Standard Horizon HX870 Floating 6W Handheld VHF with Internal GPS

Standard Horizon HX870 marine radio review

The Standard Horizon HX870 is a 6 watt floating VHF Marine radio with internal GPS. The Radio also meets ITU-R M493 Class D DSC and has a noise canceling function. This is a higher end Marine Radio that caters to serious boaters who want not only a radio but also a GPS function.

Some of the features include:

  • Floating with 6 Watts of Power
  • Internal GPS
  • Separate Receiver for CH70
  • Noise-canceling For both transmitting and receiving audio
  • Integrated  66 Channel WAAS GPS Receiver
  • USB Support
  • Strobe Function
  • Submersible
  • Waypoint navigation
  • MOB Function
  • Dimensions - 9.5 x 3.5 x 7.5 in.

But what do actual users say about this radio? Are they actually happy with their purchase? Let’s find out the pros, cons and what reviewers are saying about this radio. Below are the most common pros and cons that people have stated in their reviews on Amazon.

  • 4.4 out of 5 Stars
  • 127 Total Customer reviews
  • 71% of Customers Rated the Radio 5 Stars
  • Large Display
  • High End Marine Radio For Serious Boaters
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof
  • White LED Illumination is not great
  • Rather Large
  • Higher cost
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Armond on \"Kerry Deare\"
Armond on \"Kerry Deare\"
I was a 100% Icom user for many years, but have been using only Standard Horizon gear for quite some time now. Currently I use a fixed DSC radio, and HX270 handheld, and an HX870 handheld. I bought into the Standard system based on Practical Sailor and a number of other information sources, and I have never regretted the decision. In particular, the HX870 with GPS, DSC, and a few other features and options seems to meet just about all the needs one might have for both domestic and international use. Particularly useful to me is the ability to program… Read more »