Handheld radios are a necessity onboard a superyacht, as communication between crew members is constantly required. Whatever the radio requirements, Standard Horizon is proud to announce full handheld communication solutions and options for any superyacht, culminating with the launch of the new HX851E, the first fully compatible GMDSS DSC hand portable VHF with GPS.
With its built in 12Ch GPS receiver and GMDSS DSC Class D modem this remarkably compact floating radio takes marine portable radio communications to a new level. The DSC functions include sending and receiving distress calls with selectable distress designation and GPS position information.
The HX851E has a tough die-cast chassis, which is protected by an ergonomically-shaped rubber armour surround with a luminescent glow-in-the-dark gasket, making it handy and resilient to the daily routines of superyacht crew life. Should the radio accidentally fall in the water, it not only floats, but may be programmed to switch on a flashing strobe light on the front panel upon contact with the water. The HX851E has an IPX-7 rating (submersible to 1 metre for 30 minutes) and Standard Horizon is so confident of the build quality of the radio that it is offered with a three-year waterproof guarantee.
Valuable functions for onboard a superyacht include channel names that can be customised, and the programmable scan, priority scan and dual watch functions mean you are unlikely to miss an important call. A preset key allows the quick selection of the 10 most used channels.
Standard Horizon also offers some further great alternatives with the HX760E complete with Bluetooth® capability and BH-2 Bluetooth® hands-free headset. This is perfect for delicate situations such as berthing a superyacht, where crew need both hands available for altering warps and lines. Or, the slim, lightweight and waterproof HX280E hand-held VHF radio is an affordable handheld with plenty of features, including dual watch and user programmable scanning functions. Finally, the HX751E is a great all-rounder radio, ideal for use on the boat, or in the grab bag, with programmable and priority scans, a dual-watch function, and a 9-hour battery life (5/5/90 duty cycle).
The HX851E, HX760E and the HX751E are all designed to float face up should they end up in the water. Furthermore, all the radios, including the HX280E, are waterproof and provided with a three year waterproof guarantee.
For more information visit www.standardhorizon.co.uk