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WEST MARINE VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 15155781Mfg # VHF75

Reg. $119.99

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$99.99

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

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West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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17%

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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

great

By Balloonman

from Crystal River Florida

Verified Buyer

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

Verified Buyer

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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

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Size

        Cons

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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

            Verified Buyer

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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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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Fits the Bill

                  By Autumn Winds

                  from NH

                  Verified Buyer

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

                        Appears to be right for our needs. Instructions are clear, easy to use. Have not taken it out on the water, yet, but weather channels come in well at the house.

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                        3.0

                        West Marine VHF75 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radio

                        By Dave

                        from Maryland

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about 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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              VHF 75

                              By Rjsimcoe

                              from Jacksonville Florida

                              Verified Buyer

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

                                    Great Handheld VHF for the money

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                                    5.0

                                    Long lasting battery

                                    By Mullet Boy

                                    from Cleveland OH

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • durability
                                    • Ease of Use
                                    • price

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                                      Best Uses

                                      • Inshore
                                      • smaller boats

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

                                      I've testing the radios battery time and it's been lasting more then 24 hours on ch. 16 and the weather station. When using the triple scan, I get half of the time. Well worth the money for a basic radio. I like the fact you can select the range which allows for better battery life I bought this on sale shich makes it a no brainier.

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                                      5.0

                                      VHF 75 radio

                                      By Snooky

                                      from Hamilton Ma.

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

                                            Very good back up hand held radio.Battery lasts longer than I expected I would recommend this radio to anyone...............

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                                            5.0

                                            Safety

                                            By Clay

                                            from Southwest Florida

                                            Verified Buyer

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

                                                  We feel safer knowing we have the radio on board. It charged up quickly and keeps the charge all day.

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