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Standard Horizon HX890

Whether you use it as a primary marine VHF or to compliment a fixed unit, this Standard Horizon will serve you well. “Nothing takes to water like Standard Horizon” so goes their mission cry. SH is a 50-year old company that delivers a feature-packed do-everything VHF.

Between its rugged construction and ease of use, including an easy-to-read LCD screen, and a programmable operating system, the HX890 might just replace your smartphone. Well, maybe not, but with FM radio receiver, navigation assists, standard DSC, man overboard feature (MOB)–to name just a few–you can quickly see why this VHF costs a wee bit more than other units. But it’s worth it and you’ll have this for several nautical years. And the battery operating time of about 11 hours ain’t too shabby.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

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    Strong as heck
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    Easy to use
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    Can use GPS to log position in concert with chartplotter
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    Loud & Clear audio
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    Takes normal alkaline batteries in a pinch

Things we don't like:

  • check-markA little too bulky to use one-handed

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Standard Horizon HX890

Specs & Features

  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Dimensions: 9.9’’ x 7.4’’ x 4’’
  • 6W output power (down to 2/1 W)
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion rechargeable
  • Floats
  • IPX8 submersible with water activated emergency strobe light
  • FM Broadcast Radio Receiver
  • WAAS GPS Receiver

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Strong as heck
  • check-mark
    Easy to use
  • check-mark
    Can use GPS to log position in concert with chartplotter
  • check-mark
    Loud & Clear audio
  • check-mark
    Takes normal alkaline batteries in a pinch

Things we don't like:

  • check-markA little too bulky to use one-handed

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