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Standard Horizon

HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio

Standard Horizon HX890e Floating DSC Handheld VHF Radio

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Save £27.00 RRP £234.95


Product code: 200484
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The HX890 Floating DSC handheld VHF radio takes all the features from the popular HX870 and adds some great new features in a new rounded case with the same rugged waterproof design as its predecessor. 

New Feature - Scrambler

Two scrambler systems built in, both a 4 code CVS2500A and a 32 code FVP-42 scrambler system ensure secure communications out on the water. 

New Feature - FM Receiver

A built in FM Broacast band receiver, during times when radio communication is not necessary, relax with some music on the FM Radio broadcast bands.

Easy to Operate Icon/Menu System

Forget about trying to memorize the owners manual. A brand new Easy to Operate 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.

GM (Group Monitor) using DSC Group Position Call

This new ADVANCED feature allows you to continuously track and display position information of up to 9 pre-selected vessels. Their position information is displayed on the compass page relative to your location on the display.

Water Activated Emergency Strobe Light

If the radio falls in the water an emergency strobe light is automatically activated, even when the unit is turned off!!! The strobe can be reconfigured to flash on and off, flash SOS, or set to stay on continuously.

Integrated 66 Channnel WAAS GPS receiver

A highly sensitive 66 channel WAAS GPS receiver allows the HX890 to lock on to a position quickly and accurately. With position information displayed clearly on the display the user will be able to share position information using DSC and navigate to waypoints using the waypoint navigation feature of the radio.

Oversized full dot matrix display

The HX890 boasts one of the largest displays in a hand held VHF radio. Measuring 1.7" wide by 1.7" tall, or 2.3" diagonal. With a larger display, greater (dot matrix) resolution, and a super bright backlight there will be no mistaking the information displayed on the face of the radio day or night.


  • 6W transmit power output (Selectable 6/ 2/ 1 W)

  • 700mW Loud Audio and Noise Canceling Function for both TX/RX audio

  • Rugged case construction conforms to Military Standard (MIL-STD-810F)

  • Available in Navy Blue or Black

  • Submersible IPX8 Construction and it floats

  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling) ITU-R M.493 Class-H Operation

  • Built-in Integrated 66 channel WAAS GPS Receiver

  • 11-hour Operating Time with 1800mAh high capacity Li-ion battery

  • Easy to Operate Menu System with a large (1.7’’ x 1.7’’) Full-dot matrix display

  • Selectable Display Mode - Day & Night Mode

  • Waypoint and Route navigation

  • Group Monitor Function utilizing DSC Group Position Call

  • MOB (Man over Board) feature

  • Water Activated Emergency “WHITE” Strobe Light

  • Two Scrambler Systems built-in – 4-code CVS2500A & 32-code FVP-42

  • Versatile Scanning operation (Dual Watch and Triple Watch)

  • NOAA Weather Channels with Weather Alert

  • FM Broadcast Radio Receiver

  • Micro USB Data jack for PC programming

  • 3 Year Waterproof Warranty

The feature packed HX890 comes packaged with all the accesories including the rechargeable Li-Ion battery, Alkaline battery tray, AC wall charger, charging cradle, 12V charger, PC programming cable and belt lip with lanyard, and it's backed by a 3 year waterproof warranty.

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Product Questions

Is the DSC function registered to the boat or owner of the Handheld radio

Digital Selective Calling is achieved with an MMSI number programmed into the VHF. The user applies for an MMSI with Ofcom. Please click here for further help.


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Can the HX890E be plugged into an external aerial?

Yes, it can


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what range have these radios got ?

Marine VHF radios work on a line-of-sight basis. That is, they can transmit and receive to and from another antenna as long as that antenna is above the horizon.How far is that? Standing in the cockpit of a boat, the distance to the horizon for most adults is about three miles.


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Hello the price for two (2) units? Many Thanks

This image simply shows the two colour options available. The price advertised is per unit, not for two


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