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HX870E E2O (Easy to Operate) DSC handheld
Building on the success of the HX851, Standard Horizon introduces a whole new level in safety and performance in a marine floating handheld VHF/GPS. The HX870S FLOATING CLASS D DSC VHF handheld features a 66-channel WAAS GPS receiver allowing the radio to transmit a DSC distress call with your vessels position or navigate to a waypoint. The new Oversized full dot matrix LCD (1.7” (W) x 1.7” (H) or 2.3” diagonal) and Easy to Operate Icon/Menu System makes this the most intuitive handheld on the market: DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint and route navigation, navigation to DSC distress call can all be performed with just a few simple steps making the HX870 perfect for everyday use or adding to your ditch bag. The radio is designed to be a work horse, starting with the die-cast chassis and the IPX8 submersible waterproof rating of 4.92 feet for 30 minutes, to the 6 Watts of transmit power and the long lasting 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery. The HX870 is also capable of entering and saving up to 200 waypoints and 20 routes, which may be selected for navigating to via the radios unique compass page which shows your vessels SOG, COG, BRG (Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint. The compass page can also display the position of up to 9 vessels in proximity to you via the new GM (Group Monitoring) feature. Advanced features include: Full dot matrix display with channel names, Position request and Position report, 10 channel preset key selection, USB Data Port, GPS Position Logger, water activated SOS strobe light (the radio will turn on and flash SOS even if dropped in the water while the radio is turned off), NOAA Weather with Weather Alert, programmable Memory and Priority Scan, Dual and Tri Watch scan functions. The HX870 is supplied with a high capacity1800 mAh Li-Ion Battery, 110VAC and 12VDC 3-hour quick chargers, and an Alkaline Battery Tray (AAAx5).  The HX870 is backed by an industry leading 3-year waterproof warranty.


Easy to Operate Icon/Menu System

Forget about trying to memorize the owners manual. A brand new Easy to Operate Menu system makes this the most intuitive handheld on the market. DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint and route navigation, navigation to DSC distress call can all be performed with just a few simple steps.

GM (Group Monitor) using DSC Group Position Call

This new ADVANCED feature allows you to continuously track and display position information of up to 9 pre-selected vessels. Their position information is displayed on the compass page relative to your location on the display.

Water Activated Emergency Strobe Light

If the radio falls in the water an emergency strobe light is automatically activated, even when the unit is turned off!!! The strobe can be reconfigured to flash on and off, flash SOS, or set to stay on continuously.

Integrated 66 Channnel WAAS GPS receiver

A highly sensitive 66 channel WAAS GPS receiver allows the HX870 to lock on to a position quickly and accurately. With position information displayed clearly on the display the user will be able to share position information using DSC and navigate to waypoints using the waypoint navigation feature of the radio.

Oversized full dot matrix display

The HX870 boasts one of the largest displays in a hand held VHF radio. Measuring 1.7" wide by 1.7" tall, or 2.3" diagonal. With a larger display, greater (dot matrix) resolution, and a super bright backlight there will be no mistaking the information displayed on the face of the radio day or night.



Frequency Range Transmitter     156.025 MHz - 157.425 MHz 
  Receiver          156.050 MHz - 162.000 MHz
Channel Spacing 25KHz
Frequency Stability  ±3 ppm (−15 °C to +55 °C)
Emission Types 16K0G3E for Voice, 16K0G2B for DSC
Antenna Impedance  50 Ω
Supply Voltage 7.4V DC, Negative Ground (Battery Terminal)
Current Consumption                         330 mA (Receive)
  100 mA (Standby, GPS On)
  60 mA (Standby, GPS Off)
  1.6 A / 1.0 A / 0.7 A
  (TX: 6W / 2W / 1W)
Operating Temperature −15 °C to +55 °C
DSC Individual Directory Store up to 100
DSC GRop Directory

Store up to 20

DSC Format ITU-R M.493-13
Case size (W x H x D) 62 mm x 138 mm x 43 mm
  (w/o knob & antenna)
Weight 322g
RF Power Output .6 W (HI) / 2 W (MEDIUM) / 1 W (LOW) (@7.4 V)
MOdulation Type Variable Reactance
Maximium Deviation .±5 kHz
Spurious Emission −75 dBc typical
Microphone Impedance  2 kΩ

RECEIVER (for Voice and Data)

Circuit Type Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequency for Voice 1st: 38.85 MHz
  2nd: 450 kHz
  for DSC 1st: 30.4 MHz
  2nd: 450 kHz
Sensitivity for Voice 0.25 μV for 12 dB SINAD
  for DSC 0.5 μV for 12 dB SINAD
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 70 dB typical
Intermodulation 70 dB typical
Hum & Noise Ratio 40 dB
Selectivity 12 kHz / 25 kHz (−6 dB / −60 dB)
AF Output (Internal Speaker only) 700 mW @16 Ω for 10 % THD (@7.4 V)


Receiver Channels

66 Channels

Sensitivity Less than -147dBm
Time to First Fix 1Min Typical (@ Cold Start)
  5 Sec typical (@Warn Start)
Geodatic Datum WGS84

NMEA Output

NMEA 0183 Output Sentences (9600 baud) DSC,DSE,GGA,GLL, RMC,GSA,GSV
Package Contents

HX870 Transceiver
CAT460 Aerial
SBR-13Li 7.4v 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack
SBH-12 Charger Cradle for HX870E 
SAD-11C 230V Wall Charge for SBH-12
E-DC-19A DC Cable with 12V DC Cigarette Lighter plug for SBH-12
SBT-13 Alkaline Battery Case for 5 x AAA Dry cell Batteries ( not Supplied)
Clip-22 Belt Clip
YS-05-01 Hand Strap
T9101606 USB Cable ( Type USB A plug to USB Type B Plug
Ferrite Core
Owners Manual
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