Small, inexpensive, and with all the features most boaters will ever want or need. Our VHF85 handheld radio offers an incredible 11-hour battery life on a single charge for all-day use and easily slips into your pocket until you need it.
The ultra compact radio that’s BIG on features
Our littlest VHF radio, the VHF85 more than measures up to other offerings. Despite its small size, it transmits with plenty of power (five watts), so you’ll be heard loud and clear when needed. Its backlit, 7-segment LCD display is easy to read with large, highly legible characters you won't have to squint to see, even in bright sunlight. Illuminated eight-button control make operation a breeze.
This little workhorse also features convenient Dual and Triple-Watch modes, letting you monitor other channels. It meets rigid IPX8 submersibility standards and is backed by a comprehensive waterproof warranty so, while it doesn’t float, it’ll more than handle most onboard chores.
“Plug and play” use preserves battery life
Despite a highly respectable 11-hour battery life, the VHF85 also comes with a clip-on DC charger with AC adapter. Plug it in to the bottom of your radio and you can use it while it’s charging—without running the battery down.
- Material: Die-cast aluminum chassis
- Controls: On/Volume/Squelch knobs, eight buttons
- Scanning Modes: Dual- and Triple-Watch Plus
- Weather Alert: Yes
- Transmit Power: 1/2.5/5 Watt
- Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.20µV; Rejection: 75dB
- Battery Type: Lithium-ion
- Battery Life: 11 hours
- Waterproof: Mfr. rated IPX8
- Dimensions: 2 1/2“W x 4 9/16“H x 1 1/2“D
- Display Type: Segmented LCD
- Weight: 10.2oz.
- Included Equipment: Rapid clip-on DC charger, AC adapter, belt clip, wrist strap
- Warranty: Three-year waterproof; $49.99 flat rate