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Standard Horizon GX6500 Fixed Mount VHF Radio

PROs:

  • High-resolution, backlit LCD display
  • Soft touch programmable keys and a large rotary knob for easy channel selection
  • Optional RAM4 remote microphones available

CONs:

  • Does not contain an internal splitter, you will have to install two antennas (one for VHF, one for AIS)

Standard Horizon CPN700i /CPN1010i Chartplotter

PROs:

  • Supports a XM Weather Receiver
  • USB connection supports a memory stick
  • Pair with iOS devices using free Plan2Nav app

CONs:

  • Tilt, rotate and chart keys requires upgrade of C-Map 4D

Standard Horizon CP1010i Multifunction Display

PROs:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows full internet access on the display, from any Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Pre-loaded C-Map Coastal Charts for North America and surrounding areas
  • VHF DSC calling and polling on screen

CONs:

  • Web browsing only possible when the machine is not in navigation mode
  • Wide screen helps with side by side windows but compromises the full screen chart and radar display

Standard Horizon GX 1700 VHF Radio

PROs:

  • Internal 12 channel GPS antenna and built-in GPS
  • GPS compass display
  • Ability to enter, save, and navigate up to 100 manually entered waypoints

CONs:

  • Can only be installed where VHF radio has good reception to a GPS satellite constellation
  • Uses NMEA 0183 to network the radio

Standard Horizon HX851 Hand Held VHF with GPS

PROs:

  • 6 Watt DSC radio
  • Floating submersible radio (IP-X7)
  • Water activated SOS strobe light

CONs:

  • Screen on the small side for waypoint navigation
  • NMEA 0183 only available when attached to base unit

Standard Horizon Matrix AIS VHF

PROs:

  • 80dB commercial grade DSC radio
  • Built-in dual channel AIS receivers
  • Requires only one VHF antenna

CONs:

  • Some AIS/DSC features require GPS input
  • Units AIS display limited to 10 targets
  • Larger than most standard VHF only radios
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