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Old 05-18-2016, 10:37 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Drake View Post
Standard Horizon HX 870. Floats, strobe, gps, dot matrix display.
I have the 871, which I think is the current designation, but includes DSC calling. We use it (actually, we like and use it so much, we have three of them) to communicate with our jet skis, dinghy, and (where legal) people on shore. Oftentimes the user has little familiarity with boats and radios, so the DSC feature makes it real easy to hail them -- no need for anyone to monitor 16.

Speaking of ditch bags, get a battery pack and seal up some alkaline batteries so you never have to worry about running out of juice in an emergency.
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