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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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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


VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White

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

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West Marine Vhf480 Fixed Radio white

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Okay product is you want a 3 year radio

By SeaBelle

from Hoover, AL

Verified Reviewer


  • Easy To Install


  • Complex To Register
  • speaker broke

Best Uses

    Comments about West Marine Vhf480 Fixed 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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Lots to be desired in screen display

    By Rich

    from Marathon, FL


    • Easy To Install
    • Good volume control
    • price


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

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine Vhf480 Fixed 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!


      It worked for three seasons

      By Steve the sailor, but now voiceless

      from La Paz, BCS, Mexico


      • Easy Installation
      • Low Price


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

      Best Uses

      • Occasional Boating
      • Occasional Paperweight

      Comments about West Marine Vhf480 Fixed 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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