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VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White Exclusive

WEST MARINE VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White

Model # 15088198Mfg # VHF480

Reg. $139.99

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$119.99

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Product Description

The VHF480 marine radio features new quick-disconnect cables for easy transfer in/out of vessels, splashproof IPX4 waterproof rating, and a full set of Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) features. Included microphone features non-slip grip and convenient channel up and down as well as instant Channel 16/9 keys.

  • Channel Selection: Up/down buttons on unit
  • Controls: Volume, squelch, eight keys
  • Mic Controls: Push to talk
  • Display Type: Backlit dot-matrix LCD
  • Scanning Modes: Programmable, Dual- and Triple-watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes, with S.A.M.E.
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25µV; Rejection: 70dB
  • NMEA Interface: NMEA 0183
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX4
  • Dimensions: 2 9/16"H x 6 3/8"W x 4 15/16"D
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof, $49.95 flat rate

Specs

VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White

Color White
Dimensions 6 3/8" Width X 2 9/16" Height X 4 15/16" Depth
Display Color Monochrome
Display Type Backlit Dot Matrix LCD
Amperage 0.34 Amps (Standby)
6 Amps (Transmit)
Features Weather Alert
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Dual-Watch
Tri-Watch
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Flat Rate

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West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White
 
2.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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1.0

VHF Fail

By Not Happy

from Ventura CA

Comments about West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White:

Purchased 6 years ago but not used much as boat was getting restored.
Runs fine for about 30 secs then fades out and stops receiving or transmitting.
Total usage time is less than 200 hrs.

 
4.0

A Good Value at the Sale Price

By None

from Oceanside harbor

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White:

        I needed a basic VHF radio for coastal cruising & compared features with similarly priced radios available on line. (This product seems to be made for West Marine by Uniden) the radio was on sale, so I bought it for four reasons: 1, the compact size; 2, it was available; 3, the West Marine return policy; and, the price.
        After installing the radio, the sound quality of the small speakers surprised me. It's a food value at the price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great

        By Copperhead

        from Warwick RI

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              Comments about West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White:

              Best one I bought love it for sure

              Service and delivery comments:

              Great delivery service

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              first my name is Tony and I did buy a vhf480 it work good

              By tony

              from Brandon, Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • If It Came With Hard Ware
              • I Only Wish It Would Come

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White:

                  It easy to use and simple to install
                  it would be nice if it came with flush mount kit too.i

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Okay product is you want a 3 year radio

                  By SeaBelle

                  from Hoover, AL

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Complex To Register
                  • speaker broke

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White:

                    Bought this product 3 seasons ago. I typically keep my boat in storage in the south, so there's not a lot of harsh weather and the radio only gets wet when I wash the boat. This year, I turned the radio on and realized it needs to be replaced. Speaker doesn't work anymore.

                    If you decide to buy this unit, realize that it does have a MMEI or some type of coastguard tracker. I wish I could have either disabled it, so it would keep popping up every time I turned the unit on. I use the VHF for marina calls or occasional weather reports. Your situation might be different, but if so, I'd recommend a better (more dependable unit).

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Lots to be desired in screen display

                    By Rich

                    from Marathon, FL

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Good volume control
                    • price

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Read Channel 's
                    • Numbers Disappear If Not
                    • slow to change channels

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White:

                      Numbers and lettering to small when changing channels, also to busy with the scrolling list of channels. You just can't read it moving on a boat. Can't read screen unless you are looking almost straight on. Will I buy another one?.......No!

                       
                      2.0

                      It worked for three seasons

                      By Steve the sailor, but now voiceless

                      from La Paz, BCS, Mexico

                      Pros

                      • Easy Installation
                      • Low Price

                      Cons

                      • Changed Speaker
                      • Now Won't Receive Audio
                      • Speaker Quit Working

                      Best Uses

                      • Occasional Boating
                      • Occasional Paperweight

                      Comments about West Marine VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White:

                      This unit was used for two winters in Baja before the speaker gave out. Had it replaced and the unit worked again for two months. This year, I'm told the receive module on the motherboard is burned out. I'll try another reputable brand next time.

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