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Standard Horizon HX870 Floating Handheld VHF Radio with GPS Receiver

Item # 849102
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  • Class D DSC Radio

  • 66-channel WAAS GPS receiver

  • Group Monitoring displays vessels close by

  • Floats / waterproof to iPx8 standards

  • Over 12-hr. battery life w/1800 mAh Li-Ion battery

Product Summary 

Introducing a whole new level in safety and performance, the Standard Horizon HX870 Floating Class D DSC Handheld VHF Radio features a 66-channel WAAS GPS receiver which allows the radio to transmit a DSC distress call with your vessel's position or navigate to a waypoint. The oversized 2.3"diag. full dot matrix LCD and easy-to-operate icon/menu system make this the most intuitive handheld VHF on the market. DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint and route navigation, and navigation to DSC distress calls can all be performed with just a few simple steps.

Perfect for everyday use, the HX870 is designed to be a work horse. From the die-cast chassis and IPx8 submersible waterproof rating to the 6 watts of transmit power and the long-lasting 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery, this VHF radio is also a great addition to your ditch bag.

With the HX870 you can enter and save up to 200 waypoints and 20 routes which can then be used for navigation by way of the radio's unique compass page which displays your vessel's SOG, COG, Bearing, and Distance to waypoint. The compass page also has a Group Monitoring feature which lets you display the position of up to 9 vessels in proximity to you.

Advanced features include full dot matrix display with channel names, Position Request and Position Report, 10 channel preset key selection, USB data port, GPS position logger, a water-activated SOS strobe light that automatically flashes SOS when dropped in water, NOAA weather and weather alert, programmable memory and priority scan, dual and tri-watch scan functions, Man Overboard function, and noise-cancelling mic. Receives all USA/International/Canadian marine channels. The HX870 comes with a high-capacity 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery, 110V AC and 12V DC 3-hour quick chargers, and an alkaline battery tray (5 AAA batteries not included). Backed by a 3-year waterproof warranty.

• Construction: Polycarbonate housing with die-cast frame
• Controls: 10-button keypad
• Scanning Modes: Programmable Scan, Priority Scan, Dual and Tri-Watch
• Weather Alert
• Flexible Whip Antenna
• Transmit Power: 6/2/1 Watt
• Battery Life: Over 12 hours with 1800 mAh Li/Ion battery
• Waterproof to IPx8 Standards: 1.5 meters for 30 minutes
• GPS: 66-channel WAAS receiver
• NMEA Output: DSC, DSE, GLL, RMC, GSA, GSV, and GGA (9600 baud)
• Weight: 11.36 oz.
• Dimensions: 2.44"W x 5.43"H x 1.69"D (w/o antenna)

Channels All USA, CAN, INT, WX
Display Type 2.3" diag. LCD
Transmit Power 6/2/1 Watt
Scanning Modes Priority, Dual/Tri-Watch
GPS 66-Channel WAAS Receiver
Waterproof Submersible IPX8 Rating
Weather Alert Yes
Battery Type 1800 mAh Li-Ion
Battery Life 12 hours
Floating Yes
Weight 11.36 oz.
Dimensions 2.44"W x 5.43"H x 1.69"D
Warranty 3 Years