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Old 01-24-2005, 04:43 PM
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Thumbs up Standard Horizon HS470S...

I've been carrying this in the YAK and on das boat (in the emergency bail-out bag) This is more than you need...multiple bands/submersible/whistles/bells...
If you're looking for a 20 mile range from a hand held you'll also want a helium tank and balloon to lift a copper wire antenna high into the sky...
Otherwise, it's a line of sight deal and 5-10 miles is about all you can expect on a good day...
I can monitor FM radio, VHF aircraft bands, and NOAA weather broadcasts...
Scans/Transmits on all marine and citizen band walk about frequencies...
The rechargable battery is fool proof and lasts a long time...
I'd do it again...
Standard Horizon makes a fine basic model for alot le$$...
Even less ca$h if you opt for the slightly larger older steam operated models!
You get what you pay for...do it right the first time, do it once!
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