Features you expect and unique functions. The HX280E has all USA, Canadian and International VHF marine channels, one button dedicated to selecting Distress channel 16 and hailing channel 9, programmable scan of any number of channels. Channel 16 dual watch. The Preset key allows you to easily recall up to 10 of your most used channels. You can also see battery life indication on the LCD when your radio warns you that the battery needs recharging.* see 'How long will my battery last' in the download section.
Huge Channel Display Visibility is enhanced with an enormous LCD Window with tall wide digits and bold information flags that are easy to identify. The LCD and keypad are backlit for best visibility at night
Supplied with 1650mAh Li-Ion Battery AC Charger and Cradle. The accessories supplied with the Standard Horizon HX280E are unmatched; a 1650mAh Li-Ion battery that will last over 13 hours (5/5/90) duty cycle when transmitting at 5W and a drop-in desktop charger to charge the radio from an AC outlet. *see 'How long will my battery last' in the download section.
IPX7 Submersible ( 1 Metre for 30 minutes) Engineered for unparallelled reliability, the HX280E is designed to survive submersion of 1 Metre for 30 minutes, The HX280E utilizes a high impact-resistant non corrosive case, display lens and waterproof gaskets.
Frequency Range (MHz)
156.025 MHz - 162.000 MHz (Marine Band)
± 5ppm ( -20oC ~ +60oC)
1.6A TX HI POWER 0.7A TX LO POWER
-20oC ~ +60oC
30 Minutes @ 1 Metre depth ( IPX7)
Case Size ( W x D x H)
56 x 133 x 27.5 mm
310 gm with FNB-V105Li
RF Output Power
1W / 5W @ 7.4V
less than 0.25µW
Double Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies (IF)
1st 10.7 MHz; 2nd 450 KHz
1µV for 20dB SINAD
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
12KHz/ 25KHz ( -6dB / -60dB)
700mW @16 Ohms for 10% THD (@7.4V)
HX280E Radio Transceiver
NC-90C/U Overnight Charger [-C for 230VAC Euro plug/-U for 230VAC UK Plug]
Dan Uren - 01/11/2011 "An excellent radio, its compact size, battery life, ease of use and ruggedness made this the obvious choice for keeping in my buoyancy aid pocket while sea kayaking. The speaker is loud and is clearly audible even when in my pocket, and having the radio on my person at all times is very reassuring. Recommended."
John Patrick Fallon - 12/16/2010 "This is a really excellent marine handheld in every way,rugged tough radio with great battery life.Very loud audio that can be heard under very noisy conditions..great channel scan and good long range over water..cant fault this handheld in any way and would recommend this radio to everyone."