battery Life 7 Hours
Battery Type Li-Ion
Dimensions 2.5"W x 5.66"H x 1.81"D
Display Type Backlit Segmented LCD
Features Can use standard AAA
Glow-in-the-dark
Stores waypoints
NMEA 0183 cradle output
Emergency strobe light
Floating Floating
GPS/DSC GPS DSC
Material Polycarbonate
Multiband Not Multiband
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Priority Scan
Dual Watch
Transmit Power 1/2.5/5/6W
Warranty 3 Years Waterproof
Waterproof Mfgr. Rated IPX-7
Weather Alert Yes - NOAA Weather alert

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Standard HorizonHX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear signal (37)
  • Good audio (37)
  • Rugged (35)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Easy to use (28)

Cons

  • Complicated controls (8)
  • Difficult to program (8)
  • Short range (6)
  • Drains battery (3)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (41)
  • Emergencies (21)
  • Hunting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (33), Avid adventurer (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (42)

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5.0

buy one

By dhc2

from victoria bc

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Clear Signal
  • Good Audio
  • Rugged

Cons

  • Complicated Controls

Best Uses

    Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

    this is the right radio for any kayaker.. with a few bonus features not seen in more expensive models I really wish the on/off volume control was a knob on top instead of buttons on the console. For those of us using this from kayaks in big seas.. you want to be able to turn it off/on and control the volume without having to take it out of your vnf pocket..

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great back up

    By recreational boater

    from Chesapeake Bay

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Audio
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Emergencies

      Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

      I use as a backup on my cabin cruiser and when I am not on the flybridge,where my boat's vhf radio is located.
      This portable radio is lightweight, easy to use and works well here on the Chesapeake.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Jimmy Buffet

      from Tennessee

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

        I bought this radio for our PWC for use on Lake Norris in Tennessee. Cell phone service is very spotty there so if you were to break down this is your only way to communicate or call for help. It will transmit your location so BoatUS can find you in an emergency.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hard to Beat

        By Simple Sailor

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Automatic Strobe
        • Clear Signal
        • Floats
        • Good Audio
        • GPS
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Emergencies

        Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

        This is a wonderful radio. It's a little difficult to operate, but with all the capabilities in such a small package, what do you expect? Just take the time to study the manual and you'll love it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice radio

        By Mrjdk

        from Great Lakes

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Signal
        • Good Audio
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

          I use this as a secondary radio to the mounted VHF on the boat. Great for communicating to someone who has gone ashore. 6 watts out max with 3 power settings. Floats so you shouldn't loose it overboard. A little larger in size then the compact radios, so wont' just slip into a pocket. At first didn't like the 'plastic' feel to it but have gotten use to that. While not really an issue my biggest 'dislike' is the volume and squelch. I like knobs for those two controls rather then having to select the button wanted, then push the up/down arrows, then push the selection button again. But that aside I would but it again without question.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The description says it ALL!!!

          By Great Lakes

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

            The description said it was THE device you need in a boating emergency. It is awesome and it does everything I need it to do. I am sailing from Chicago to Cleveland and this device is going to be a huge help.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Great all in one VHF!

            By Another happy boater

            from Yardley, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

              The radio has many features in one. The price point was fair. I liked it so much, I bought one for a friend.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Great VHS handheld radio

              By Vanderboat

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

                Lots of features if you need them, and easy to use without engaging all of the features if you don't.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really like!

                By Rich L

                from La Paz, BCS, Mexico

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Signal
                • Good Audio
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • The Features Are Fabulous

                Cons

                • Difficult To Program

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

                This radio has everything! I really like almost everything about it. After having it a year, the battery seems to have much less of a charge capacity than I would have hoped. It lasts about 20 hours with maybe 10 5-second transmissions, though many receives. Perhaps I have unrealistic expectations. The DSC feature is complicated and hard to program because Standard Horizon chose to keep the control panel buttons to a minimum (10). Everything is a compromise. Once you get the hang of it, Dual Watch, etc., is easy enough. I have a few handhelds, so it's hard on my memory trying to keep all the radio controls straight. Still, this is the best handheld on the market. 6 watts of power is the most I'd want to put next to my head...

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Powerful and with great options/function

                By AJ

                from Kendall Park, NJ

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Logical Menu
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Complicated Controls

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Off Shore Communication

                Comments about HX851 Floating Handheld VHF with Built In GPS:

                Well-made and functional.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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