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Old 10-15-2007, 10:54 PM   #11
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Pammy, Let me point out a few other things that some people don't think about. A cell phone is Great, BUT you can see a boat on the water near you when you need assistance. What is their cell number? DA!



"MOST" everyone monitors channel 16 on VHF. If you need assistance, you need it "RIGHT NOW". Not when you friend on land can figure out where you are and figure out a way to get to you maybe.



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Icon and Standard Horizon are the top leaders in VHF. Period!



I buy Standard Horizon on all of the VHF's I buy. S/H has a smaller footprint in fixed mounts when flush mounting. That's the biggest reason I buy them. It takes up less realestate on a console.



So I have bought a friend of mine a S/H handheld also.



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Old 10-15-2007, 10:59 PM   #12
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Also, can you get one that you could hook your gps up to and send the panic message? I forget what that's called. Do they even have handhelds with that capability?


Yes, they are usually more expensive and it called DSC.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:23 AM   #13
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X-Shark (10/15/2007)Pammy, Let me point out a few other things that some people don't think about. A cell phone is Great, BUT you can see a boat on the water near you when you need assistance. What is their cell number? DA!
that was my thoughts as well. However, if you can't see somebody, I would be worried about how well a hand held, especially a cheap hand held, would do in a kayak. Be nice to try some out to make sure you got a good unit.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:48 AM   #14
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actually SheYak, I maybe making to much of a deal out of the TX range. Where are you planning on using this? When I was kayaking we were in a lot of bayous and creeks and stuff. Pretty much surronded by land and so the water being the lowest point, probably wouldn't get good range. However, if you were in open water it would be different.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:42 AM   #15
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AU... I want it for when I am in the Gulf mostly. But I also go fishing all the time by myself and fish all over Escambia Bay... Pensacola Bay, Garcon Pointand wherever else I can get in and there is fish to be caught. So.. it would be a good idea for me to have one.. just in case something shouldhappen while I am out and about and need ......
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:57 AM   #16
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I'm just scared SheYak. I haven't used a cheap VHF marine handheld, but I have used some cheap hand helds and they don't work worth crap. Years ago I (my dad) had some good handheld marine radios we used when hunting and they worked great. I've bought some of those new handheld walkie talkies with a "15-mile" range and could barely get out of the yard.

Again, is there anyway you could try one out? If not, I would lean towards a good recommendation like X-Shark.S/H seems to have a good reputation. Midland seems to have products at both ends of hte quality spectrum.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:11 PM   #17
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I hear ya AU!! I'm looking at a Cobra MRHH325VP... and it is submersible. It looks like a pretty good unit from the specs and it's not from ebay or a real cheapie. I'm just checking them out for right now... but I still think it would bea good idea to get one.
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SheYakFishr (10/16/2007)but I still think it would bea good idea to get one.
Having one deffinently won't hurt. Especially a submersible one since you would use it when in trouble. And with a kayak, trouble can often times mean wet. I'm not suggesting you not get one, just wish there were a good way to evualate them.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:05 AM   #19
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Pam This is the one I picked for my buddy Tim.

STANDARD HX471SB BLACK VHF HH AM002N006



http://www.byownerelectronics.com/st...at=1618&page=1



Yes it is much more expensive. But it has a world of features. It has a FM aviation band, so you can hear a pilot talking if they are looking for a missing person. [that could help in guiding them] It also has Am/Fm band to listen to the game or music.



Now in real world testing that we did. I think it was outstanding.



I live off of Saufaly Field Rd near Emerald Coast Marine. Just slightly farther north.

I was at the house talking on a S/H Quest VHF with a 8ft digital antenna. I was receiving & TX to my buddy Tim all the way down at Farifield & Pace Blvd before I lost him with that handheld.
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