Standard Horizon HX150

Last updated on September 18, 2022

Standard Horizon HX150 VHF marine radio

Besides making some of the best feature packed handheld and fixed mount marine radios, Standard Horizon also designs and manufactures entry level/budget radios. HX150 and the Standard Horizon HX210 are great examples of a compact handheld marine radio that provides good quality communications and decent battery life.

This would be a good VHF marine radio for kayak fishing or other activities where you don't want to carry too much weight and may not need GPS function (if you do, get the Standard Horizon HX870). This radio is floating and submersible (rated IPX7). Compact designs allows it to be stored in smaller compartments and pockets. The radio's power is variable, so if you want to preserve battery life, switch to 1W mode, and if you are further away and need a stronger reception - 5W mode is there for you.

Operating this radio is straight forward. It has a decent size LCD screen, 16/9 dedicated key, preset buttons, key lock etc. Overall, this is a great little radio. It is comparable to Uniden MHS75, but there are a few differences. Let's take a look at them:

Standard Horizon HX150

Standard Horizon HX150 VHF marine radio
  • 1 or 5 Watts
  • Submersible IPX7
  • Floating
  • Tri-watch
  • 1030 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • AC Wall charger with charging cradle
  • W2.4" x H5x3" x D1.5"
  • 8.3 oz

Uniden MHS75

Uniden MHS75 VHF radio
  • 1, 2.5 or 5 Watts
  • Submersible IPX8
  • Floating
  • Quad Watch Plus
  • 1040 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • DC Charger
  • W2.49" x H4.57" x D1.53"
  • 10.2 oz
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