Uniden Atlantis 270 replaced the popular Atlantis 250 handle marine radio. Having mostly the same specifications, this is a good radio for anyone who is looking for a budget VHF radio. The power output has been increased to 6 Watts, providing a slightly stronger signal (you can still regulate output - choose 1/2.5 or 6 watts). There is a shortcut key "BOOST" which basically enables full 6 Watt power output for a short time.
Dual and Triple operation allows you to monitor up to 2 Coast Guard/Hailing channels plus a regular marine channel (pretty standard these days). All NOAA channels are also available on this radio.
Another difference between this radio and the discontinued Atlantic 250 is the upgraded body that is now rated JIS7/IPX7 - it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
The addition of squelch feature enables to filter some background noise, but be careful with it, since you may not hear weak signals (they will be filtered out).
Overall, this is a good handheld radio with a good battery life, easy to read display and all the basic filters included. It lacks GPS, and is rather large. For those people who desire some high end features like GPS, look into the Standard Horizon HX870 which is one of our favorites handheld radios.
Some of the features include:
- 6 watt VHF Select between 1, 2.5, and 6 Watts for short and long range communication
- 9 weather channels
- USA/Internationa/Canada Channels
- Submersiable to 1 meter for 30 minutes
- Button Key Lock
- Channel Scan/Memory Scan
- LCD Display
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion 1100mAh battery
- Instant Channel 16/9
- 120v/12v Charger Included
- Reasonably Priced
- Dimensions - 5.35 x 2.44 x 1.53 inches
- Good power output
- IPX7 water protection
- Squelch level
- Easy to read display
- No built in GPS