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Submersible 5 Watt Marine VHF (Discontinued)
No ordinary portable Marine VHF, the HX260S is the least expensive 5 Watt portable available today. Add a combination of features and accessories not available in any other product in its price range and you have what is the best value in it's class.
SUBMERSIBLEThe HX260S utilizes a high impact non-corrosive case, display lens, waterproof gasketing and PCB's protected with HumiSeal® moisture barrier. Engineered for unparalleled reliability, the HORIZON HX260S exceeds submersions of 3' for 30 minutes.PRACTICAL BATTERY OPTIONSAn alkaline battery tray and a large 750mAh NiCad is standard equipment with the HX260S. The NiCad provides an 8-hour duty cycle between charges. Additionally, an easy to see battery shaped flag on the LCD works like a dynamic "gas gauge" indicating battery time remaining.ESSENTIAL OPERATIONAL FEATURESThe HX260S has an enormous LCD window with tall, wide digits and bold information flags that are easy to read and identify. Both the LCD and keypad are backlit for best visibility at night.BUILT BETTER, BACKED BETTERBecause the HX260S is built better its backed better. If the Horizon HX260S VHF radio fails for any reason including water damage, during normal use in the first three years Standard will repair or replace (determined by STANDARD HORIZON service center) it free, without hassle or charges...period! If it fails thereafter in normal use for as long as the original purchases owns it the HX260S is covered by Standard's unique Lifetime Flat Rate Service Program.
Model Antennas & Adapters CAT350 Rubber Duck Antenna CAW350 3 Antenna Adapter to Ship s Antenna Batteries & Trays CBT260 Alkaline Battery Tray CNB260 7.2 V 750mAh NiCad Battery Battery Chargers CMC240 12 VDC Wall Charger CWC150K 220 VAC Wall Charger CWC260 120 VAC Wall Charger Cases & Belt Clips LCC250 Black Leather Case MCC250 Black Nylon Case MCC350 Black Neoprene Case
Marine \ Owners Manuals \ VHF Handheld
HX260S Owners Manual ( 182.30 KB )
Is there an adapter to connect the antenna jack to a fixed mounted antenna? Yes, the accessory is called a CAW350. It consists of 3' foot of RG-58 coaxial cable with a stud connector that connects to the HX260S and a SO-239 that connects to the ships antenna. I cannot change channels on the radio. The radio has a function called Key Lock. Pressing and holding the button on the left side of the radio that has a key symbol operates this feature. If the LCD on the radio has a key symbol, the radio is in the key lock mode and this key must be held until the symbol is removed. The unit is locked up and the key lock is not on. Try resetting the microprocessor by turning the unit off, then press and hold the WX and SCAN key while turning the radio back on. I plug the charger in but I do not get any indication that the radio is charging. The HX260S comes with a 110VAC wall charger. There is no red LED on the charger. In order to charge the radio simply plug the charger into the wall outlet, and plug the other end into the charging jack on the back of the battery. If the battery is completely drained it will take approximately 15 hours to reach a full charge. How do I find the battery charge status? The radio has approximately 12 hours of battery life. If you push the PTT switch on the radio you will get a low bat indicator when 15% battery capacity is remaining. The radio says submersible, what does that mean? All of our submersible radios meet the JIS7 waterproofing standard. This means the radios were tested to withstand being submersed to 3 feet for 30 minutes.
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