Table 1: Specs for Handheld VHF radios

Table 1: Specs for Handheld VHF radios
Make/Model Dimensions (inches) Waterproof Rating Alkaline-Battery Capable Battery Type/Capacity (milliampere hours) Price/Warranty (years)
Garmin 725 5.5 h., 2.0 w., 1.3 d. IPX-7 (submersible) Yes Nicad/n.a. $240/3
Icom IC-M1V 5.2 h., 2.1 w., 1.2 d. JIS-7 (submersible) No Li-Ion/1,600 $290/3
Icom M-3A 5.5 h., 2.2 w., 1.7 d. JIS-4 (water-resistant) Yes Nicad/n.a. $150/3
Raymarine 100 5.6 h., 2.3 w., 1.6 d. CFR 46 (waterproof) Yes Nicad/600 $190/3
Raymarine 102 5.6 h., 2.35 w., 1.6 d. CFR 46 (submersible) Yes Nicad/600 $230/3
Simrad HT-50 5.75 h., 2.75 w., 1.5 d. IPX-7 (waterproof) No NiMh/n.a./1200 $360/ 2 (parts) 1 (labor)
Si-Tex Micro-90 5.7 h., 2.26 w., 1.34 d. Not waterproof No Nicad/n.a. $300/2
ShakespeareSE-700 5.6 h., 2.5 w., 1.4 d. JIS-4 (waterproof) Yes NiMH/1,300 $190/3
Standard Horizon HX 260S 5.3 h., 2.4 w., 1.6 d. JIS-7 (submersible) Yes Nicad/750 $180/3
Standard Horizon HX 350S 5.5 h., 2.3 w., 1.5 d. JIS-7 (submersible) Yes Nicad/1,100 $250/3
Standard Horizon HX 460S 3.5 h., 2.5 w., 1.2 d. JIS-7 (submersible) Yes Li-Ion/1,100 $300/3
Uniden HH 955 6.6 h., 2.2 w., 1.8 d. Not waterproof Yes Not provided/Will operate on either AA or rechargeable nicad cells $130/3