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New Radio #274824
08/18/14 02:35 PM
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After many years of great service my Standard Horizon HX350X has finally given up the ghost, that is the Ni-Cad battery won't hold charge anymore.... Getting the battery rebuilt is about $60 at the local Batteries Plus, and they don't make new ones anymore... This has taken a beating over the years, time for an upgrade, and I am going to keep it as a backup and use the AA battery case.

With that I am looking at a few replacements in the way of:

  • Icom - M24
  • Standard Horizon HX-300
  • Cobra - HH-500
  • West Marine VHF-160

Any feedback here on any of these models?

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Re: New Radio [Re: Ventucky Red] #274829
08/18/14 03:35 PM
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I have the HX-300, no complaints.

Re: New Radio [Re: Ventucky Red] #274835
08/18/14 07:52 PM
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I once ran a Standard Hozizon VHF over with a car. Except for the display, it powered up and worked perfectly. I sent it to the factory with a letter explaining exactly what happened, asking for a repair estimate.

They sent me a new one, no questions asked, at no charge.

That was about 15 years ago. I've since purchased 2-3 more from them as batteries have quit. I doubt I'll ever buy any other brand...

Mike

Re: New Radio [Re: Ventucky Red] #274841
08/19/14 06:42 AM
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My Cobra HH475 speaker quit working over the winter. I sent it in to Cobra and they sent me a new one under warranty. Although I would have preferred that the speaker had not gone out prematurely, they did stand by their product with great customer service.


Zach
Re: New Radio [Re: Ventucky Red] #274862
08/20/14 11:58 AM
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