Any suggestions /opinions on handheld submersible floating vhf radios for sea kayaking? Under or abt $200? is having GPS necessary (and thus considerably more expensive)?
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Posted by: jbd on Jun-19-13 6:02 PM (EST)
I purchased a Uniden MHS125 which I'm happy with. Right around $130 at a local boat shop.
Alot of differant radios|
Posted by: dc9mm on Jun-19-13 11:50 PM (EST)
Many to choose from. As far as GPS there are only a few handhelds that have the DSC which is were there is a button on the radio that you press and it sends out an emergency distress call with you GPS location. They tend to be a little larger and cost a little more. I went with a non DSC because of the size of the DSC type radios was just to big.
Posted by: shiraz627 on Jun-20-13 5:12 AM (EST)
I bought an Icom M36 Floater for $170. The radio's with DSC tend to be on the larger side as previously mentioned.