Standard Horizon HX150 Handheld VHF Marine Radio Review

About The VHF Marine Band
The radio frequencies used in the VHF marine band lie between 156 and 158 MHz with NOAA Weather stations available between 161 and 163 MHz. The marine VHF band provides communications over distances that are essentially “line of sight,” (VHF signals do not travel well through objects such as buildings, hills or trees). The actual transmission range depends much more on antenna type, gain and height than on the power output of the transmitter. When transmitting using a fixed mount 25 W radio the expected transmission distance can be greater than 15 miles, for a portable handheld 5 W radio the expected transmission distance can be greater than 5 miles in “line of sight.”

The user of a Marine VHF radio is subject to severe fines if the radio is used on land. The reasoning for this is you may be near an inland waterway, or propagation anomalies may cause your transmission to be heard in a waterway. If this occurs, depending upon the marine VHF channel on which you are transmitting, you could interfere with a search and rescue replace case with the operation, or contribute to a collision between passing ships.


Standard Horizon HX150 Handheld VHF Marine Radio
Standard HX150 Handheld VHF Marine Radio, portable marine VHF transceiver provide you with many years of satisfying communications even in the harshest of environments. The Standard Horizon HX150 is a Submersible Floating 5-Watt portable two-way marine transceiver programmed with all allocated USA, International, or Canadian channels.

The transceiver is equipped with the emergency channel 16 which can be immediately selected from any channel. The HX100/HX150 also features 10 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather channels which can be accessed immediately.

With a new slim, form-fitting case design, oversized easy to read LCD and backlit keypad, the HX150 looks and feels great at a fraction of the cost of comparable VHF radios. Upgraded with a new Li-Ion battery, this VHF will supply you with more than 10 hours of operating time.

The HX150 transmitter provides a full 5 Watt (HX150) of transmit power and also is selectable to 1 Watt to assist the user in ensuring maximum battery life.

Other great features include: Submersible JIS-7 / IPX7 (3.3 feet for 30 minutes), all USA, International and Canadian Marine Channels Programmable Scan, Dual Watch, Ch16 Priority Scan; NOAA weather channels with weather alert, selectable 5 and 1 Watt transmit power and a battery life indicator.

The HX150 comes packaged with 1030mAh non-memory rechargeable battery, belt clip, 110 VAC trickle charger and a drop-in charging cradle. The HX150 is backed by an industry-leading 3-year waterproof warranty. 2.32″(W) x 5″(H) x 1.34″(D).

Great little radio will definitely survive in the water. Excellent sound quality and easy to use. You can get the local weather as well as marine weather and warnings while out on the boat. And above all, you are safer because you can call for help if needed. Recommended for everyone who loves kayaking, fishing or jet ski.


  • Large 1.8″ LCD
  • 5 or 1 Watts of transmit power
  • All scanning functions including Programmable, Priority Scan and Dual Watch

Standard Horizon HX150 Standard HX150 Handheld VHF Marine Radio

Bestseller No. 1
Cobra MR HH350 FLT Handheld Floating VHF Radio – 6 Watt, Submersible, Noise Cancelling Mic, Backlit LCD Display, NOAA Weather, Memory Scan, Grey
  • Maximum Coverage – This VHF marine radio allows operation of channels in the US, Canada, and internationally at 1, 3, or 6 watts with for short and long range communication, and access to NOAA weather channels.
  • Safety First – Scan channels to find conversations in progress and have instant access to Channel 16 for emergency situations. Use the Tri-Watch feature to monitor three channels at once (Channel 16 and two user selected channel).
  • Sea Ready – Floating design and orange core makes retrieving your radio easy if dropped overboard, and meeting JIS7 (IPX7) standards allows your radio to be submersed for 30 minutes at one meter deep.
  • Clear Communication – Burp Feature vibrates the water out of the speaker grill and improves speaker performance, while the noise cancelling microphone blocks background noise for clearer conversations.
  • Everything You Need – This Cobra Handheld Marine Radio comes ready to use with the included drop-in battery charger, AC charger, DC charger, LiON battery pack, antenna, owner’s manual, spring loaded belt clip, and wrist strap.
10% OFFBestseller No. 2
Uniden MHS75 Waterproof Handheld 2-Way VHF Marine radio, Submersible, Selectable 1/2.5/5 Watt Transmit Power. All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels - Color Black
  • JIS8 Waterproof Level - Uniden MHS75 VHF Hand Held Radio won't give up no matter how wet it gets. Whitecap splash, gusty spray, tidal wave, whatever, this radio can take it. The Uniden MHS75 2-way Marine Radio is built rugged to take the rigors of being out on the water, day in and day out with a full JIS8 Submersible waterproof rating. Submersible for up to 30 minutes at five feet.
  • 1 /2.5/5 Watt Switchable - Select between 1, 2.5, and 5 Watts for short- and long-range communication--this is also a convenient way to save a little battery life. In most situations, the 1 Watt transmission power is all you need. If you find yourself far away from other stations and have trouble getting a response, you may need to boost the transmission power from 1 Watt to 2.5 Watts or 5 Watts
  • All USA, International, and Canada Channels - The MHS75 covers all USA, International, and Canadian marine channels, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest marine activity
  • All USA, International, and Canada Channels - The MHS75 covers all USA, International, and Canadian marine channels, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest marine activity
  • Instant Channel 16/9/Triple Watch - Triple Watch mode monitors channels 16 and 9 for a signal while you listen to the currently selected channel. The marine radio checks channel 16 and 9 for activity every 2 seconds
35% OFFBestseller No. 3
Standard Horizon HX210 HX210 6W Compact Floating Marine Handheld Vhf
  • Compact Case Design. Water Activated Emergency Strobe light. Oversized full dot matrix display. E20 Easy to Operate Menu System
  • 3-year Waterproof Warranty. Floating / Submersible IPX7 Waterproof rating (3.3 feet or 1 meter for 30 minutes). Built in FM Broadcast band receive
  • All USA, International and Canadian channels. Selectable 6W / 2.5W / 1W output power. Receive WX and FM radio bands 76MHz to 108MHz
  • High resolution dot matrix LCD display. Programmable function keys. Speaker mic Jack.
  • High capacity 1850 mAh Li-Ion battery. 3 hour desktop rapid charger. 12VDC and 110VAC charging cables and charging cradle included.

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