Top 10 Best Marine Vhf Radios
for August 2022

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Cobra MR F45-D Fixed Mount VHF Marine Radio – 25 Watt VHF, Submersible, LCD Display, Noise Cancelling Microphone, NOAA Weather Channels, Signal Strength Meter, Scan Channels, White

Cobra MR F45-D Fixed Mount VHF Marine Radio – 25 Watt VHF

Submersible, LCD Display, Noise Cancelling Microphone, NOAA Weather Channels, Signal Strength Meter, Scan Channels, White

by Cobra
What We like

VISUAL DISPLAY Know the strength of an incoming signal with the Signal Strength Meter shown on the large illuminated LCD display. Navigate the various features of this radio easily with the illuminated function keys.

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Product Features

  • SAFETY FIRST Scan channels to find conversations in progress and have instant access to Channel 16 and Channel 9 for emergency situations. Use the Dual Watch feature to monitor two channels at once (Channel 16 and one user selected channel).
  • MAXIMUM COVERAGE This VHF marine radio allows operation of channels in the US, Canada, and internationally at 1 or 25 watts with dual output power for short and long range communication.
  • DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING Send a distress signal at the touch of a button or exchange position information with other boats, stations, or coast guard. When it comes to safety on the water and in the boat, Cobra has your back.
  • STAY INFORMED Be the first to know of incoming hazards or changing weather conditions with instant access to 10 NOAA weather channels, 24 hours a day. Weather alerts with an audible tone and visual alarm notify you of threatening weather nearby.

Maximum coverage this vhf marine radio allows operation of channels in the us, canada, and internationally at 1 or 25 watts with dual output power for short and long range communication. Stay informed be the first to know of incoming hazards or changing weather conditions with instant access to 10 noaa weather channels, 24 hours a day. weather alerts with an audible tone and visual alarm notify you of threatening weather nearby. Digital selective calling send a distress signal at the touch of a button or exchange position information with other boats, stations, or coast guard. when it comes to safety on the water and in the boat, Cobra has your back. Safety first scan channels to find conversations in progress and have instant access to channel 16 and channel 9 for emergency situations. use the dual watch feature to monitor two channels at once (channel 16 and one user selected channel).

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Uniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, White

Uniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio

Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, White

by Uniden
What We like

The UM385 rugged handheld mic allows you to transmit easily from the wheel while keeping your focus on the waters ahead.

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Product Features

  • With triple watch features, DSC capabilities, a range of international marine channels and S. A. M. E Weather Alertthe UM385 brings everything youll need on the water into one compact design.
  • Waterproof Radio Complies with IPX4 waterproof standards, which means the radio is resistant to damage from rain or splashing water.
  • Uniden's Marine Radios protect you from what lies ahead, as well as getting you out of dicey waters, by informing you the moment a storm starts brewing and transmitting your location should you need help.
  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling) - Includes Distress Button, Position Send and Request. Gives you the ability to press one button to call for help during an emergency. Full Class D DSC capability. High performance transceiver ensures clear communication and

Dsc (digital selective calling) - includes distress button, position send and request. gives you the ability to press one button to call for help during an emergency. full class d dsc capability. high performance transceiver ensures clear communication and Waterproof radio complies with ipx4 waterproof standards, which means the radio is resistant to damage from rain or splashing water. With triple watch features, dsc capabilities, a range of international marine channels and s. a. m. e weather alertthe um385 brings everything youll need on the water into one compact design. Uniden's marine radios protect you from what lies ahead, as well as getting you out of dicey waters, by informing you the moment a storm starts brewing and transmitting your location should you need help.

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Raymarine E70524 Ray53 Marine VHF Radio, Black, Medium

Raymarine E70524 Ray53 Marine VHF Radio

Black, Medium

by Raymarine
What We like

Surface and trunnion mount kits included

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Product Features

  • NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 networking for integration with onboard systems
  • Audio output connection for optional passive remote speaker (A80542)
  • Compact marine VHF with Digital Selective Calling
  • Built-in GPS/GNSS receiver with a connection point for an optional external antenna

Built-in gps/gnss receiver with a connection point for an optional external antenna Nmea2000 and nmea0183 networking for integration with onboard systems Compact marine vhf with digital selective calling Audio output connection for optional passive remote speaker (a80542)

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Uniden MHS75 Waterproof Handheld 2-Way VHF Marine radio, Submersible, Selectable 1/2.5/5 Watt Transmit Power. All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels - Color Black

Uniden MHS75 Waterproof Handheld 2-Way VHF Marine radio, Submersible, Selectable 1/2.5/5 Watt Transmit Power. All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels

Color Black

by Uniden
What We like

Instant Channel 16/9/Triple Watch - Triple Watch mode monitors channels 16 and 9 for a signal while you listen to the currently selected channel. The marine radio checks channel 16 and 9 for activity every 2 seconds

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Product Features

  • All USA, International, and Canada Channels - The MHS75 covers all USA, International, and Canadian marine channels, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest marine activity
  • JIS8 Waterproof Level - Uniden MHS75 VHF Hand Held Radio won't give up no matter how wet it gets. Whitecap splash, gusty spray, tidal wave, whatever, this radio can take it. The Uniden MHS75 2-way Marine Radio is built rugged to take the rigors of being out on the water, day in and day out with a full JIS8 Submersible waterproof rating. Submersible for up to 30 minutes at five feet.
  • All USA, International, and Canada Channels - The MHS75 covers all USA, International, and Canadian marine channels, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest marine activity
  • 1 /2.5/5 Watt Switchable - Select between 1, 2.5, and 5 Watts for short- and long-range communication--this is also a convenient way to save a little battery life. In most situations, the 1 Watt transmission power is all you need. If you find yourself far away from other stations and have trouble getting a response, you may need to boost the transmission power from 1 Watt to 2.5 Watts or 5 Watts

1 /2.5/5 watt switchable - select between 1, 2.5, and 5 watts for short- and long-range communication--this is also a convenient way to save a little battery life. in most situations, the 1 watt transmission power is all you need. if you find yourself far away from other stations and have trouble getting a response, you may need to boost the transmission power from 1 watt to 2.5 watts or 5 watts All usa, international, and canada channels - the mhs75 covers all usa, international, and canadian marine channels, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest marine activity Jis8 waterproof level - Uniden mhs75 vhf hand held radio won't give up no matter how wet it gets. whitecap splash, gusty spray, tidal wave, whatever, this radio can take it. the Uniden mhs75 2-way marine radio is built rugged to take the rigors of being out on the water, day in and day out with a full jis8 submersible waterproof rating. submersible for up to 30 minutes at five feet. All usa, international, and canada channels - the mhs75 covers all usa, international, and canadian marine channels, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest marine activity

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Standard Horizon HX400 W/SBR-29LI, Handheld VHF Marine Radio

Standard Horizon HX400 W/SBR-29LI

Handheld VHF Marine Radio

by Standard Horizon
What We like

Supplied with 2300mAh Li-Ion battery, 110 VAC and 12 VDC 3-hour quick chargers

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Product Features

  • Selectable 5 or 1 Watt transmit power output
  • Submersible IPX8 / 1.5M (4.92Ft) for 30 minutes
  • Noise Canceling Microphone
  • 40 Programmable Land Mobile Channels 134 MHz to 174 MHz with CTCSS and DCS signaling

Noise canceling microphone Selectable 5 or 1 watt transmit power output Submersible ipx8 / 1.5m (4.92ft) for 30 minutes 40 programmable land mobile channels 134 mhz to 174 mhz with ctcss and dcs signaling

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Simrad VHF Marine Radio,DSC,RS20S

Simrad VHF Marine Radio

DSC, RS20S

by Navico
What We like

Simrad RS20S Class D DSC VHF Radio: Entry level VHF radio with NMEA2000 connectivity for GPS position, backlight control and night mode grouping with Simrad MFDs. Compliant with 2018 EU regulations.

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Standard Horizon HX380 5W Commercial Grade Submersible IPX-7 Handheld VHF Radio w/LMR Channels Marine , Boating Equipment

Standard Horizon HX380 5W Commercial Grade Submersible IPX-7 Handheld VHF Radio w/LMR Channels Marine

Boating Equipment

by Standard
What We like

HX380 A

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Product Features

  • Standard Horizon
  • NEW

New Standard horizon

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Standard Horizon HX210 HX210 6W Compact Floating Marine Handheld Vhf

Standard Horizon HX210 HX210 6W Compact Floating Marine Handheld Vhf

by Standard Horizon
What We like

Compact Case Design. Water Activated Emergency Strobe light. Oversized full dot matrix display. E20 Easy to Operate Menu System

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Product Features

  • All USA, International and Canadian channels. Selectable 6W / 2.5W / 1W output power. Receive WX and FM radio bands 76MHz to 108MHz
  • High resolution dot matrix LCD display. Programmable function keys. Speaker mic Jack.
  • High capacity 1850 mAh Li-Ion battery. 3 hour desktop rapid charger. 12VDC and 110VAC charging cables and charging cradle included.

High resolution dot matrix lcd display. programmable function keys. speaker mic jack. High capacity 1850 mah li-ion battery. 3 hour desktop rapid charger. 12vdc and 110vac charging cables and charging cradle included. All usa, international and canadian channels. selectable 6w / 2.5w / 1w output power. receive wx and fm radio bands 76mhz to 108mhz

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Uniden Atlantis 155 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio, Floating IPX7 Submersible Waterproof, Dual-Color Screen, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather Alert, 10 Hour Battery

Uniden Atlantis 155 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio

Floating IPX7 Submersible Waterproof, Dual-Color Screen, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather Alert, 10 Hour Battery

by Uniden
What We like

The Atlantis 155s submersible, Floating Handheld design allows you to stay secure and connected while having fun on the water.

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Product Features

  • When every inch of space count, you still want the important features that will keep you safe at sea. The Atlantis 155 doesnt sacrifice big features to keep its profile small.
  • Receives all Marine Radio Channels, including all USA, Canada, and International Marine VHF channels (includes the new 4-digit channels and Canadian B channels) and receives all NOAA Weather Channels and Alerts
  • With the Largest LCD screen in its class 25mm (h) x 40mm (w), and Paper White Backlight display for Day Time, and Red Backlight display for Night Time, its the radio you wont leave shore without.
  • It Floats, meets the toughest Waterproof standards IPX8 / JIS8, and even clears its speaker of water after being submerged. And with its compact size its never far away when you need to stay in touch the most.

It floats, meets the toughest waterproof standards ipx8 / jis8, and even clears its speaker of water after being submerged. and with its compact size its never far away when you need to stay in touch the most. Receives all marine radio channels, including all usa, canada, and international marine vhf channels (includes the new 4-digit channels and canadian b channels) and receives all noaa weather channels and alerts With the largest lcd screen in its class 25mm (h) x 40mm (w), and paper white backlight display for day time, and red backlight display for night time, its the radio you wont leave shore without. When every inch of space count, you still want the important features that will keep you safe at sea. the atlantis 155 doesnt sacrifice big features to keep its profile small.

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STANDARD HORIZON HX40 6 Watt VHF Ultra Compact Handheld Marine Radio with FM Receiver, Beige

STANDARD HORIZON HX40 6 Watt VHF Ultra Compact Handheld Marine Radio with FM Receiver

Beige

by Standard Horizon
What We like

Easy To Operate Menu System

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Product Features

  • 6W Ultra Compact Handheld Vhf
  • Noaa Wx With Weather Alert, Scan, Dua/Tri Watch
  • With Fm Band Receiver, Large 1850 Mah Battery

6w ultra compact handheld vhf Noaa wx with weather alert, scan, dua/tri watch With fm band receiver, large 1850 mah battery

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