Compare VHF Marine Radios Side by Side

Compare VHF Marine Radios – Detailed Chart

Sometimes making the right choice when there are so many things to consider can be difficult. You really have to take a look at what specs and features matter to you. To help you with that, we put together a side by side marine VHF radios comparison chart.

Compare Fixed Mount VHF Radios

The below comparison chart will help you find the best fixed mount marine radio based on the features you want. Please note that prices and/or ratings may have changed since our review.

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VHF Radio Model


Standard Horizon GX 1300W VHF marine radio review
Fixed mount two way marine radio Uniden UM380
Icom IC-M506 Marine radio
ICOM IC-M324G marine radio

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Best overall
best entry level
Best value

GPS

No

Yes

Yes

No

External

Yes

Waterproof

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Floats

No

No

No

No

No

No

Weather Band

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Watts

1W & 25W

1W & 25W

1W & 25W

1W & 25W

1W & 25W

1W & 25W

Noise Canceling

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

AIS Receiver

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Compatible

NMEA

NMEA 0183

NMEA 0183

NMEA 0183

NMEA 0183

NMEA 2000

NMEA 0183

Colors

White/Black

White/Black

White/Black

White/Black

Black

White/Black

Warranty

3 years

3 years

3 years

1 year

3 years

3 years

Prime Eligible

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

# of Reviews

36

82

29

350

6

7

Weight (lbs)

1.91

2

3.2

3.3

3.1

2.6

Dimensions

6.1"W x 2.36"H x 5.91"D

5.9"W x 3.4"H x 3.6"D

7.1"W x 3.1"H x 6.3"D

6.5"W x 2.95H x 5.08"D

7"W x 4.5"H x 4.5"D

7.1W x 3.2"H x 4.7"D

Compare Handheld VHF Radios

The below comparison chart will help you find the best handheld marine VHF radio based on the features you want. Please note that prices and/or ratings may have changed since our review.

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VHF Radio Model

Uniden MHS75 VHF radio
Standard Horion HX300 handheld VHF radio review
Standard Horizon HX870 marine radio review
Icom M36 01 VHF handheld radio review
Icom IC-M73 radio

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Best value
best entry level
Best overall

GPS

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Waterproof

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Floats

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Weather Band

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Watts

6/3/1 W

5/2.5/1 W

5/1 W

6/2/1 W

6/2/1 W

6/3/1 W

Noise Canceling

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Prime Eligible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

# of Reviews

109

593

63

165

48

41

Weight (g)

272g

290g

240g

322g

295g

320g

Dimensions

W2.66" x H4.75" x 2.09"

W2.49" x H4.57" x D1.53"

W 2.3” x H 5” x D 1.3”

W 2.44" x H 5.43" x D 1.69"

W2.7/16" x H5 1/2" x D1 11/16"

W2.07 "x H4.92" x D1.18"