Increasingly integrated with on-board data networks, waterproof and, in many cases, floating. These are the next-gen portable VHFs, which enclose many features of traditional fixed stations in a compact and handy transceiver.We have selected 8 special models for you.
VHFs are no longer just “portable”
STANDARD HORIZON / HX 870
This portable and floating VHF allows the transmission of DSC distress calls with the position of the boat. Waterproof, up to a depth of 1.5 meters, it has a transmission power of 6W.
B&G / HANDSET H60
The handset H60 offers the remote control of your fixed VHF V60 with all the advantages, the transmission power, and features of a fixed installation VHF radio enclosed in a portable instrument (maximum range:100 meters).
MCMURDO / R5 GMDSS
This portable VHF can be easily used even when wearing gloves. In water it resists for 30 minutes at a depth of half a meter, it has a long-life lithium emergency battery and a user-friendly button for quick channel selection.
SIMRAD / HH36 DSC
The dimensions of the display (25.5 x 40.4 mm) guarantee good visibility. In addition to the traditional functions that you would expect in a VHF, it is also equipped with an integrated GPS and two display modes: Navigation and Plotter.
COBRA MARINE / 150 FLTE
Waterproof and floating, it features an orange band to increase visibility if it falls into the water. This is the entry-level product of the Cobra Marine VHF range quality/ price ratio is really competitive. Power ranges from 0.5 to 3 watts.
ICOM / IC-M25
These VHF are lightweight, easy-to-use, floating, flashing and with a battery that guarantees 11 hours of autonomy. They have all the functions that characterize Icom products (such as the dual / trial watch of the channels and Aqua Quake, the function of draining water from the speaker).