From a selection of the latest kit in Yachting Monthly’s New Gear pages
This new VHF from Standard Horizon is small – 5.2cm x 9.5cm x 3.3cm (2.05inx 3.74in x 1.3in) – and weighing only 230g without the antenna it’s about the size of a standard pack of cards.
It has an easy-to-navigate menu and can save 10 channels as presets, as well as having CH16 available at the press of a button.
While it’s waterproof, the radio doesn’t float unless you opt for the SHC-29 floating case, which enlarges it.
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The radio has a battery-save function to give the most from its 7.4v lithium polymer battery, while the less battery-cautious owner can take advantage of the built-in FM radio.
The Standard Horizon HX40E costs £159 and is ava standardhorizon.co.uk