Standard Horizon HX290 VHF Radio

5043-981
  • Available prices $179.00

Description

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Slight enough to slip into a PFD pocket, powerful enough to hold a single charge for 8 hours, and submersible enough to swim for 30 minutes, the affordable HX290 is an excellent choice for paddlers.

  • Huge channel display is backlit for low light situations.
  • Accesses NOAA weather channels and alerts.
  • Preset key used to recall up to 10 favourite channels.
  • 1140mAh lithium-ion battery lasts about 8 hours on a single charge.
  • Selectable 5 and 1 Watt transmit options save power.
  • Comes with AC and DC chargers, 12V cigarette lighter plug, and charging cradle with indicator.
  • Optional alkaline battery tray (FBA-40) available for back-up power or long trips away from recharging options.
  • Legal use of this radio requires ROC-M (Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime) accreditation.

Tech specs

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Weight 380g
Ideal for
  • Kayak touring
  • Canoe tripping
  • Emergency preparedness
Dimensions 4.8 x 5.8 x 13.3cm
Headphone jack

Permits the user to use headphones.

Yes
Batteries Lithium-ion 1140mAh (included)
Light

Produces a useable light source.

No
Hand crank

Charges the radio's internal battery.

No
Battery charge indicator

An LED that indicates when the battery is charged.

Yes
Weather band

Airs weather reports and emergency weather information.

Yes
AC input

Permits the unit to be charged by an AC adapter.

Yes
USB output

Permits the unit to charge USB-powered devices.

No
Solar power charger

Solar panel charges built-in battery.

No
AM/FM No
Made in China