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 Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help

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PostSubject: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:44 pm

scratch Any one have favorite that will not break the wallet?
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:56 pm

I have the Cobra HH475. It cost me about 150 bucks but it has bluetooth so I can tap my phone into it and get calls on the water while my phone is nice and dry below deck...
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:16 pm

I dont need a new radio but the bluetooth is tempting to me can you tell me how it works
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:40 pm

thanks squid...how long have you had it?...have you tested the waterproof rating yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:57 am

The bluetooth paired up very easily with my cell phone and it works great. You can even add a few different ring tone's (or signals). I've gotten it wet blasting thru some waves about a week ago and it seems fine. (it also has a "burp" feature to get water out of the speaker if need be). I haven't completely dunked it under water yet though.
I've only had it for about a month now, so far-so good...
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:23 pm

Thanks squid, Good to know...will do the normal obsessive research before making the purchase...

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:48 pm

Squid Lips wrote:
The bluetooth paired up very easily with my cell phone and it works great. You can even add a few different ring tone's (or signals). I've gotten it wet blasting thru some waves about a week ago and it seems fine. (it also has a "burp" feature to get water out of the speaker if need be). I haven't completely dunked it under water yet though.
I've only had it for about a month now, so far-so good...


Thanks Squid how is the the phone coming through the radio is it clear
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld waterproof/floating VHF with weather alert , and typical options. help   Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:53 pm

Yes, the phone calls sound pretty clear on it so far. No complaints...
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