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Old 26-08-2013, 05:43   #1
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Standard Horizon HX370/HX400

This looks like a terrific handheld: Standard Horizon HX400 5Watt Handheld VHF with Land Mobile Channels. Small, light, and apparently built like a brickhouse. With at least one rotary control!

What differentiates it from other is that it can be programmed with additional channels and even repeater codes for 2-meter ham, land mobile, or other services from 137 to 174 megaherz. It means you can program in Channel 0 if you want to listen to the CG, or the unique UK marina and race channels, and you can use it for 2 meter ham bands if you have a license.

And for all that it only costs $165.

Sounds pretty irresistable. Anyone using one of these, or the similar HX370?
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Re: Standard Horizon HX370/HX400

No one tried one of these??

Sounds like a natural for a sailing ham.

It's made on the basis of an industrial radio, so it's supposed to be extremely well built.
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Re: Standard Horizon HX370/HX400

What the heck does "Intrinsically Safe" mean?
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What the heck does "Intrinsically Safe" mean?
It means it won't be the source of ignition in an environment with an explosive vapor mixture.
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Re: Standard Horizon HX370/HX400

Right. No need for that version on a diesel-powered sailboat.
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This looks like a terrific handheld: Standard Horizon HX400 5Watt Handheld VHF with Land Mobile Channels. Small, light, and apparently built like a brickhouse. With at least one rotary control!

What differentiates it from other is that it can be programmed with additional channels and even repeater codes for 2-meter ham, land mobile, or other services from 137 to 174 megaherz. It means you can program in Channel 0 if you want to listen to the CG, or the unique UK marina and race channels, and you can use it for 2 meter ham bands if you have a license.

And for all that it only costs $165.

Sounds pretty irresistable. Anyone using one of these, or the similar HX370?
My understanding it can be programmed for land mobile. , note that land mobile frequencies in the US Are not available in Europe and so are used by the emergency services. PMR 446 is the approved " family " radio in Europe.

Dave

PS personally is prefer a DSC compatible handheld then one with gimmicks.
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It says they are not yet on the market so not sure how anyone could have tried it yet. Price quoted is $264.00 which seems high for a radio without DSC calling nor GPS.
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It says they are not yet on the market so not sure how anyone could have tried it yet. Price quoted is $264.00 which seems high for a radio without DSC calling nor GPS.
Sorry that's the "intrinsically safe" version. I hate MAP rules. Almost don't want to buy it for that reason alone.
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My understanding it can be programmed for land mobile. , note that land mobile frequencies in the US Are not available in Europe and so are used by the emergency services. PMR 446 is the approved " family " radio in Europe.

Dave

PS personally is prefer a DSC compatible handheld then one with gimmicks.
It can be programmed for any frequency from 137mhz to 174, FM mode, plus it will do all kinds of repeater tones.

It's made for professional use where the company has land mobile frequencies, but with a bit of bootleg programming software, can be used for amateur 2 meter and also flexible access to VHF frequencies. In short, a marine VHF for radio amateurs who like to be able to tweak the radio.

It will not do PMR, which is UHF.
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