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VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

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$129.99

Regular $159.99

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Model # 14078562 | Mfg # VHF160

Product Description

The VHF160 is packed with outstanding features including emergency strobe, all marine VHF channels, NOAA emergency weather alert, dual-, triple- and quad-watch plus scanning, memory channel scan and instant access to Channel 16 or Channel 9.

With a Power Boost Key for instant 6-watt transmitting power, this floating radio boasts a rugged IPX8 waterproof rating. It comes fully equipped with an auxiliary battery tray, AC and DC adaptors, AC/DC charging cradle, Li-ion battery pack, swivel belt clip and wrist strap.

Glow-in-the-dark power key and seals make location at night easy!

  • Dimensions: 2 3/8"W x 5 5/8"H x 1 11/16"D
  • Material: Polycarbonate chassis
  • Controls: Nine buttons, up-down channel selection keys
  • Display Type: Segmented LCD
  • Scanning Modes: Memory, Dual, Triple and Quad Watch Plus
  • Weather Alert: Nine channels plus local alert
  • Transmit Power: 6/2.5/1 Watt
  • Battery Type: 1160mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 hours
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX8
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof; 49.99 flat rate applies after 3 years

Product Manual

 

Specs

VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 12 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Color Black
Dimensions 2 3/8" Width x 5 5/8" Height x 1 11/16" Depth
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Waterproof
Weather Alert
Material Polycarbonate
Scanning Modes Memory Scan
Dual-Watch
Tri-Watch
Quad-Watch
Transmit Power 6/2.5/1 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Flat Rate
Weight 8.4 Ounces

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.5

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear signal (63)
  • Easy to use (63)
  • Good audio (62)
  • Lightweight (59)
  • Rugged (52)

Cons

  • Short range (3)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (68)
  • Emergencies (38)
  • Camping (11)
  • Hiking (10)
  • Families (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (59), Avid adventurer (10), Outdoor professional (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (68), Business (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Radio

saw this radio was onsale so i bought it easy to use screen very clear and audio was clear very happy with it.

saw this radio was onsale so i bought it easy to use screen very clear and audio was clear very happy with it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

no tag button

There is no tag button to preset a specific channel(s)to access quickly

There is no tag button to preset a specific channel(s)to access quickly

Reviewed by 76 customers

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5.0

Great radio

By Bobby

from Staten Island n.y

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

    Great radio for the price.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Tom

    from Samish Is Washington

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Signal
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Hiking

      Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

      The weather channel comes in good and is quite helpful

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was excellent

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Very happy with unit highly recommend it

      By Mark

      from Long Island N Y

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

        I take it on my boat so convenient

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great basic Radia

        By Paul

        from MI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Emergencies

          Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

          Gneral Boating

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Floating and waterproof for emergencies

          By Zerosum

          from Pensacola, Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Emergencies

            Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

            Bought it to use on a Gulf crossing sailboat delivery. Fits into cargo shorts pocket nicely and if one becomes the subject of man overboard in a rough crossing, could talk to the boat to help recovery. (MOB subject can see the boat a lot better than the boat can see the subject).

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Excellent radio

            By Chris

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Military/Law Enforcement

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • The clip needs to be reconfigured

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Camping
            • Emergencies
            • Families
            • Hiking
            • Hunting
            • Ski Slopes

            Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

            I open ocean kayak and will depend on the radio to call for help should I need it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent salesman

            By Massie

            from Edisto Beach

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boat is out of water
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

              I am a new boat owner and wasn't sure what I needed to get the job done. The salesman was very knowledgeable and didn't try to push something on me I did not need.....I like that philosophy...!!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Would recommend the product

              By Arctic Tern

              from Gaithersburg, MD

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

                Use the handheld radio for sailing in particular racing

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                this product is excellent

                By Tumner

                from Stockton, Ca

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Camping
                  • Emergencies
                  • Families
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting

                  Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

                  using on our boat

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  excellent radio

                  By Puget Sound sailor

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup radio
                    • Boating

                    Comments about West Marine VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

                    Good deal for the price. Easy to use, long battery life, and light weight. The one con I have is that the clip for the unit came off easily so you have to be careful not to bump it the wrong way and lose your radio if you have it clipped on.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Bought it at the retail store. The service was excellent.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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