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 Icom M37 VHF Marine 6 Watt Handheld  Icom M37 VHF Marine 6 Watt Handheld Free Shipping #: 45202  Our Price: $209.95 
 Standard Horizon HX890 VHF Radio with GPS, FM Built-in Scrambler  Standard Horizon HX890 VHF Radio with GPS, FM Built-in Scrambler Free Shipping #: 38737  Our Price: $279.95 
 Standard Horizon HX40 VHF Radio  Standard Horizon HX40 VHF Radio Free Shipping 

Standard Horizon Rebate: Receive by mail From Standard Horizon a $20 rebate when you purchase this VHF.Rebate Details #: 28187  Our Price: $159.95 
 Standard Horizon HX870 VHF Radio with Internal GPS  Standard Horizon HX870 VHF Radio with Internal GPS Free Shipping #: 38735  Our Price: $299.95
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 Standard Horizon HX150 VHF Radio Floating  Standard Horizon HX150 VHF Radio Floating Free Shipping #: 28186  Our Price: $129.95 
 Standard Horizon HX300 Floating VHF with USB  Standard Horizon HX300 Floating VHF with USB Free Shipping #: 28139  Our Price: $159.95 
 Standard Horizon HX100 VHF Twin Pack Floating 2.5 Watt  Standard Horizon HX100 VHF Twin Pack Floating 2.5 Watt Free Shipping #: 28184  Our Price: $169.95 
 Standard Horizon HX210 Floating VHF Radio  Standard Horizon HX210 Floating VHF Radio Free Shipping #: 28185  Our Price: $144.95 
 Standard Horizon HX380 Commercial VHF Radio with Land Mobile  Standard Horizon HX380 Commercial VHF Radio with Land Mobile Free Shipping #: 28199  Our Price: $199.95 
 Icom M25 Handheld VHF Radio - Metallic Gray  Icom M25 Handheld VHF Radio - Metallic Gray Free Shipping #: 45175  Our Price: $179.95 
 Icom M36 VHF Radio - 6 Watt Floating  Icom M36 VHF Radio - 6 Watt Floating Free Shipping #: 45203  Our Price: $199.95 
 Icom M73 VHF Handheld  Icom M73 VHF Handheld Free Shipping #: 45128  Our Price: $249.95 
 Standard Horizon VHF Radio HX400  Standard Horizon VHF Radio HX400 Free Shipping #: 28212  Our Price: $239.95 
 Icom M93D VHF Handheld Radio  Icom M93D VHF Handheld Radio Free Shipping #: 45111  Our Price: $399.95 
 Icom M85 VHF Marine Commercial Handheld  Icom M85 VHF Marine Commercial Handheld Free Shipping #: 45134  Our Price: $349.95 
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VHF Radios

A VHF radio is a critical piece of safety and communication equipment that every boater should have on board, regardless of your boating activities. The type of VHF radio that you need will vary depending on what type of boating you do.

There are two basic types of VHF radios; Handheld or Fixed Mount. All Handheld units provide basic VHF receive and transmit functions, and some now include a built-in GPS, with DSC functions. Some fixed mount VHFs now offer AIS Receive and NMEA2000 capabilities.

Most are menu driven, and generally easy to operate.

Handheld VHFs are ideal for inshore operators of smaller boats, such as dinghies, kayaks or small powerboats. They are also a good back up for larger boats that have a fixed mount VHF as the main radio. 

The limitation of a handheld unit is less wattage, compared to a fixed mount. Range of a handheld also typically suffers because there is  no external antenna. Remember that a VHF's range is line-of-sight; so an 8 foot antenna, or mast-top antenna used by most Fixed Mount VHF's will give you much more range. Also, fixed mount units are usually 25 Watts, compared to the 5 or 6 Watts for the majority of handheld VHF.

All of our handheld VHF radios are waterproof, and some of them float. So the price difference tends to be based on the battery capacity and life, the accessories included, and DSC/GPS capability. The most popular handheld VHF we sell is the Standard Horizon HX870S. Another popular radios is the Icom M73 VHF

Every fixed mount VHF radio sold today offers DSC, or Digital Selective Calling.  Standard and Icom's DSC handheld radio's will allow you to contact a similarly equipped craft directly by means of a unique MMSI number, or to send a distress signal with your MMSI identity and location, by a simple press of the button. 

MMSI numbers are issued at no cost by Industry Canada - Spectrum Management.

We carry a large selection of both handheld and fixed mount VHF radios, from trusted manufacturers such as Standard Horizon, Raymarine, Simrad and ICOM.  

Whatever your needs, we have you covered from the most basic handheld units, to the most advanced fixed mount units with AIS capabilities.