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STANDARD HX870 Floating Class D DSC Handheld VHF with GPS

SKU STAHX870/GPS Categories ,


The HX870S Floating Class D DSC VHF handheld features a 66-channel WAAS GPS receiver allowing the radio to transmit a DSC distress call with your vessels position or navigate to a waypoint. The new Oversized full dot matrix LCD and easy to operate icon/menu system makes this the most intuitive handheld on the market DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint and route navigation, navigation to DSC distress call can all be performed with just a few simple steps making the HX870 perfect for everyday use or adding to your ditch bag. The radio is designed to be a work horse, starting with the die-cast chassis and the IPX8 submersible water-proof rating of 4.92 ft for 30 min, to the 6 Watts of transmit power and the long lasting 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery. The HX870 is also capable of entering and saving up to 200 waypoints and 20 routes, which may be selected for navigating to via the radios unique compass page which shows your vessels SOG, COG, BRG (Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint. The compass page can also display the position of up to 9 vessels in proximity to you via the new GM (Group Monitoring) feature. Advanced features include: Full dot matrix display with channel names, Position request and Position report, 10 channel preset key selection, USB Data Port, GPS Position Logger, water activated SOS strobe light (the radio will turn on and flash SOS even if dropped in the water while the radio is turned off).

Additional information
Weight 6 lbs
Item Name

Handheld VHF with Internal GPS Receiver




Amperage Rating

330 mA Receive; 100 mA Standby GPS On, 60 mA Standby GPS Off

Audio Output Power

700 mW

Battery Life

12 hr

Channel Support

All International, USA and Canadian



Component Design


Diagonal Screen Size

2.3 in


2.44 x 5.43 x 1.69 in

Display Size

1.7 x 1.7 in

Display Type

Full Dot Matrix LCD


156.025 to 163.275 MHz



Number of Channels


Receiver Sensitivity

0.25 uV

Scanning Modes

Programmable Scan, Priority Scan, Dual/Tri-Watch

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