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WEST MARINE VHF480 Fixed VHF Radio—White

Model # 15088198Mfg # VHF480

$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

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West Marine Vhf480 Fixed Radio white
 
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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 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 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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