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VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio

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Model # 14078554 | Mfg # VHF460

Product Description

Safety first! In an emergency, the floating handheld VHF460 is equipped with a dedicated DSC emergency key, an “SOS” strobe light and a Power Boost key for instant 6-watt transmitting power. Built-in Class D DSC call functions include distress, individual, group, all ships, urgency, safety and DSC test.

Additional outstanding features include the ability to save up to 100 favorite GPS locations, and NMEA 0183 output for your autopilot from the charging cradle. Includes glow-in-the-dark power key and seals. It’s fully equipped with an auxiliary battery tray, AC and DC adapters, NMEA charging cradle and external speaker/microphone.

  • Material: Polycarbonate chassis
  • Controls: Nine buttons
  • Display Type: Dot matrix with selectable green or orange backlighting, adjustable contrast
  • GPS Receiver: Yes
  • Scanning Modes: Memory, Triple and Dual Watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Transmit Power: 6/2.5/1W
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.20µV; Rejection: 70dB
  • Battery Type: 1050mAh Lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • Dimensions: 2 7/16"W x 6 1/4"H x 1 5/8"D
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX8, floats
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof; $49.99 flat rate

Product Manual

 

Specs

VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 10 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Color Black
Dimensions 2 3/8" Width x 6 1/4" Height x 1 5/8" Depth
Display Type Dot Matrix LCD
Features Floating
GPS
Waterproof
Weather Alert
Material Polycarbonate
Scanning Modes Memory Scan
Dual-Watch
Tri-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 VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Clear signal (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Casual user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/directions (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Radio - W-Good Accesories

This is a good handheld VHF radio. I got the expected range and great audio (Remember: It's a handheld - If you need better range install a fixed mount). The memory Scan...Read complete review

This is a good handheld VHF radio. I got the expected range and great audio (Remember: It's a handheld - If you need better range install a fixed mount). The memory Scan is nice. The DSC is a must in our harbor. Great accessories for the value. The radio is made by Uniden. Overall good radio with must have features. I am pleased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Belt clip is worthless! Good radio but dont use belt clip

Not a cheap radio but you may not want to ever use the belt clip ... Unless you want your radio to end up in the water! Radio will come right off clip...Read complete review

Not a cheap radio but you may not want to ever use the belt clip ... Unless you want your radio to end up in the water! Radio will come right off clip 9/10 times and very easily!
WM should really come up with a fix as this should be a deal breaker for me!

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Compact and light, good power for a handheld. No negatives.

By WoodDuck1

from Louisville, KY

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Reliable Reception

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

      A solid handheld radio. It' a don't leave home (ramp) without it device.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Marine Radio!

      By Doc Shotgun

      from Psychotic State

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Intuitive Menu
      • Quick Navigation
      • Reliable Reception
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

          I need a WP marine radio with back-up GPS for general communications and emergencies. Comes with rechargeable battery pack and spare battery pack (Alkaline). belt clip is a little flakey.

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just figuring the unit out seems straight forward.

          By Blitzer

          from Ventura

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Intuitive Menu
          • Quick Navigation
          • Reliable Reception
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

              Bought because it was waterproof. and needed a handheld for deck and dingy

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The guys at the store in Easton, MD, were extremely helpful

              By John

              from Easton, MD

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

                  It was a gift. It will be used to navigate on the Mediterranean Sea April to October, 2016.

                  • How are you with directions:
                  • Great w/Directions
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I love the safety features

                  By Saltwatermax

                  from Tucson,AZ

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Intuitive Menu
                  • Quick Navigation
                  • Quick Signal
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

                      My husband and I sail and plan on clipping these to our life jackets. If one of us goes overboard we hope to use it to contact the other. We sail where it is remote and hope this adds extra safety. Works great, battery lif is good. The belt clip is a bit easy to snap off and they have come off the radio a couple times. We will need to come up with a safety back up so we don't lose them. Otherwise it's a great device.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Great

                      • How are you with directions:
                      • Great w/Directions
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      all i can say is i am extremely happy an stisfied

                      By matt

                      from staten island new york

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Intuitive Menu
                      • Quick Navigation
                      • Quick Signal
                      • Reliable Reception
                      • Simple Controls

                      Cons

                      • havent had no problems

                      Best Uses

                      • havent had a promblem at all love it

                      Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

                      love it,,thats a fact ..its grate

                      • How are you with directions:
                      • Great w/Directions
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Safety First

                      By Ship Name Amaliyah

                      from North MIami Beach Florida

                      About Me Professional/Guide

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating
                        • Emergencies

                        Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

                        This Radio Was Purchased With Safety in Mind. If You Don't Think Safety First You Don't Need To Own A Boat It Can And Will Save if Not Your Life Anothers

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Belt clip is worthless! Good radio but dont use belt clip

                        By Manny

                        from MD

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Clear Signal
                        • Good Audio
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Boating

                          Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

                          Not a cheap radio but you may not want to ever use the belt clip ... Unless you want your radio to end up in the water! Radio will come right off clip 9/10 times and very easily!
                          WM should really come up with a fix as this should be a deal breaker for me!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          Great radio

                          By ?

                          from Orange beach al

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Boating

                            Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

                            Good radio

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            A step up from the capable VHF125

                            By johninca

                            from Watsonville, CA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Signal
                            • Good Audio
                            • It FLOATS
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                            • Complicated Controls

                            Best Uses

                            • Boating

                            Comments about West Marine VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio:

                            A very good unit. Not all functions are apparent (takes some education), but it's got a lot of functionality and very good performance.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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