Standard Horizon HX300E Marine VHF Radio

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Standard Horizon HX300E VHF Transceiver. The first Marine VHF Handheld to offer the ability to charge via a USB port. Due to the widespread popularity of the USB charging system, finding the correct charger for your handheld has never been easier.

The new ultra compact, high-capacity 1650 mAh 3.7V lithium-ion battery, allows for a much more compact case size and remains light enough to float face up if dropped in the water. Retrieval of the unit is further assisted by a large bright red flashing LED strip along the bottom of the front panel, which activates upon contact with the water. An added feature is that this light will enable even if the radio itself is switched off.

The HX300E is waterproofed to IPX-8 standards (submersible to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes); as with all their products, Standard Horizon is so confident of the build quality that it comes with a three-year waterproofing guarantee.

Transmit power is switchable between Low (1W) and High (5W), and there is a time-out facility which limits transmission time to 5 minutes thus preventing unintentional (prolonged) transmissions. Where no charging facilities exist, a dry cell option battery holder, FBA-44, can be used, allowing the radio to be powered by 3 AAA dry cells.

The HX300E features large keys and a bright back-lit display, with battery level, charging, squelch and volume on screen icons. The HX300 has the ‘E2O’ (Easy To Operate) menu system, this system allows easy access to all of the setup functions of the radio, making it easy to customise settings based on the preferences of the user.

Channel names can also be customised to be more easily understood, and the programmable scan, priority scan and dual/Tri watch functions mean you are unlikely to miss an important call. A preset key allows the quick selection of the 10 most used channels.

ATIS (Automatic Transmitter Identification System) functionality is supported and can be fully programmed and switched on and off via the front panel. ATIS is a vessel identification system used on inland waterways in many areas of mainland Europe.

Ergonomically designed and ruggedly built, the HX300E is not only competitively priced, but also offers unrivalled flexibility due to the unique USB recharging facility ideally suited for sea kayakers on extended trips increasing the flexibility to charge the unit on the move using a system like the PowerMonkey.

Technical Specifications

Size 59 x 128 x 33mm

2.3 x 5 x 1.3inches

Weight 240g (8.4oz) with FNB-1221Li

Frequency ranges

TX: 156.025 MHz - 157.275 MHz

Emission type


Operating voltage

3.7V DC

Current consumption

330mA (Receive, typical at AF max)

20mA (Standby)

2.3A/0.9A (TX 5W/1W)

Battery 1560mAh Lithium Ion

Battery Life

10hours (5 mins RX/5 mins TX/90 mins standby)

RF power output

5W/1W @ 8 Ohms for 10% THD

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