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Top Pick

  • Brand:Uniden
  • Color:UM385
  • Tuner Technology:VHF
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:5 x 6.3 x 2.6 inches
  • Item Weight:3.55 Pounds
  • Water Resistance Level:Waterproof
  • International Protection Rating:IPX4

Best Budget

  • Brand:Cobra
  • Color:White
  • Number of Channels:3
  • Tuner Technology:VHF
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:12.21 x 9.25 x 2.95 inches
  • Item Weight:2.6 Pounds

Honorable Mention

  • Brand:Cobra
  • Color:Grey
  • Number of Channels:16
  • Number of Batteries:1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Tuner Technology:VHF
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:2.09 x 2.66 x 4.75 inches
  • Item Weight:9.59 Ounces
  • Battery Life:1600 Hours
  • International Protection Rating:IPX7

Best Vhf Marine Radio

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Top 10 Best Vhf Marine Radio

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Why we chose it
  • Clear Communication Burp Feature vibrates the water out of the speaker grill and improves speaker performance, while the noise cancelling microphone blocks background noise for clearer conversations.
  • Safety First Scan channels to find conversations in progress and have instant access to Channel 16 for emergency situations. Use the Tri-Watch feature to monitor three channels at once (Channel 16 and two user selected channel).
  • Sea Ready Floating design and orange core makes retrieving your radio easy if dropped overboard, and meeting JIS7 (IPX7) standards allows your radio to be submersed for 30 minutes at one meter deep.
  • Maximum Coverage This VHF marine radio allows operation of channels in the US, Canada, and internationally at 1, 3, or 6 watts with for short and long range communication, and access to NOAA weather channels.
  • Everything You Need This Cobra Handheld Marine Radio comes ready to use with the included drop-in battery charger, AC charger, DC charger, LiON battery pack, antenna, owner s manual, spring loaded belt clip, and wrist strap.
Cobra MR HH350 FLT Handheld Floating VHF Radio – 6 Watt, Submersible, Noise Cancelling Mic, Backlit LCD Display, NOAA Weather, Memory Scan, Grey: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Water resistance4.3
Battery life4.3
Easy to use4.2
Value for money4.1
Sound quality3.7
Durability3.3
Top Pick
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Why we chose it
  • Uniden’s Marine Radios protect you from what lies ahead, as well as getting you out of dicey waters, by informing you the moment a storm starts brewing and transmitting your location should you need help.
  • The UM385 rugged handheld mic allows you to transmit easily from the wheel while keeping your focus on the waters ahead.
  • Waterproof Radio Complies with IPX4 waterproof standards, which means the radio is resistant to damage from rain or splashing water.
  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling) – Includes Distress Button, Position Send and Request. Gives you the ability to press one button to call for help during an emergency. Full Class D DSC capability. High performance transceiver ensures clear communication and
  • With triple watch features, DSC capabilities, a range of international marine channels and S. A. M. E Weather Alert the UM385 brings everything you ll need on the water into one compact design.
Uniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, White: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Easy to use4.5
Tech Support4.5
Easy to install4.5
Value for money4.2
Battery life3.9
3
Why we chose it
  • When every inch of space count, you still want the important features that will keep you safe at sea. The Atlantis 155 doesn t sacrifice big features to keep its profile small.
  • It Floats, meets the toughest Waterproof standards IPX8 / JIS8, and even clears its speaker of water after being submerged. And with its compact size it s never far away when you need to stay in touch the most.
  • The Atlantis 155 s submersible, Floating Handheld design allows you to stay secure and connected while having fun on the water.
  • NiMH Rechargeable 4xAAA, 950mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries and DC charging cable included. 3 Watt Transmit Power with user selectable 3W or 1W Transmit power. 3 Year Warranty and Full 3 year Waterproof Warranty.
  • Receives all Marine Radio Channels, including all USA, Canada, and International Marine VHF channels (includes the new 4-digit channels and Canadian B channels) and receives all NOAA Weather Channels and Alerts
  • With the Largest LCD screen in its class 25mm (h) x 40mm (w),and Paper White Backlight display for Day Time, and Red Backlight display for Night Time, it s the radio you won t leave shore without.
Uniden Atlantis 155 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio, Floating IPX7 Submersible Waterproof, Dual-Color Screen, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather Alert, 10 Hour Battery: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to use4.3
Water resistance4.2
Sound quality4.1
Battery life3.9
Value for money3.8
4
Why we chose it
  • Waterproof Radio Complies with IPX4 waterproof standards, which means the radio is resistant to damage from rain or splashing water.
  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling) – Includes Distress Button, Position Send and Request. Gives you the ability to press one button to call for help during an emergency. Full Class D DSC capability. High performance transceiver ensures clear communication and
  • The UM385BK rugged handheld mic allows you to transmit easily from the wheel while keeping your focus on the waters ahead.
  • With triple watch features, DSC capabilities, a range of international marine channels and S. A. M. E Weather Alert the UM385BK brings everything you ll need on the water into one compact design.
  • Uniden’s Marine Radios protect you from what lies ahead, as well as getting you out of dicey waters, by informing you the moment a storm starts brewing and transmitting your location should you need help.
Uniden UM385BK 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 W/ Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, Black: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Easy to use4.5
Tech Support4.5
Easy to install4.5
Value for money4.2
Battery life3.9
5
Why we chose it
  • DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING Send a distress signal at the touch of a button or exchange position information with other boats, stations, or coast guard. When it comes to safety on the water and in the boat, Cobra has your back.
  • STAY INFORMED Be the first to know of incoming hazards or changing weather conditions with instant access to 10 NOAA weather channels, 24 hours a day. Weather alerts with an audible tone and visual alarm notify you of threatening weather nearby.
  • MAXIMUM COVERAGE This VHF marine radio allows operation of channels in the US, Canada, and internationally at 1 or 25 watts with dual output power for short and long range communication.
  • SAFETY FIRST Scan channels to find conversations in progress and have instant access to Channel 16 and Channel 9 for emergency situations. Use the Dual Watch feature to monitor two channels at once (Channel 16 and one user selected channel).
  • VISUAL DISPLAY Know the strength of an incoming signal with the Signal Strength Meter shown on the large illuminated LCD display. Navigate the various features of this radio easily with the illuminated function keys.
Cobra MR F45-D Fixed Mount VHF Marine Radio – 25 Watt VHF, Submersible, LCD Display, Noise Cancelling Microphone, NOAA Weather Channels, Signal Strength Meter, Scan Channels, White: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Easy to install4.3
Easy to use4.2
Value for money4
6
Why we chose it
  • Instant Channel 16/9/Triple Watch – Triple Watch mode monitors channels 16 and 9 for a signal while you listen to the currently selected channel. The marine radio checks channel 16 and 9 for activity every 2 seconds.
  • 1 /2.5/5 Watt Switchable – Select between 1, 2.5, and 5 Watts for short- and long-range communication – this is also a convenient way to save a little battery life. In most situations, the 1 Watt transmission power is all you need. If you find yourself far away from other stations and have trouble getting a response, you may need to boost the transmission power from 1 Watt to 2.5 Watts or 5 Watts.
  • All NOAA Weather Channels with Weather Alert – This radio comes preprogrammed with NOAA weather channels. The Emergency/Weather Alert allows it to function as a severe weather warning radio and will also alert you to any local or national emergencies. If the NOAA issues warning while this feature is turned On, the radio sounds an alert tone. You will then hear the emergency/weather broadcast.
  • JIS8 Waterproof Level – Uniden MHS75 VHF Hand Held Radio won’t give up no matter how wet it gets. Whitecap splash, gusty spray, tidal wave, whatever, this radio can take it. The Uniden MHS75 2-way Marine Radio is built rugged to take the rigors of being out on the water, day in and day out with a full JIS8 waterproof rating. It also features a floating design, and is submersible for up to 30 minutes at five feet.
  • All USA, International, and Canada Channels – The MHS75 covers all USA, International, and Canadian marine channels, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest marine activity.
Uniden MHS75 Waterproof Handheld 2-Way VHF Marine radio, Submersible, Selectable 1/2.5/5 Watt Transmit Power. All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels - Color Black: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to use4.4
Sound quality4.2
Battery life4.1
Value for money3.9
Water resistance3.7
Durability3.7
7
Why we chose it
  • All USA, International and Canadian channels. Selectable 6W / 2.5W / 1W output power. Receive WX and FM radio bands 76MHz to 108MHz
  • High capacity 1850 mAh Li-Ion battery. 3 hour desktop rapid charger. 12VDC and 110VAC charging cables and charging cradle included.
  • Compact Case Design. Water Activated Emergency Strobe light. Oversized full dot matrix display. E20 Easy to Operate Menu System
  • 3-year Waterproof Warranty. Floating / Submersible IPX7 Waterproof rating (3.3 feet or 1 meter for 30 minutes). Built in FM Broadcast band receive
  • High resolution dot matrix LCD display. Programmable function keys. Speaker mic Jack.
Standard Horizon HX210 HX210 6W Compact Floating Marine Handheld Vhf: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Water resistance4.7
Battery life4.3
Easy to use4.2
Value for money3.8
8
Why we chose it
  • Includes Built-in Lion battery pack, AC & DC charging cables, and charging cradle. 3 Year Warranty and Full 3 year Waterproof Warranty.
  • The Atlantis 275 comes with 6 Watts of Big-Ocean Power in a compact Submersible Floating Handheld VHF Marine Radio, and even includes an Emergency Strobe Light and built-in Flashlight Feature.
  • It Floats, meets the toughest Waterproof standards IPX8 / JIS8, and even clears its speaker of water after being submerged. 6 Watt Transmit Power, with User selectable 6W, 2.5W, or 1W Transmit power.
  • Built to throw in your pocket or tuck away on deck, its compact size is never far away when you need to stay in touch the most.
  • Receives all Marine Radio Channels, including all USA, Canada, and International Marine VHF channels (includes the new 4-digit channels and Canadian B channels) and receives all NOAA Weather Channels and Alerts.
  • With the Largest LCD screen in its class 25mm (h) x 40mm (w),and Paper White Backlight display for Day Time and Red Backlight display for Night Time, it s the radio you won t leave shore without.
Uniden Atlantis 275 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio, Floating IPX8 Submersible Waterproof, Large Dual-Color Screen, 6-Watt, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather Alerts: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to use4.3
Water resistance4.2
Sound quality4.1
Battery life3.9
Value for money3.8
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Standard Horizon HX210 Handheld VHF Radio,black

143 ratings | 16 offers | 143 Reviews
Price: $93.44$147.99
Why we chose it
  • Package length: 8.382 cm
  • Package height: 23.368 cm
  • Package width: 17.78 cm
  • Product Type: TWO WAY RADIO
Standard Horizon HX210 Handheld VHF Radio,black: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Easy to use4.9
Water resistance4.7
Battery life4.2
10
Why we chose it
  • WATERPROOF – Designed to withstand the elements, this radio is rated submersible to an industry standard JIS7 which gives you 30 minutes of protection at one-meter depth. Equipped with rechargeable batteries, you can avoid purchasing batteries frequently
  • NOAA AND WEATHER ALERTS – Gain instant access to National All Hazard and Weather Information. Be the first to know about incoming weather threats or important news. 24 hours per day, you will have accurate and live information
  • LONG RANGE COMMUNICATION – Get your message where you need it to go. Whether its short range or long distance, the selectable 3-Watt VHF options can reach a wide range of distances with quality connection
  • IT FLOATS – The perfect radio for marine use of any size boat. Built with an orange core that makes it easy see while floating and retrieve if it gets dropped overboard.
  • INTERNATIONAL USE – Travel with ease, this radio comes with the capability to operate in USA, Canada and other international destinations. You will feel confident in your communication no matter the destination. A must have boat accessory.
Cobra Marine Radio - MR HH150 FLT - 3 Watt, Floating, Long Range, Handheld, VHF Radio, NOAA, International, Waterproof, Submersible, Weather Alerts, LCD Screen, Belt Clip: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Water resistance4.3
Battery life4.3
Easy to use4.2
Value for money4.1
Sound quality3.7
Durability3.3
Top Pick
Uniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, White
UM385 fixed mount VHF radio - white Features: front panel designed Canadian Marine broadcast “B” channels International 4 digit channels mea 0183 in/out25 watt fixed mount Marine Radioipx4/JIS4 waterproof level memory channel SC an triple watch Features/along power switches. A. M. E. Weather Alert - specific area message encoding backlit keypad and display channel name SD SC (digital Selective calling)distress, individual, urgency, safety, position report and send, DSC test call and menu selection for auto DSC channel switching triple watch plus compatible with Uniden mrn-gpsk GPS receiver
Ranking the Brands
Cobra: 30.00%
Uniden: 50.00%
STANDARD HORIZON: 20.00%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: Cobra MR HH350 FLT Handheld Floating VHF Radio – 6 Watt, Submersible, Noise Cancelling Mic, Backlit LCD Display, NOAA Weather, Memory Scan, Grey: imageСomparison: Uniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, White: imageСomparison: Uniden Atlantis 155 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio, Floating IPX7 Submersible Waterproof, Dual-Color Screen, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather Alert, 10 Hour Battery: imageСomparison: Uniden UM385BK 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 W/ Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, Black: imageСomparison: Cobra MR F45-D Fixed Mount VHF Marine Radio – 25 Watt VHF, Submersible, LCD Display, Noise Cancelling Microphone, NOAA Weather Channels, Signal Strength Meter, Scan Channels, White: imageСomparison: Uniden MHS75 Waterproof Handheld 2-Way VHF Marine radio, Submersible, Selectable 1/2.5/5 Watt Transmit Power. All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels - Color Black: imageСomparison: Standard Horizon HX210 HX210 6W Compact Floating Marine Handheld Vhf: imageСomparison: Uniden Atlantis 275 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio, Floating IPX8 Submersible Waterproof, Large Dual-Color Screen, 6-Watt, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather Alerts: imageСomparison: Standard Horizon HX210 Handheld VHF Radio,black: imageСomparison: Cobra Marine Radio - MR HH150 FLT - 3 Watt, Floating, Long Range, Handheld, VHF Radio, NOAA, International, Waterproof, Submersible, Weather Alerts, LCD Screen, Belt Clip: image
Cobra MR HH350 FLT Handheld Floating VHF Radio – 6 Watt, Submersible, Noise Cancelling Mic, Backlit LCD Display, NOAA Weather, Memory Scan, GreyUniden UM385 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 with Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, WhiteUniden Atlantis 155 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio, Floating IPX7 Submersible Waterproof, Dual-Color Screen, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather Alert, 10 Hour BatteryUniden UM385BK 25 Watt Fixed Mount Marine Vhf Radio, Waterproof IPX4 W/ Triple Watch, Dsc, Emergency/Noaa Weather Alert, All Usa/International/Canadian Marine Channels, Memory Channel Scan, BlackCobra MR F45-D Fixed Mount VHF Marine Radio – 25 Watt VHF, Submersible, LCD Display, Noise Cancelling Microphone, NOAA Weather Channels, Signal Strength Meter, Scan Channels, WhiteUniden MHS75 Waterproof Handheld 2-Way VHF Marine radio, Submersible, Selectable 1/2.5/5 Watt Transmit Power. All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels – Color BlackStandard Horizon HX210 HX210 6W Compact Floating Marine Handheld VhfUniden Atlantis 275 Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio, Floating IPX8 Submersible Waterproof, Large Dual-Color Screen, 6-Watt, All USA/International/Canadian Marine Channels, NOAA Weather AlertsStandard Horizon HX210 Handheld VHF Radio,blackCobra Marine Radio – MR HH150 FLT – 3 Watt, Floating, Long Range, Handheld, VHF Radio, NOAA, International, Waterproof, Submersible, Weather Alerts, LCD Screen, Belt Clip
BrandCobraUnidenUnidenUnidenCobraUnidenSTANDARD HORIZONUnidenSTANDARD HORIZONCobra
ColorGreyUM385Atlantis 155UM385BKWhiteMHS75Atlantis 275BlackBlack
Number of Channels1631616
Number of Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)1 AA batteries required. (included)1 AA batteries required. (included)1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)1 AA batteries required. (included)1 Lithium ion batteries required.5 AAA batteries required. (included)
Tuner TechnologyVHFVHFVHFVHFVHFVHFVHFVHFVHFVHF
Item Dimensions LxWxH2.09 x 2.66 x 4.75 inches5 x 6.3 x 2.6 inches1.44 x 2.5 x 5.38 inches5 x 6.3 x 2.6 inches12.21 x 9.25 x 2.95 inches6.4 x 6.2 x 3.4 inches1.57 x 2.36 x 5.2 inches9.6 x 6.6 x 2.9 inches6 x 2 x 2 inches1.5 x 2.7 x 4.5 inches
Item Weight9.6 ounces3.55 pounds1.06 pounds3.34 pounds2.6 pounds0.16 ounces14.4 ounces1.5 pounds1.01 Pounds8 ounces
International Protection RatingIPX7IPX4IPX8IPX4IPX7IPX8IPX8
Product Dimensions2.09 x 2.66 x 4.75 inches5 x 6.3 x 2.6 inches1.44 x 2.5 x 5.38 inches5 x 6.3 x 2.6 inches12.21 x 9.25 x 2.95 inches6.4 x 6.2 x 3.4 inches1.57 x 2.36 x 5.2 inches9.6 x 6.6 x 2.9 inches1.5 x 2.7 x 4.5 inches
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)1 AA batteries required. (included)1 AA batteries required. (included)1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)1 AA batteries required. (included)5 AAA batteries required. (included)
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNoNoNoNo
Special FeaturesLCD Display, SubmersibleWaterproofChannel Scan, External Speaker Jack, Dual Watch, Signal Strength Meter, LCD Screen, Submersible, Weather ALert, Illuminated Function KeysWaterproofSubmersible, Floating
Other display featuresWirelessWirelessWirelessWirelessWirelessWireless
ColourGreyUM385Atlantis 155UM385BKAtlantis 275Black
Included ComponentsRadio, User manualFixed-mount-radioRadio, charging cableFixed-mount-radioRadio, charging stationMarine Radio
ManufacturerCobraUnidenUNIDEN AMERICA CORPUnidenCobraUnidenUnidenCobra
Country of OriginChinaVietnamVietnamVietnamChinaVietnamChina
Date First AvailableDecember 6, 2012October 12, 2017January 30, 2019October 12, 2017October 23, 2008January 30, 2019December 18, 2017
Water Resistance LevelWaterproofWaterproofWaterproofWaterproofWaterproofWaterproofWaterproof
DepartmentUnisex AdultUnisex AdultUnisex-adultElectronics > VHF Radios > Handheld VHF RadiosUnisex Adult

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