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WEST MARINE VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 14078554Mfg # VHF460


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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



VHF460 Floating Class D GPS/Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 10 Hours
Battery Type Li-Ion
Dimensions 2.44"W x 6.25"H x 1.625"D
Features Built-in GPS receiver
Emergency strobe light
NMEA 0183 cradle output
Display Type Backlit Dot Matrix LCD
Floating Floating
Material Polycarbonate
Multiband Not Multiband
Transmit Power 1/2.5/6W
Scanning Modes Memory Scan
Warranty 3 Years Waterproof
Waterproof Mfgr. Rated IPX-8
Weather Alert Yes - Weather alert

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Good Radio - W-Good Accesories

By BlackBeard

from Charleston, SC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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


    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Camping

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

    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.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (12 of 32 customers found this review helpful)


    Not like the standard horizon hx 861 dsc

    By wanhanlu

    from fl

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

    Tiny hard to read manual.
    No presets

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