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Uniden Atlantis 250 – Budget Handheld Marine Radio

Uniden Atlantis 250 handheld vhf radio
Uniden Atlantis 250 handheld vhf radio

Uniden is well known name among communication device manufacturers and has a full line of VHF handheld and fixed mount marine radios.

Uniden Atlantis 250 was introduced in 2011 and have proven to be a decent choice among budget marine radios. This particular radio does not have high end features found in more expensive radios, but what it does have is a strong reception and signal transmitting (thanks to the switchable 1/5watts power output), rugged waterproof construction, all NOAA weather channels with weather alert to keep you safe, as well as a 10 hour batter life from NiMH battery pack. You will stay always connected thanks to the 16/9 triple watch.

The Uniden Atlantis 250 has since been replaced with Uniden Atlantis 270 - Read review HERE.

Some of the features include:

    • 5 watt VHF Select between 1 and 5 Watts for short and long range communication
    • All NOAA weather channels
    • USA/Internationa/Canada Channels
    • JIS4 Waterproofing
    • Instant Channel 16/9/Triple Watch
    • Channel Scan/Memory Scan
    • Backlit LCD Display and Backlit Keyboard
    • NiMH and Alkaline Battery 
    • Instant Channel 16/9
    • Tri-Watch
    • Waterproof
    • 120v/12v Charger Included
    • Memory Channel Scan
    • Reasonably Priced
    • Limited 3 Year Warranty
    • Dimensions - 3 x 2 x 6 inches

    • Strong and solid communication 
    • Inexpensive
    • Backlit Display Display
    • 16/9 Tri watch
    • Reliable
    • Not submersible 

This radio has been discontinued, please go to UNIDEN Atlantis 270 page.

Icom M36 01 Floating Handheld 6W Marine Radio with Clear Voice Audio

Icom M36 01 VHF handheld radio review

The Icom M36 is a floating 6 watt Marine Radio with clear voice audio. This radio also comes with a 3 year warranty as many radios do. This is a middle of the pack radio that is not the cheapest radio nor the most expensive with a decent selection of features that make it a good choice for your average boater who goes out on the weekend and needs a reliable marine radio.

Some of the features include:

  • 6 watt VHF Select between 1, 3, and 6 Watts for short and long range communication
  • Noice Canceling Microphone
  • Reasonably Priced
  • Instant Loud Feature
  • Dual Watch Scan Functions
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty

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.

  • 4.5 out of 5 Stars
  • 44 Total Customer reviews
  • 75% of Customers Rated the Radio 5 Stars
  • Very Loud 
  • Extra long battery life
  • Reliable
  • Range was not along as expected
  • No Car/boat charger
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If you have bought or used this radio please feel free to leave a comment with your experience below to help others who may have questions.