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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Standard Horizon HX370S Help

Reviews Summary for Standard Horizon HX370S
Standard Horizon HX370S Reviews: 5 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$140
Description: The HX370S is factory programmed with all USA, Canadian and
International and NOAA Weather channels. It also has the
capability to be programmed 40 Land Mobile Radio (LMR)
channels with CTCSS or DCS signaling by a Standard Horizon
dealer. These channels do require the appropriate FCC
Product is not in production.
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K7ZZY Rating: 5/5 Feb 22, 2012 19:35 Send this review to a friend
Nice handie  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Super nice handie, and great for the ham/boater.
K5CFW Rating: 5/5 Nov 3, 2009 19:31 Send this review to a friend
Very versatile  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I use it for 2m ham (wide, PL tones), marine (all pre-programmed) and Coast Guard Auxiliary (narrow, DCS). Works perfectly in all 3 modes. Feels solid. Holds charge for weeks. Also has a very sensitive WX band receiver. The programming cable for a VX-7, sold by RT Systems, works with the CE68 software.

The primary display is only 3 characters, and you have to be a little creative in your abbreviations. But there's a small scrolling 12 character display to remind you of what you meant when you programmed "An0" on the primary display.

As others have mentioned, the included accessories are worth a lot. As always, ditch the little rubber duckie and get a longer SMA 2-meter whip.

Recent internet price was $116, shipping included. It's truly a hidden gem of a bargain.
KF4URY Rating: 5/5 Aug 31, 2009 07:57 Send this review to a friend
Part 80 and 90 all in one, tough enough to drive nails with  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
First I'll give the cons....

It's not front panel programmable, which is part of being a part 90 certified non-Fed radio.

It does not have the external power jack as the ham cousin VX-170 has.

The pros....

You can use it as a hammer (I did once, drove a nail into a piece of wood once)

Waterproof as a duck's butt, perfect for those who do indeed use it for it's intended role of a marine-band HT.

Cost....If you add the costs of what it comes with (1400Mah NimH, AA case, two charging cables, drop in cradle) you're basically getting the radio for $20 or so. It uses all the accessories of the VX-170 as well.

If you have a need for a part 90 radio for business, public safety where you have no choice but to supply your own radio, etc, this allows you to be a very cost-effective way of being on the air.

A tip for lower cost, if you do not need CTCSS/DCS or the 12 segment scrolling alpha display, pick up the HX270S which has been seen as much as $40 less than the average HX370S prices.

VE9OR Rating: 5/5 Nov 3, 2008 17:28 Send this review to a friend
Excellent value and multi-use radio  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Comments nice solid radio, battery lasts for about 24 hours if not too long winded, sensitive receiver, excellent range, free accessories worth almost as much as radio, legal for commercial use. We purchased over a dozen for our SAR group and they work well. You should speak about 2 inches from the mike as its designed for a noisy environment such as on a ship or with kids in the car. Mike jack is also programming jack. If you travel a lot and access a number of repeaters with PL you may want to have the programming kit handy. For use with mobile antenna get a SMA male to BNC or SO-239 adapter, preferably the type with the flat bottom as seen on eBay.

Here are the specs on the Standard Horizon HX370S Transceiver
Same company as Vertex Standard and Yaesu of Japan
40 Channels - Land (LMR) or Ham TX/RX Simplex or Duplex (any split)
120 Channels Marine Transmit (88) plus International
240 Channels Marine Receive (156 158.975 and 160.60 163.575 MHz)
10 Channels Weather Receive (VHF)
3 Marine Modes USA, International and Canadian
Covers VHF 137 to 174 MHz including 2 meter band.
CTCSS (PL Tones) TX and/or RX and DCS
Wide and Narrow Deviation (FM) as needed

Included accessories
CD-26 cradle, NC-88B AC charger, E-DC-19A DC plug, belt clip,
FNB-83 battery NiMH (1400 mAh), FBA-25A alkaline pack (6 AA),

Optional accessories
Programming Software CE68
Programming Cable CT-111 (VX-170 cable also works)
VAC-370 rapid charger, Scramble option FVP-31,
CT-32 clone cable, VC-24 VOX headset, also VC-27,
Speaker Mikes CMP460, MH-57, CAW230 RF adapter for SMA.
Various antennas i.e. ATV-10A, Radio case from Flyer Products.

Programmable settings -
Automatic Transmitter Identification System (ATIS) Radio ID (10 digit)
Scan delay and type scroll or last active display
Display channel description or frequency
Beep, Light and Dual Watch settings
Priority channels, Time Out, TX enable settings
Power H/M/L 5, 2.5, 1 watt output
Submersible 3 feet (1m) for 30 minutes if properly sealed
Large display, LED for SOS (white) or TX (red) / RX (green)
Squelch button below PTT set 0 15
Lock keys press H/L for 2 seconds
Menu setting press Sql and turn on
Other keys Scan, Mem, Preset, WX, Up/Down
KI4IYA Rating: 5/5 Oct 11, 2008 14:26 Send this review to a friend
Great Waterproof Radio  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I purchased one of these to address my needs as a paddling ham.. 1 radio ham and marine frequencies..
I added a ham tuned sma antenna to it ditching the factory rubber duck .
Now I have the same radio in my life jacket , public service events , backyard and anywhere I need a waterproof 2m rig ..
From life jacket to rainy qso .. just what i needed

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