Hand held Vhf

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iceman
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Hand held Vhf

Postby iceman » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:53 pm

hello ! I am not new here just different screen name , formerly woolywag . so I want to buy a hand held VHF for safety , any one have recommendation ? I repowered my Lund with a 30 Hp Yamaha last year and can not wait to fish !
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Detritus
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Location: Vergennes

Re: Hand held Vhf

Postby Detritus » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:13 pm

Hi, I saw your question about the handheld VHF. One thing to consider about a handheld, is they have a maximum transmit wattage of about 6 watts, to protect you from the radiation when transmitting holding the device basically up to your head. A fixed mount (or make yourself a quick mount) traditional VHF radio will let you transmit up to 25 watts, since the antenna is supposed to be mounted a minimum of 3 feet away from people. I've got both, and the handheld is great for listening to people, but, if you need to talk to them, and they're more than a couple miles away, you'll need the 25 watts to be heard at all. But, if it has to be a handheld, buy one that floats, and is submersible rated.

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Tire Jockey
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Re: Hand held Vhf

Postby Tire Jockey » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:21 am

I've been using the Uniden Atlantis 295 for the past few years, works great for me.
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Re: Hand held Vhf

Postby iceman » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:21 pm

I purchased a " standard horizon hx 210 " , I am going start fishing down south , most likely Converse on week days , never fished down that way , what channel does everyone monitor ? years ago it was 68?
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Detritus
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Re: Hand held Vhf

Postby Detritus » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:56 pm

Yeah, 68 is what all the fishermen seem to monitor in this area. Town Farm Bay, Otter Creek, Thompsons, Split Rock, Catch everything from Sheephead and Gar, to Salmon and Lake Trout, all within a few miles of eachother. Sometimes my and my boys refer to the area as "The Playground". Relatively small area, but, lots to do in that small area.

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