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Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

Oh yes you could do that. In this case I was replaced the radio with a better one, and wanted to sell it on Ebay.

It certainly makes me more likely to buy Standard Horizon equipment in future...

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Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

This radio looks really small, inexpensive, and I assume at least somewhat well built:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cobra-Mari...Radio/11018926

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Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

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I bought a Standard Horizon HX851 handheld VHF, with GPS and DSC, but it has one problem I didn't anticipate - it's a bit too bulky to wear when I'm single-handing and moving around on deck so I don't tend to wear it.

An alternative idea would be to get a really small handheld, that would fit on my belt without getting in the way (or inside the life jacket). It wouldn't have GPS and DSC, but it'd be better than nothing...

Any thoughts?

I have it and use the belt clip when i am single handed and have gotten use to it


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