Thread: Vhf radios
10-27-2008, 04:16 PM #1
Im interested in some hand held VHFs.
Going to use them for communicating on water with other skis and boats. I would also like one that can communicate with someone who has one in their house or on the streets.
10-27-2008, 06:15 PM #2
10-27-2008, 06:26 PM #3
10-27-2008, 06:32 PM #4
MY next big purchase will be the VHF/GPS with color screen, hands free, blue tooth etc.
How are these with communicating sea to land? What is general range?
Im thinking about keeping one in my living room so my girl can hit me up.
I think until the new tech VHF/GPS units come down in price I am going to settle for a cheapie.
10-27-2008, 07:58 PM #5
ICOM M34, waterproof, and it floats. I got one before Fay came through to get WX updates.
10-27-2008, 11:12 PM #6
You might consider GMRS walkie talkie to communicate with other riders. They are cheap, less than $100 for top of line, or Garmin Rhino which gives you walkie talkie plus pinpoint gps location of other riders. But real expensive, ie $500.
I have not been able to improve much on bulky but basic strategy of carrying handheld VHF for emergency distress, GMRS for rider to rider or rider to shore, handheld gps for pinpoint location, and cell phone in watertight box for all other communications.
10-28-2008, 08:34 AM #7
I have an old Standard VHF handheld that I use when going in the ocean. There are enough charter fishing boats around that if something were to happen, I could reach someone... I have been thinking about getting a permanent mount VHF radio, and antenna on board my ski.... I am thinking that may be a bit tacky, though...
I also keep my cell phone with me while on the water.
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