Marine VHF Handheld Radios
Handheld VHF radios are portable communication devices. They should be a considered an essential piece of kit for anyone heading out on the water. Boaters can use them to communicate with other vessels, the Coast Guard, and marine services.
Handheld VHF marine radios are typically small and lightweight, making them easy to carry on board a boat. Most handheld radios are also waterproof with some models capable of floating. This is handy should your radio ever be dropped or lost over the side of your boat or kayak.
VHF Handheld Radios can transmit and receive signals over a range of several miles. Range can be affected by the terrain and weather. The power output of the radio can also play a factor in the range which they can transmit broadcasts.
They also feature a variety of functions, including weather alerts, digital selective calling (DSC), and GPS capabilities. More expensive models of handheld radio can even have a built in AIS receivers and built in GPS receivers.
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