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Standard Horizon HX890 DSC VHF/GPS Radio From £199.95
Easy to Operate Icon/Menu System
Forget about trying to memorize the owners manual. A brand new Easy to Operate Menu system makes this the most intuitive handheld on the market. DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint and route navigation, navigation to DSC distress call can all be performed with just a few simple steps.
GM (Group Monitor) using DSC Group Position Call
This new ADVANCED feature allows you to continuously track and display position information of up to 9 pre-selected vessels. Their position information is displayed on the compass page relative to your location on the display.
Water Activated Emergency Strobe Light
If the radio falls in the water an emergency strobe light is automatically activated, even when the unit is turned off!!! The strobe can be reconfigured to flash on and off, flash SOS, or set to stay on continuously.
Integrated 66 Channel WAAS GPS receiver
A highly sensitive 66 channel WAAS GPS receiver allows the HX890 to lock on to a position quickly and accurately. With position information displayed clearly on the display the user will be able to share position information using DSC and navigate to waypoints using the waypoint navigation feature of the radio.
Oversized full dot matrix display
The HX890 boasts one of the largest displays in a handheld VHF radio. Measuring 1.7" wide by 1.7" tall, or 2.3" diagonal. With a larger display, greater (dot matrix) resolution, and a super bright backlight there will be no mistaking the information displayed on the face of the radio day or night.
There are 2 reviews with an average rating of 4.00
Chris from United Kingdom14 July 2019 20:53
Anyone annoyed that this doesn't provide an all stations Urgency or Securite DSC call should update to the latest firmware, these issues are all fixed. Used today on south eastern side of Anglesey, receiving Holyhead coastguard loud and clear, 15 miles away.
Spencer from United KingdomOwner19 March 2019 17:37
I did my VHF course and bought one of these, but being a Class H it actually doesn't have a lot of functionality that they teach you about in the course, even though the previous HX870 did, and most other DSC radios do, such as Urgency and Safety DSC sending. I feel like I should have got a cheaper, older model really. I can see no benefit to Class H. Ultimately though, I guess it still has the same chance of saving your neck in an emergency, and that's really what I bought it for!