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post #2 of Old 09-15-2003
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Handheld VHF radios


I use a Raytheon hand held VHF. I don''t recall the model, but it''s one of the smaller units. I like Raytheon products, but I haven''t been very impressed with the performance of the unit. One important thing I would look closely at if I were planning on buying a new one, would be how long the battery lasts to power the unit. Mine doesn''t seem to last but maybe an hour before needing to be recharged. I bought a spare battery when I bought the unit,but it doesn''t matter which battery I''m using.It would really be beneficial if you could get a "Practical Sailor" review on hand-helds before purchasing one. I wish I had ;^)
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