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  vhf
  Posted by: robertg on May-21-13 7:22 AM (EST)
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Looking for a small easy to read & use waterproof vhf radio that floats.
I have a Midland from LL Bean that I learned Sunday that it does not float & was ruined when it went overboard.
I tried to dry it out, & am afraid it won't be dependable if I need it.

Thanks,
Robert G

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  • vhf - robertg - May-21-13 7:22 AM
    • submersible - angstrom - May-21-13 9:02 AM
      • Icom - shiraz627 - May-21-13 12:23 PM
    • HX300 - dc9mm - May-21-13 12:33 PM




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  submersible
  Posted by: angstrom on May-21-13 9:02 AM (EST)
I'd look for something with a JIS-8/IPX8(submersible) waterproof rating. Some marine VHF handhelds are "water resistant", which doesn't mean much.

I haven't shopped for one recently, but Icom and Standard Horizon would be a good place to start. The West Marine house brand has had some decent reviews.

Floating radios are harder to lose, but tend to be bulkier then non-floating ones.
 
 
  Icom
  Posted by: shiraz627 on May-21-13 12:23 PM (EST)
M36 Floats.
 
 
  HX300
  Posted by: dc9mm on May-21-13 12:33 PM (EST)
Bought a Standard Horizon HX 300. Its submersable it floats its small and it has a 20 dollar rebate. I got mine with rebate for a total of $100.Allthough I still havent gotten my rebate yet. Its been about a month. I looked at tghem all. This was the best for the price. Icom makes a model just like this one but cost more. I think that one was the m72?
 

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