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I sense that you are fixated on me - on a personal mission.
You doubt that i am in the bahamas.
No personal mission at all. Just confused

Honesty drives all of us to trust each otherís honest opinions. You want others to listen to yours I assume as you post frequently. So what do you do when you feel you are being deceived or trolled.

Iím Just asking an honest question.you claim you are in the Bahamas, Are you in the Bahamas ? You are ducking the answer. Itís a simple yes or no not pointing a finger back at me.

You arenít talking about the devastation surrounding you and I know of no one getting any signal out of the Bahamas let alone the SN internet.

The question came up in my mind, from when You gave advice to Bill to sail away from Dorian , while you supposedly sat in the Bahamas a target zone and werenít following the same advice, just didnít seem an honest or correct decision to give to others.

I have friends/ relatives who are in the Bahamas and fear for their very lives right now as I havenít heard from them. I pray for anyone there right now. I pray my loved ones survived this awful ordeal and they are OK.
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Re: Handheld VHF w/ USB Charging?

I have an HX890 radio, and I am surprised by the lack of battery life. It last maybe 6 hours. Not even half a day of sailing before it needs recharged. My first handheld, so I guess my expectation was to high?
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Re: Handheld VHF w/ USB Charging?

I know that RegisteredUser is in the Bahamas. Many people understand that the Bahamas range 500nm N-S, and also far E-W, so it is possible to be far removed from an event in one part of the country, and also have normal uninterrupted services. For example, I'm in regular contact now with friends in Long Island, Nassau, and Eluthera, who are untouched by Dorian and have normal services. I'm also in contact with friends in Texas and California who have not been affected by the US storm.

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I know that RegisteredUser is in the Bahamas. Many people understand that the Bahamas range 500nm N-S, and also far E-W, so it is possible to be far removed from an event in one part of the country, and also have normal uninterrupted services. For example, I'm in regular contact now with friends in Long Island, Nassau, and Eluthera, who are untouched by Dorian and have normal services. I'm also in contact with friends in Texas and California who have not been affected by the US storm.

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Re: Handheld VHF w/ USB Charging?

I am in the USA... ;-)

pay attention... someone's life depends on it
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A bit of a tangent, but still relevant I think. I have a Standard Horizon that I'm very happy with. Last year the battery failed while we were cruising in Maine, or at least, so I thought. Long story short, it turned out to be the cradle that stopped charging due to corrosion inside. The battery was perfectly fine. I leave the cradle on board and the salt air got to it. The radio is great, but the cradle leaves to be desired.
And that is exactly the problem that I had with my iCom M34, and the Standard Horizon HX870. I just bought the HX300 because it does not require a cradle to charge via USB.


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How long does the full charge take using a USB. Even though it will vary, isnít it substantially longer than using the cradle?


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How long does the full charge take using a USB. Even though it will vary, isnít it substantially longer than using the cradle?
No, the converse. It's very fast and mine lasts months per charge. Months.

I will tell u the brand/model when I'm back on the boat. (I think it's icom m34)

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I see no difference in the time needed to bring either VHF to full charge. The HX870 has a 7.4V 1800mAh battery, the HX300 has a 3.7V 1800mAh battery.


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Re: Handheld VHF w/ USB Charging?

Its the charging outlet, not battery
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