Standard Horizon HX280S vhf radio
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Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF

The Standard Horizon HX280S is a 5 watt handheld VHF radio that can be submersed underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 3 feet. This VHF provides superior handheld marine band communication even in wet conditions.

The HX280s also provides weather updates and communication capability with lock and bridge operators. Like all Standard Horizon VHF radios, you get all USA / International and Canadian marine channels, NOAA weather radio and weather alerts.

This slim, comfortable to use radio has a 1 1/4 inch by 1 inch easy to read LCD screen. A gasket that glows in the dark makes it easy to find at night. Long 13 plus hour battery life provides peace of mind when you are out on the water.

Radio measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4".

 
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HX280s features:

  • 1650mAh Lithium-ion battery included, AC/DC chargers with cradle
  • Selectable 5/2 or 5/1 Watt transmit power output
  • Large channel display
  • Programmable scanning/Dual switch
  • NOAA Weather Alert
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Preset key used to recall up to 8 favorite channels
  • Key lock
  • 3 year warranty

 

BRAND: Standard Horizon
Type: VHF Handheld Radios
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Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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        5.0

        radios,fasteners

        By bill

        from Surf City N.C.

        Verified Buyer
        Ensign

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              Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

              I have been ordering from Jamestown Dist for over twenty five years and all their products are top notch

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Hand

              By Rick's Boatbuilders

              from Finger Lakes region, New York

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Long Battery Life
              • Small portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                  We use it on our boat and at home for severe weather warnings. Battery life is good.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great handheld VHF

                  By FLJim

                  from New Smyrna Beach, FL

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Conveniently small size
                  • Great Transmit Power
                  • Quick charging
                  • Solid belt clip

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Great Dinghy Radio

                  Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                  Radio is used as a cockpit backup and dinghy radio.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Radio at a good price.

                  By Chris C

                  from Cincinnati OH

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Handheld marine radio

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                      All the features that you need in a handheld vhf radio.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Standard Horizon HX280S

                      By Willysail

                      from Marion, MA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • good radio

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup and close quarters

                        Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                        I bought this unit as a backup. I have found this to be more useful and convent than my other radios. I compared the price with others that were more expensive and chose the Standard Horizon HX280S. It had all the features and more than the others.

                        I would recommend this to anyone looking for a backup

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good performance at a good price.

                        By Chuck

                        from Memphis, TN

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • After sale Cust Ser super
                        • Clear speakers
                        • Good price
                        • Operation is intuitive
                        • Small as well as portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Cover extra channel
                          • Small boat to shore

                          Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                          I had an ICOM handheld. The battery was old and dead. The replacement battery was more than this radio. I figured this was a good time for an upgrade in technology. I bought it for me for a Christmas present. Am now cruising the length of the Tenn-Tom waterway and using it every day.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent value!

                          By Patrick

                          from Cape cod

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                          This is a great little radio for a back up unit! You could buy a more expensive unit and it would do the exact same thing!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I am Happy with this radio

                          By AL-R

                          from Wethersfield, CT

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good weather alert signal
                          • Light enough
                          • Submersible
                          • Works Great

                          Cons

                          • None so far

                          Best Uses

                          • Paddling
                          • weather
                          • Wet Environments

                          Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                          I use this radio in case someone is in need of Coast Guard services and to leave on in case of some weather alert such as thunderstorms or other problem.

                           
                          4.0

                          Jamestown Rocks!

                          By 2B COASTAL

                          from Annapolis MD

                          Pros

                          • Amazing Price

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                              Jamestown has great products at the best prices [...]. I am very impressed!

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great bang for the buck

                              By kid hammer

                              from new hampshire

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Comments about Standard Horizon 5 Watt Submersible Handheld VHF:

                              This is a good radio at a great price.

                              Clearly not the BEST radio on the market - but I would say its the best value.

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