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Standard Horizon HX851 VHF Radio

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As is my normal Sunday evening, I’m sitting here in front of my computer surfing the web looking for stories relating to kayak fishing for YakAngler.  I stumbled across this video of Jim Sammons talking about the importance of communications while out on the water kayak fishing and it made me realize that we haven’t done many articles discussing this topic or even profiling any of these products.   As Jim mentions in the video below, a great option is the Standard Horizon HX851 VHF Radio.   


6W Floating Hand held VHF with internal GPS, glow-in-the dark gasket, waypoint navigation and a compass display.

  • FLOATING - Submersible JIS-7 / IPX7 (3.3 feet for 30 minutes)
  • Built-in 12 Channel GPS Receiver
  • Luminescent Glow in the dark gasket
  • Waypoint entry  (200 waypoints)
  • Waypoint navigation with a unique compass display
  • Navigate to DSC Position Request call
  • 6 Watt Transmit power
  • Large easy to read LCD with Full dot matrix display (132 x 64 dot)
  • Ergonomically shaped with Rubber Armor for Non-slip Grip
  • DSC functions include: Distress call with position, All ships, Urgency,
  • Safety, Individual call, Position Request, Position Report and Group call
  • Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual Watch
  • Volume & Squelch indication on display
  • NMEA output on cradle of DSC, DSE, GLL, RMC, GSA, GSV and GGA
  • Programmable channel names
  • Battery life indication
  • Preset key used to recall up to 10 favorite channels
  • Water activated SOS Strobe light
  • NOAA Weather channels and Weather Alert
  • Selectable Power Output 6/5/2.5/1 Watt
  • 3 Year Waterproof Warranty

A VHF Radio is a great asset to have on the water and is a must for safety if you are fishing off shore or are on a major body of water.  To find out more about this product and to see more of its features please visit:  http://www.standardhorizon.com

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adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.


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