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Bene505 04-17-2009 09:16 AM

Group buy of HX850S HAND HELD VHF GPS
I'm looking to put together a group buy of the STANDARD HX850S VHF HAND HELD DSC WITH GPS. We're talking separate shipping and maybe getting 10% or 20% off.

I found it at this place for $198.99. And their shipping was inexpensive too.
(I checked and the Sailnet price is $18 more otherwise I'd get it here of course.)
If you are interested in this opportunity to get a group discount on a very good handheld that has built-in GPS, please reply with "I'm interested". I'll use the numbers we get to call them

Bene505 04-17-2009 09:17 AM

Looking to get a group order together, to negotiate a discount.

Planning on having them shipped to the different locations where we are. 10% off would be about $20.

I'm interested in getting the GPS one. Anyone else?


HX850S 6 Watt "FLOATING" Handheld VHF with built in GPS

Standard Horizon introduces a whole new level in safely and performance in a marine handheld VHF. The HX850S is the only FLOATING VHF handheld on the market with built in GPS. The HX850S radio is designed for the highest-level boating enthusiast. This advanced FLOATING handheld VHF/GPS includes a 12-channel WAAS GPS receiver allowing the radio to transmit a DSC call with your coordinates, perfect for a ditch bag. Designed to be a work horse, the HX850S includes 6 Watts of transmit power, die cast chassis, ergonomically shaped with rubberized armor for a non-slip grip and heavy duty belt clip.
Advanced features include: Full dot matrix display with Full page Radio with channel names, Radio/Position, Radio/SOG/COG pages, SC-101 DSC Digital Selective Calling including; Position request and Position report, Volume & Squelch indication on display, NMEA output on cradle for connection to your favorite fixed mount GPS, SOS strobe light, NOAA Weather with alert and a speaker microphone jack allowing connection of optional accessories. The HX850S and HX750S are the only FLOATING handhelds on the market supplied with drop in cradle and both 110VAC and 12VDC chargers. The HX850S is backed by an industry leading 3-year waterproof warranty.
Built-in Parallel 12 Channel GPS Receiver
FLOATING - Submersible JIS-7 / IPX7 (3.3 feet for 30 minutes)
6 Watt Transmit power
Full Dot Matrix Display
Ergonomically shaped with Rubber Armor for Non-slip Grip
Large easy to ready LCD with Full dot matrix display (132 x 64 dot)
Possible to select the following three (3) patterns of the LCD
Radio mode
Radio display + Position information
Radio display + navigation display (SOG/COG)
DSC (SC-101) functions include:
Distress call with position
All ships, Urgency, Safety
Individual call
Position Request
Position Report
Group call
Volume & Squelch indication on display
NMEA output on cradle of DSC, DSE, GLL, RMC, GSA, GSV and GGA
Channel names on display
Low Battery indication
All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels
NOAA Weather Channels
SOS Strobe light
Speaker Mic Jack
700mW internal speaker audio
Selectable Power Output 6/5/2/1 Watt
1150 mAh Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
110VAC and 12VDC Chargers included
3 Year Waterproof Warranty

sailingdog 04-17-2009 09:20 AM

WTH... I'm interested.. if you can get a good price on it.. :)

JohnRPollard 04-17-2009 09:23 AM


That's a good unit -- I've got one and recommend it highly (but see my post re the "Voluntary Safety Check".)

As far as the price, have you checked with SailNet/ to see if they would match or do better? MAybe give them a chance?

These were available at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall, discounted for about $175-185, if I recall.

P.S. If you do generate enough interest, I'd be happy to speak with SailNet to see about a better discount. Just let me know.

Bene505 04-17-2009 10:25 AM

John -- I'd love to go with Sailnet, even if the price was slightly higher. I'm thinking we can get these for $180 (10% off) or $175 (15% off), if we get a group together.

If Sailnet hits $190 I'm buying immediately and saving the trouble of getting a group together.

Maybe they'd make it a daily special.

ChicagoNewport27 04-17-2009 11:47 AM

I'd be interested!

night0wl 04-17-2009 01:20 PM

I'm interested at any price *BELOW* $190.

Would prefer to buy from Sailnet.

night0wl 04-17-2009 01:42 PM

Quick edit...does this work on aircraft frequencies as well?

LookingForCruiser 04-17-2009 02:26 PM

I'm interested - want to do some research of my own first of course.

sailingmum 04-17-2009 02:44 PM

I'm very interested... but hey, let's see about a group rate... keeping it below $ 180.

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