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Standard Horizon HX751 Radio

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Standard Horizon HX751 Radio

Make & Model

Brand:
Standard Horizon
Model:
HX751
MSRP ($):
175.00

The Standard Horizon “HX751” radio is a well-designed waterproof handheld ideal for use when boating, fishing, or kayaking. This floating radio is submersible up to 3.3’ for thirty minutes, and features glow-in-the-dark gaskets, so if you drop it in the water at night you will be able to find it quickly and easily. Additional features include: multiple transmit power settings to conserve battery life when on long trips, and to boost signal when trying to communicate over larger distances; 10 favourite channel presets; 700mW internal speaker,a thermometer sensor to test the temperature of the water before you jump in.

The HX751 comes pre-programmed with 10 NOAA and Canadian weather channels to monitor WX channels and receive storm advisory warnings. With the radio’s Dual Watch Scan, it can be set to scan multiple channels, including your priority channels - ideal for situations where there is a lot of chatter in the area. Standard Horizon offers a three year warranty against defects and water damage.

 

 

Features:

  • FLOATING - Submersible JIS-7 / IPX7
  • Glow-In-The-Dark
  • Volume & Squelch indication on display
  • Battery life indication

Specs:

  • 6 Watt transmit power
  • 700 mW Loud speaker audio
  • 1150 mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

 

 

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(Updated: November 07, 2013)
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Very Durable

After reading Isaac Miller's review of the Uniden “Atlantis” VHF marine radio, I decided to share my dramatically different experience with my Standard Horizon HX751. I purchased my radio two seasons ago for around $150. It has accompanied me nearly every time I have ventured out on my kayak. I consider a VHF radio an important part of my safety equipment and although I have not yet had to use it in an emergency, I do feel good knowing it is there and having confidence it will work.

I have used the HX751 in all sorts of conditions, and it has never failed me. Specs say the battery lasts up to nine hours, but I have had it last over 12 on trips and it has not showed any signs of deterioration. With the selectable power output (6/5/2.5/1 watts) it might last even longer, but I have not had the need to try this feature. The radio has plenty of transmit power. I have had conversations over several miles of open water, and have even communicated with anglers over a mile away on the other side of a peninsula. Other nice safety features include a built-in strobe light and NOAA weather channels with alerts. The speaker is more than loud enough and works when it is wet. Another feature I find really handy is the “Dual Watch Scan”. This feature allows you to program the radio to scan just two other channels in addition to the 16/9 emergency channels. This is nice when you are in busy areas, so you don’t have to listen to as much extra chatter.

The radio is very durable. The only damage it has received in two seasons is a small scratch on the display from when I dropped it on a rock. I know it is waterproof, as I dropped it overboard one night and had a buddy make calls until I could home in on it and locate it by the glow-in-the-dark gasket. The only maintenance it has required has been running it under the hose when I wash off my other equipment.

Overall this is a very good radio, and I highly recommend it. For the price, I don’t think you can beat it - you can get more features, but you will have to pay for them. Standard Horizon warrantees this radio to be waterproof for three years. I cannot comment on the customer service, as I have never had to use it. The only things I would change on this radio would be to include the alkaline battery tray (it’s optional) and the charging dock. While the charging dock works fine at home, I wish the 12V car charger would plug into the radio instead of the dock. I’ve found that if you’re not careful the radio can bounce loose and not get charged while driving.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
16-30 times
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