Standard Horizon HX870 VHF Radio 5043-988

Standard Horizon HX870 VHF Radio

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With GPS functionality, a powerful 12 hour charge, and the ability to be under to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, the HX870 is an excellent VHF radio choice for serious paddlers. The oversized screen and straight-forward menu system are easy to read and intuitive to use. Powerfully featured, it meets ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC classification as part of the GMDSS.

  • Oversized high resolution screen is backlit for low light situations.
  • Icon/menu system navigated via easy to use 13 button key pad.
  • Includes separate receiver for receiving DSC calls.
  • Compass page navigates to distress calls.
  • Group monitor function tracks up to 9 vessels relative to your location.
  • Water activated emergency strobe light activates if radio dropped in water (even if turned off).
  • NOAA weather channels and alert.
  • 1800mAh lithium-ion battery lasts about 12 hours on a single charge.
  • Preset key used to recall up to 10 favourite channels.
  • Programmable scan, priority scan, and dual and tri watch
  • Selectable 6, 2, or 1 Watt transmit options save power.
  • Legal use of this radio requires ROC-M (Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime) accreditation.

Tech specs

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Weight 320g
Ideal for
  • Kayak touring
  • Canoe tripping
  • Emergency preparedness
Dimensions 4.3 x 6.2 x 13.8cm
Headphone jack

Permits the user to use headphones.

Batteries Lithium-ion 1800mAh (included)

Produces a useable light source.

Hand crank

Charges the radio's internal battery.

Battery charge indicator

An LED that indicates when the battery is charged.

Weather band

Airs weather reports and emergency weather information.

AC input

Permits the unit to be charged by an AC adapter.

USB output

Permits the unit to charge USB-powered devices.

Solar power charger

Solar panel charges built-in battery.

Made in China