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VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

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$89.99

Regular $119.99

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Model # 15155781 | Mfg # VHF75

Product Description

The VHF75 is a compact floating marine handheld radio that offers best in class features at an affordable price. This radio is rated to IPX7 submersible standards and features a power boost key for instant six-watt transmissions, glow in the dark seals, large easy to read display, and instant access to Channel 16 or Channel 9. With access to all NOAA weather channels, you can listen to current weather broadcasts for valuable information, alerts and hazard warnings. A battery saving mode helps to preserve battery life while the unit is on standby. Also included are AC and DC charging cables. 

 

  • Material: Polycarbonate chassis
  • Controls: Nine buttons
  • Display Type: Segmented LCD
  • Scanning Modes: Dual and Triple Watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Transmit Power: 6/2.5/1 Watt
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack
  • Battery Life: Up to 11 hours
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7 and it floats
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof; $49.99 flat rate
 

Specs

VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 11 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Color Black
Dimensions 2 11/16" Width x 5 9/16" Height x 1 1/2" Depth
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Waterproof
Weather Alert
Material Polycarbonate
Scanning Modes Dual-Watch
Tri-Watch
Transmit Power 6/2.5/1 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Flat Rate
Weight 8.3 Ounces

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing battery life!

I use this while Kayak fishing, not sure if my unit is possessed or not. I charged it one time and it has been on 7 trips full blast xmitting/rec reports and Coast...Read complete review

I use this while Kayak fishing, not sure if my unit is possessed or not. I charged it one time and it has been on 7 trips full blast xmitting/rec reports and Coast Guard traffic. Has not lost a bar of battery.

I am amazed. Was just buying this as a radio for a fishing tournament. Now it is my go to device if there is any trouble on the water.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would not buy this product again

I was told that the transmission distance could be any where from 3 to 6 miles So I bought this product. I was told that the distance is calculated as follows 1 mile distance...Read complete review

I was told that the transmission distance could be any where from 3 to 6 miles So I bought this product. I was told that the distance is calculated as follows 1 mile distance per watt of out put so on a clear day and on a 6 watt transmission I could expect to be able to communicate any where from 3 to 6 miles at best well that would be just fine for my intended purpose of use but only to realize that my ability to communicate on a clear day was only 3/4 of a mile I confirmed the measured by using my on board garmen navigation system that I find to be quite reliable I purchased this product on July 27 then gave it as a gift to my wife I was on vacation from July 27 to August 2. Finally got to use the radio only to be disappointed. I would like to return/exchange the radio for a better /stronger model. Can you help me thank you James Rodgers

Reviewed by 52 customers

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5.0

Great product for the price

By Smoking joe

from Sandown nh

Verified Buyer

Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

I installed it my boat for a second radio

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

good value

By ken

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

very easy to use and reliable

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great for local use at a good price

By Johnny

from East Haven CT

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Great range for this size unit

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

      I do not go all that far so this was a perfect unit for my needs and has worked well around the shoreline.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great portable radio

      By Aqous

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

      This is a great little radio, floats and easy to use

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

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      By Mulletman

      from Pensacola, Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good value for the money

      Cons

      • Limited broadcast distance as with any hand held

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

        Good bang for the buck

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good radio.

        By Just For Kiks

        from Panama City, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

        I have a pontoon boat and it is easy to store and use.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I bought it in the store.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Was a gift and the recipient is extremely well satisfied.

        By Bill

        from Salem OR

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

        was a gift but appears to fulfill every aspect of recipients intended uses.

        Service and delivery comments:

        excellent

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Works perfect. Basic radio but a great value for the price.

        By Chris

        from Delaware

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

        This radio would be perfect if I ever ended up in my raft. Waterproof and floats just what you need in that situation. When I solo sail in the bay I plan on having this attached to my body in case I go overboard.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great quality at a fair price

        By Allan

        from Lighthouse point

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

        Why pay more for a brand name.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Just what the Captain ordered.

        By Mrmorrte

        from Corpus Christi, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio:

        I was to use my boat, but had electrical issues, so helped a friend on his boat. Worked the North Padre Island, TX annual La Posada Lighted boat parade as a toy collector boat. He did not have a VHF so I took this hand held - worked perfectly and allowed us to stay in touch with the command boat.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Ordered online, but went by early the local store early and they had one. They were glad to sell it and would watch for mine to come in.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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