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WEST MARINE VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 15155781Mfg # VHF75


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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 IPX8 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. 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
  • Battery Life: Up to 11 hours
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX8 and it floats
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof; $49.99 flat rate

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On the bottom of Puget Sound

By Jim

from Bremerton, Wa

Verified Reviewer



      Best Uses

        Was fishing from my jetski and had the radio clipped to my PFD. The radio came off, fell into the water, and sank to the bottom of Puget Sound. I purchased the 2 yr product protection plan. When I went to the store, the manager told me that he had to have a carcass to send in and I could not get a new one. Don't spend the money on this radio because it doesn't float and don't buy the extra plan, it is a waste of money.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


        Amazing battery life!

        By Ocrat

        from OC, Ca


        • Clear
        • Easy to use
        • Long Battery Life


        • none

        Best Uses

        • Kayak fishing

        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


        Great so Far

        By Ed G

        from Columbia, SC

        Verified Reviewer


        • Battery Life
        • Ease of Use
        • price
        • Range


        • None so far

        Best Uses

        • Inshore
        • Lake Travel
        • Under 6 Miles Off Shore

        bought this as a backup for my mounted VHF on 17ft Sea Pro cc. Took out to Edisto Island, SC mid June and it worked just fine. Also radio tested on Lake Murray and got good reception miles out. Miss the rotary vol and squelch knobs but still very easy to use. Weather reports come in loud and clear.

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