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WEST MARINE VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 15155781Mfg # VHF75

Reg. $119.99

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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 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
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 1/2.5/6 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Flat Rate

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West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

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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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West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

Only complaint is the squelch. I prefer a knob to a push button. This has 3 squelch settings instead of the wider range of a knob pot.

Only complaint is the squelch. I prefer a knob to a push button. This has 3 squelch settings instead of the wider range of a knob pot.

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4.0

Works great so far

By 17' Sea Hawk

from Mill Creek, WA

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

        For my 17' runabout, it's the perfect solution. It comes with a mounting/charger bracket that I fastened to the aluminum console in my boat, and the 12V DC charger for a power outlet is provided. Also an AC charger is included to recharge this unit from shore power. The charger bracket holds this portable handheld securely upright with a positive click holding it in, yet still lifts out easily.
        Only used once so far, for scanning channels and listening to weatherin Puget Sound, which sounded clear. Hopefully will never need it for an emergency situation.. but its great insurance to have on hand for a small craft on inland waters.

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        5.0

        Simple to use radio

        By Bayliner Dave

        from Lake Elmo, MN

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

              Just bought this radio a few weeks ago for use on the Mississippi river. Worked flawlessly! I was able to talk with the lock operator which is the reason I purchased it. Great value, hard to beat the price, and quality of build. No need to spend hundreds of dollars when this radio is available!

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              4.0

              wish the buttons lit up

              By Dean talbot

              from San Diego, ca

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

                    I wish I had paid more attention to the fact that the buttons do not light up. Should have waited a week or two for a sale on the higher model.

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                    5.0

                    I have only used it once seems to work just fine. Nice.

                    By Hzgray

                    from Virginia

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

                          I have only used it one time. Seemed to work as discribed. Got for safety reason.

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Brian

                          from Sebastian, FL

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to set up
                          • Easy to use
                          • Light Weight

                          Cons

                          • Limited Range
                          • No lanyard strap

                          Best Uses

                          • Close to shore
                          • In range of other boaters

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

                          I used this radio when I go kayaking offshore. It's a good radio for the price. Limited range but I'm usually using it for talking to the guys in fishing with

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                          5.0

                          WORKS WELL

                          By GEORGE

                          from INVERNESS FL

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

                                WEATHER CHANNEL VERY HELPUL

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                                5.0

                                great

                                By Balloonman

                                from Crystal River Florida

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

                                This product is great for the price

                                 
                                5.0

                                Works Great

                                By JD of Denton TX

                                from Denton TX

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

                                      Simple, easy to use, & water proof. Just wish it had a removable antenna making it easier to carry in luggage. I also have an iCom floating handheld & performances between the two are indistinguishable. I really like it. Thanks West Marine.

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                                      5.0

                                      Nice little radio

                                      By Rocky

                                      from Seattle Area

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

                                          This is the perfect radio to put in the pocket of my PFD while kayaking. That was what I got it for and it seems to be splendid.

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                                          4.0

                                          Good Buy

                                          By Dave

                                          from Woodbridge, VA

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

                                                I bought a West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio as a replacement for a major brand radio that had failed to recharge and I do believe this new unit is as good or better than the major brand unit I had. Most importantly, it was about half the price. I love it.

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