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04-23-2013 06:46 PM
tommays
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

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Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
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


After taking Safety at Sea during the communication module which was done by a CG helicopter pilot

His fastest rescues even IF a ERIB got him there went down with this type of radio as there are still big issues with finding you in that about there zone in the dark and bigger seas
04-23-2013 06:45 PM
casey1999
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

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

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cobra-Mari...Radio/11018926
04-23-2013 06:44 PM
MarkSF
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...
04-23-2013 06:41 PM
casey1999
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

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Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
If you need to change the MMSI no. when you sell the boat you can, you just send it back, at least with SH you do. They deleted the no. in my last radio for free.

A strong argument FOR DSC in a handheld is range - while talk.might have a range of a few miles, DSC works over 2-3 times further.

Unfortunately, the main argument against is bulk!
I think you can also keep the MMSI number and update the information on file- you can even do that on line with the Boat US site.
04-23-2013 10:17 AM
MarkSF
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

If you need to change the MMSI no. when you sell the boat you can, you just send it back, at least with SH you do. They deleted the no. in my last radio for free.

A strong argument FOR DSC in a handheld is range - while talk.might have a range of a few miles, DSC works over 2-3 times further.

Unfortunately, the main argument against is bulk!
04-23-2013 08:45 AM
eherlihy
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Do you have a link for why you don't like the gps/dsc handhelds? Search did not bring it up.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/988645-post16.html
04-22-2013 08:58 PM
davidpm
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

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Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
I'm not a fan of the built in GPS/DSC functions for a hand held... I've outlined why elsewhere in the forum.

regarding a small handheld that would be appropriate for a belt, iCom makes a model that should fit the bill; IC-M88 VHF Marine Transceiver - Features - Icom America
Do you have a link for why you don't like the gps/dsc handhelds? Search did not bring it up.
04-22-2013 08:55 PM
joyinPNW
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

Check out Spinlock's PFD's-we don't have one yet but thinking of switching over. $$ though, but thinking the extra safety features may be worth it.
04-22-2013 08:43 PM
DonScribner
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

I've seen PFDs with BUILT IN radios . . . Can't say much more than that, though. Cool idea but was probably made in some back alley in China using arsenic based paint.
04-22-2013 07:17 PM
Alex W
Re: Marine handheld small enough to fit in life jacket?

Kokatat (among others) makes kayaking PFDs that will nicely carry a handheld radio. The pocket in the center of this one is designed to fit most handheld radios:
Kokatat | OutFIT Tour PFD - Sea Kayaking - Activity

These are cut for kayaking, but as class III PFDs they work fine on sailboats too. Most of my "good" PFDs are kayaking ones because I was into sea kayak touring before I got into sailing.
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