• STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black
  • STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black
  • STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black
  • STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black
STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black
STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black
STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black
STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black

STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS, Black

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  • Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS; Supplied with a 1800 mAh Li-Ion Battery, 110VAC and 12VDC 3-hour quick chargersAlkaline Battery Tray
  • Meets ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC (Digital Selective Calling)
  • Separate Receiver for CH70 (Receiving DSC Calls)
  • Integrated 66 Channel WAAS GPS receiver.Submersible IPX8 waterproof rating (1.5M or 4.92 feet for 30 minutes)
  • Noise-canceling Function for both transmit and receive audio

Customer Reviews

Two steps forward, Two steps back.It is fair to say that Standard Horizon (Yaesu) has taken away as many, if not more features than it's added to its marine VHF's over the years. I've owned their brand for some time and have stubbornly held on to my HX-471 and still consider it the best model to date made by any manufacturer of marine handhelds, period. So they have a high benchmark with me when I observe the following with the HX-870:CONS; After many hours and voyages on the midnight watch I can tell you the biggest issue with the 870 is the white LED illumination. Standard Horizon has abandoned their night vision friendly red display for the first time while adding a great but huge screen that is not night vision compatible. Inexplicable. Every single light on the bridge during an evening navigational watch becomes inconveniently bright as your eyes adapt to night vision. This white display LED, unless off, is a hinderance even at its lowest setting to a proper lookout at night. Obviously not designed with a mariner in mind and I suspect they just transferred the screen from Yaesu's similar aviation and HAM models that I think share the same display hardware. Painful to see, pun intended;)Another factor to consider is size. Though very light, the 870 is comparatively large. When wearing it in some of boatings confined spaces it could become a factor as it is not only tall, but thick.The inability to charge a detached spare battery on the cradle like prior models limits you to having to sideline the radio while it charges. This unless you use the AAA battery adaptor at a lower transmit power. You will still have to insert the battery back in the radio to eventually charge it on the cradle. Bear in mind that the cradle is not weather resistant, therefore you can't set it up it on a flybridge, wing station or weather deck. My expectation is that Murphy will make sure a low battery state occurs most likely when radio and marine traffic increases (i.e. That all-important last hour of approach and docking). No quick battery switch-out could mean you are without a working radio while docking the boat out on the wing station. Again, senseless and another regression from a company with years of marine VHF experience.No strobe activation option when receiving transmissions. This helps identify which radio the transmission is coming from when using multiple radios on their cradles. Prior models had different colors for different bands...No charge status LED on the cradle. You will have to get quite close to the charging radio to read a small battery status icon on the top right of the display.PRO's; The GPS feature combined with the large display is the best to date on any marine handheld. This makes it a great emergency and ditch-bag radio. I only wish it had a simple base world map to display your location.The operating system is intuitive, easy and makes the instruction manual a non essential add on. No easy feat and the way it should be especially as some use could be while under duress.The floating feature combined with the water activated strobe is another plus and nice to have. Not only will you not have to dive for it if it goes overboard (assuming you can) but I've recovered a waterproof VHF that had the seals fail when subjected to the increased pressure of submersion at depth while it waited to be found under the dock.Scanning is faster and sound quality is superb.An adjustable low battery alarm helps mitigate the spare battery charging issue and is quite useful.All in all a good marine VHF that is at the top of the pack of the latest models. Unfortunately, my observation when compared to prior VHF's convince me that Standard Horizon made a business decision to lower hardware costs and features over the years and improve only key attributes while abandoning their many milestones. Consider this, the HX470 had marine VHF, AM & FM tunes, Aviation band monitoring and a separate Family Radio Service transceiver band for use on land that does not break FCC laws preventing marine radio use ashore. All this in a small, rubber padded metal radio built like a tank. SH pulled out all the stops at the time with that one and unfortunately the 870 while good, does not leave the same impression.Just someone who likes to write it as he sees it!3The Best Handheld VHF ever!It is hard to imagine how Standard Horizon can keep improving such a mundane item as a VHF, but they do. This is my second SH with GPS and the easiest to program and use-especially with the ability to put my DSC address book on from my PC. If only the mounted units could do the same-I am sure the next iteration will! The only missing option is a scrambler. If you use DSC, this is the unit to have.5Replaced my trusted HX370S!Time to replace my trusted HX370S! And, naturally I compared the new HX870 to its predecessor.The HX870 is noticeably larger and also noticeable lighter, which helps ensure it will float. I like the feel of both in my hand, although the HX370 feels like an old friend.The screen on the HX870 is larger for obvious reasons. I found the menu system to be straightforward and easy to use, even though the instructions are a little confusing (at least for me). The GPS is relatively quick to acquire a position, typically less than 15 seconds. Interestingly, the compass function seems a little sluggish when changing directions.Waypoint and route creation are easy to use, although screen size limits usability for serious navigation. Adequate in a pinch and better than nothing, but I won't be relying on the HX870 for navigation purposes.MMSI was a must and getting it set-up was quick and easy.Overall I'm pleased with the HX870 and if it is as bullet proof as the HX370S, it will be another 10-years before I have to look for a replacement!4Standard Horizon HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS CababilitiesWill be using this is a couple of weeks. I have another older Standard Horizon (SH) handheld VHF version with less capabilities and it is still performing well for at least 8+ years in the wet/humidity South Pacific climate, kayak fishing. I bought HX870 through Amazon for $199 because of its high review ratings and added perks, especially, floating, auto-turn on when dropped in the water, GPS. The unit seems easy enough to use from watching youtube "un-boxing and basic features review". Not mentioned in the reviews is 'what I think' is a feature my older SH has that HX870 does not. Beyond me why SH did not add this feature to the HX870 - that feature is the red/green light on the AC charging base to let you know the unit is (red) charging or (green) charged. For me - I consider that a major downside, thus 3***'s. There is a little icon on the right top of the screen that goes off when the unit is fully charged (I presume) Rate features review will be checked once I use the HX870.3Incredible product!!There's little question why this radio is consistently rated as the #1 hand-held VHF... quality in every respect! Even the packaging is top notch. I have a Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 (with AIS/GPS/DSC) onboard my blue water sailboat. This is the perfect companion for crew going ashore and for trips out to the reefs in my dinghy, while cruising in the Bahamas.The product arrive in a very timely manor as promised, which was critical, since I was about to head out on a long road trip in my RV.I couldn't be happier!5Great Marine radio with DSC and built in gpsGreat Marine radio with DSC and built in gps. It is nice to know that with a push of the red emergency button the radio will automatically send a distress call to the coast guard. The system is suppose to repeat that distress call from any boat with similar radio features until the coast guard gets it. DSC calling is nice, you can call another DSC equipped radio without calling on Channel 16. You can even do a position request, or set it up to give out your position to everyone, or just one personally selected person with DSC radio. I had some relatives who went out on a small boat without a radio. 2 of the 4 did not make it back alive. Don't leave the dock without some type of marine radio, even if it is a less expensive model.5Could be a life SaverSo far it does all that I have tried and I put in channels for scanning and the NOAA WX alert and it worked. Fairly easy to program manually and straightforward programming and it was designed to have major functions easily accessable.Comments Part 2: The super value of this radio is its DCS emergency capability and for that you need to apply and obtain an MMSI number. I had no problem getting a good, easy to fill out application form from the Power Squadron website.which does require to register log on with a password:The Man-Machine-interface is fairly easy to master and programming the radio is straightforward if not a little tedious. Note: the MMSI application works just fine for an unregistered kayak and does not require precise description of the kayak in case one has more than one kayak.My only fault with the radio is you must enter the MMSI number in without a failure and once it is in you would have to send the unit to the factory for reset.I have checked the MMSI number operation with a fellow boater and it worked. (there is a non-emergency process to use MMSI numbers to contact other MMSI numbered boats.If you want to get a better antenna you will need an adapter to connect to standard SO239 antenna cables. I got : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFRMLIA/ref=cfb_at_prodpgand it worked well with my base antenna.4So much in such a small, light weight, waterproof package!So much in such a small package. Been testing it out before the 10 day Charter on our small Crab Potter (15'). The GPS and NAV is such a great feature. Been using it to mark our Crab Pots, and is very accurate! easy to use, and nice to not have separate gear. Knowing its all in one and waterproof the best. The Compass Mode, also displays SOG so that is great to have on that screen too. Highly Recommend!5So I think the best thing to do is return itJust received this radio and followed instructions to insert rechargeable battery, set up charging cradle, and charge the radio. The manual explained that a battery icon should appear in the LCD display when it was charging. Because the battery icon wasn't showing, I checked the set up of the charging cable 3 times but could not get the battery icon to appear, so I put 5 AAA batteries into the alternative battery cradle and swapped it out for the rechargeable battery because the trouble shooting chart on page 122 of the owner's manual said that if the charging cradle was properly set up, then lack of the battery icon was due to a faulty battery. I inserted the AAA battery carrier into the battery well but it didn't fit; the cradle was too small and actually "rattled around" inside the battery well even though I pushed the battery carrier up against the electrical contacts at the top of the battery well. So I think the best thing to do is return it.1How did the unit arrive already programed?Unit arrived with the MMSI number already programed. Since it is not my number it cannot be used for distress calls until I can get it back to the factory to be reprogramed. We are currently on a cruise (another 6-7 weeks) we are stuck without a radio for distress calls until we get home! The Standard Horizon factory tech assured me it could not have left the factory in this condition.1
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
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  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
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  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Description
  • Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS; Supplied with a 1800 mAh Li-Ion Battery, 110VAC and 12VDC 3-hour quick chargersAlkaline Battery Tray
  • Meets ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC (Digital Selective Calling)
  • Separate Receiver for CH70 (Receiving DSC Calls)
  • Integrated 66 Channel WAAS GPS receiver.Submersible IPX8 waterproof rating (1.5M or 4.92 feet for 30 minutes)
  • Noise-canceling Function for both transmit and receive audio
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Two steps forward, Two steps back.It is fair to say that Standard Horizon (Yaesu) has taken away as many, if not more features than it's added to its marine VHF's over the years. I've owned their brand for some time and have stubbornly held on to my HX-471 and still consider it the best model to date made by any manufacturer of marine handhelds, period. So they have a high benchmark with me when I observe the following with the HX-870:CONS; After many hours and voyages on the midnight watch I can tell you the biggest issue with the 870 is the white LED illumination. Standard Horizon has abandoned their night vision friendly red display for the first time while adding a great but huge screen that is not night vision compatible. Inexplicable. Every single light on the bridge during an evening navigational watch becomes inconveniently bright as your eyes adapt to night vision. This white display LED, unless off, is a hinderance even at its lowest setting to a proper lookout at night. Obviously not designed with a mariner in mind and I suspect they just transferred the screen from Yaesu's similar aviation and HAM models that I think share the same display hardware. Painful to see, pun intended;)Another factor to consider is size. Though very light, the 870 is comparatively large. When wearing it in some of boatings confined spaces it could become a factor as it is not only tall, but thick.The inability to charge a detached spare battery on the cradle like prior models limits you to having to sideline the radio while it charges. This unless you use the AAA battery adaptor at a lower transmit power. You will still have to insert the battery back in the radio to eventually charge it on the cradle. Bear in mind that the cradle is not weather resistant, therefore you can't set it up it on a flybridge, wing station or weather deck. My expectation is that Murphy will make sure a low battery state occurs most likely when radio and marine traffic increases (i.e. That all-important last hour of approach and docking). No quick battery switch-out could mean you are without a working radio while docking the boat out on the wing station. Again, senseless and another regression from a company with years of marine VHF experience.No strobe activation option when receiving transmissions. This helps identify which radio the transmission is coming from when using multiple radios on their cradles. Prior models had different colors for different bands...No charge status LED on the cradle. You will have to get quite close to the charging radio to read a small battery status icon on the top right of the display.PRO's; The GPS feature combined with the large display is the best to date on any marine handheld. This makes it a great emergency and ditch-bag radio. I only wish it had a simple base world map to display your location.The operating system is intuitive, easy and makes the instruction manual a non essential add on. No easy feat and the way it should be especially as some use could be while under duress.The floating feature combined with the water activated strobe is another plus and nice to have. Not only will you not have to dive for it if it goes overboard (assuming you can) but I've recovered a waterproof VHF that had the seals fail when subjected to the increased pressure of submersion at depth while it waited to be found under the dock.Scanning is faster and sound quality is superb.An adjustable low battery alarm helps mitigate the spare battery charging issue and is quite useful.All in all a good marine VHF that is at the top of the pack of the latest models. Unfortunately, my observation when compared to prior VHF's convince me that Standard Horizon made a business decision to lower hardware costs and features over the years and improve only key attributes while abandoning their many milestones. Consider this, the HX470 had marine VHF, AM & FM tunes, Aviation band monitoring and a separate Family Radio Service transceiver band for use on land that does not break FCC laws preventing marine radio use ashore. All this in a small, rubber padded metal radio built like a tank. SH pulled out all the stops at the time with that one and unfortunately the 870 while good, does not leave the same impression.Just someone who likes to write it as he sees it!3The Best Handheld VHF ever!It is hard to imagine how Standard Horizon can keep improving such a mundane item as a VHF, but they do. This is my second SH with GPS and the easiest to program and use-especially with the ability to put my DSC address book on from my PC. If only the mounted units could do the same-I am sure the next iteration will! The only missing option is a scrambler. If you use DSC, this is the unit to have.5Replaced my trusted HX370S!Time to replace my trusted HX370S! And, naturally I compared the new HX870 to its predecessor.The HX870 is noticeably larger and also noticeable lighter, which helps ensure it will float. I like the feel of both in my hand, although the HX370 feels like an old friend.The screen on the HX870 is larger for obvious reasons. I found the menu system to be straightforward and easy to use, even though the instructions are a little confusing (at least for me). The GPS is relatively quick to acquire a position, typically less than 15 seconds. Interestingly, the compass function seems a little sluggish when changing directions.Waypoint and route creation are easy to use, although screen size limits usability for serious navigation. Adequate in a pinch and better than nothing, but I won't be relying on the HX870 for navigation purposes.MMSI was a must and getting it set-up was quick and easy.Overall I'm pleased with the HX870 and if it is as bullet proof as the HX370S, it will be another 10-years before I have to look for a replacement!4Standard Horizon HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS CababilitiesWill be using this is a couple of weeks. I have another older Standard Horizon (SH) handheld VHF version with less capabilities and it is still performing well for at least 8+ years in the wet/humidity South Pacific climate, kayak fishing. I bought HX870 through Amazon for $199 because of its high review ratings and added perks, especially, floating, auto-turn on when dropped in the water, GPS. The unit seems easy enough to use from watching youtube "un-boxing and basic features review". Not mentioned in the reviews is 'what I think' is a feature my older SH has that HX870 does not. Beyond me why SH did not add this feature to the HX870 - that feature is the red/green light on the AC charging base to let you know the unit is (red) charging or (green) charged. For me - I consider that a major downside, thus 3***'s. There is a little icon on the right top of the screen that goes off when the unit is fully charged (I presume) Rate features review will be checked once I use the HX870.3Incredible product!!There's little question why this radio is consistently rated as the #1 hand-held VHF... quality in every respect! Even the packaging is top notch. I have a Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 (with AIS/GPS/DSC) onboard my blue water sailboat. This is the perfect companion for crew going ashore and for trips out to the reefs in my dinghy, while cruising in the Bahamas.The product arrive in a very timely manor as promised, which was critical, since I was about to head out on a long road trip in my RV.I couldn't be happier!5Great Marine radio with DSC and built in gpsGreat Marine radio with DSC and built in gps. It is nice to know that with a push of the red emergency button the radio will automatically send a distress call to the coast guard. The system is suppose to repeat that distress call from any boat with similar radio features until the coast guard gets it. DSC calling is nice, you can call another DSC equipped radio without calling on Channel 16. You can even do a position request, or set it up to give out your position to everyone, or just one personally selected person with DSC radio. I had some relatives who went out on a small boat without a radio. 2 of the 4 did not make it back alive. Don't leave the dock without some type of marine radio, even if it is a less expensive model.5Could be a life SaverSo far it does all that I have tried and I put in channels for scanning and the NOAA WX alert and it worked. Fairly easy to program manually and straightforward programming and it was designed to have major functions easily accessable.Comments Part 2: The super value of this radio is its DCS emergency capability and for that you need to apply and obtain an MMSI number. I had no problem getting a good, easy to fill out application form from the Power Squadron website.which does require to register log on with a password:The Man-Machine-interface is fairly easy to master and programming the radio is straightforward if not a little tedious. Note: the MMSI application works just fine for an unregistered kayak and does not require precise description of the kayak in case one has more than one kayak.My only fault with the radio is you must enter the MMSI number in without a failure and once it is in you would have to send the unit to the factory for reset.I have checked the MMSI number operation with a fellow boater and it worked. (there is a non-emergency process to use MMSI numbers to contact other MMSI numbered boats.If you want to get a better antenna you will need an adapter to connect to standard SO239 antenna cables. I got : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFRMLIA/ref=cfb_at_prodpgand it worked well with my base antenna.4So much in such a small, light weight, waterproof package!So much in such a small package. Been testing it out before the 10 day Charter on our small Crab Potter (15'). The GPS and NAV is such a great feature. Been using it to mark our Crab Pots, and is very accurate! easy to use, and nice to not have separate gear. Knowing its all in one and waterproof the best. The Compass Mode, also displays SOG so that is great to have on that screen too. Highly Recommend!5So I think the best thing to do is return itJust received this radio and followed instructions to insert rechargeable battery, set up charging cradle, and charge the radio. The manual explained that a battery icon should appear in the LCD display when it was charging. Because the battery icon wasn't showing, I checked the set up of the charging cable 3 times but could not get the battery icon to appear, so I put 5 AAA batteries into the alternative battery cradle and swapped it out for the rechargeable battery because the trouble shooting chart on page 122 of the owner's manual said that if the charging cradle was properly set up, then lack of the battery icon was due to a faulty battery. I inserted the AAA battery carrier into the battery well but it didn't fit; the cradle was too small and actually "rattled around" inside the battery well even though I pushed the battery carrier up against the electrical contacts at the top of the battery well. So I think the best thing to do is return it.1How did the unit arrive already programed?Unit arrived with the MMSI number already programed. Since it is not my number it cannot be used for distress calls until I can get it back to the factory to be reprogramed. We are currently on a cruise (another 6-7 weeks) we are stuck without a radio for distress calls until we get home! The Standard Horizon factory tech assured me it could not have left the factory in this condition.1
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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