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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I need a new one. It's gotta be handheld ofcourse...submersible and floating would be nice. Can't spend more than $150

Thanks for your input!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:40 pm 
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I have a Uniden MHS 75. It's very solid radio and hard to beat for the price. I've had it for a year and very happy with it. It's been fully submerged in saltwater several times with no issues.

only drawback - it does not float

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:08 am 
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IComm - ICM88 is outstanding. Not sure it floats, I keep mind tethered. It is submersible waterproof.

IComm does make a floating version, although it's a tad larger in order to increase displacement.

Another pretty darn good one that we found for a lot less money is the Cobra MRHH125. You can get a pair for about $100. Also submersible waterproof. Again, not sure if it floats, keep it tethered.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:36 pm 
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I recently bought a Standard Horizon HX300. I have only had it out in big water a couple of times so I can't really comment on durability, but the features I like are 1)very compact 2) floating 3)ease of use (once the features are learned) 4) good (understandable) sound quality. Like most kayakers I wanted something really small and light but I also know that in the chaos of an emergency numbers 3 and 4 become paramount.

The only negative comment I have so far is that it's keyboard functions are not real intuitive so I actually had to read the manual, which is something I almost never do.

I picked it up with a sale coupon for about $125.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Thanks for the advice guys...much appreciated!
I went ahead and picked this one up...I really like the blue tooth function for linking with my cell phone.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/13989213?adid=22222222227000405426&wmlspartner=wlpa&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=13687585750&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:49 pm 
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Cobra MRHH 330FLT Marine Two-Way VHF Floating Transceiver Radio 2-Way

This is what I just purchased and is well known and reliable. Purchased through E-bay 121.00 plus 12.00 for shipping. Has weather reporting the works. I will be out on the ocean and want to be informed.

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