That is quite a difference eh, Larks.Surely one must be able to attain those same reaches of tranmission with an handheld connected to an external, mast mounted aerial, (or antenna for the Americans), which is what I have in mind.
Originally Posted by Larks
This is what I have.
MULTI-BAND POWERHOUSE WITH 1700mAh LI-ION BATTERY!
- DSC Distress with GPS position
- GPS NMEA input
- AM/FM and aircraft band receive
- Speaker microphone jack
- 700mW Loud speaker audio
- Large volume control knob
- NOAA Weather alert
- Selectable 5/2.5 and 1W transmit power output
- IPX7 Submersible to 3 Feet for 30 minutes
- Supplied with 1700mAh Li-Ion battery, AC and DC chargers with cradle
- Programmable scanning and Dual watch
- SOS Strobe Light
- Voice scrambler capable
- Case size: 2.3”W x 4.09”H x 1.2”
DSC Distress with GPS Position
The HX600S-Li submersible radio is capable of being connected to a GPS through the charging cradle, which allows DSC distress calls to be sent with your vessels position, a handy feature if you have to get off your vessel in a hurry.Unique SOS Strobe light
In an emergency, the unique super bright LED distress strobe light, blinks internationally recognized SOS to visually signal another vessel.Unique Audio Tone Control
The submersible HX600S produces 700mW (loud) of speaker audio output with Audio (bass and treble) Tone Control so you can hear communications even in the noisiest of environments.AM/FM and Airband recieve
Advanced receiver capabilities allow you to listen to FM music stations, AM broadcast band and Aeronautical bands.Included accessories
Supplied with a high-capacity non-memory 1700mAh Litium-Ion battery, AC and DC charger with drop-in cradleAdditional features
Dedicated 16/9 key, user changeable channel names, NOAA weather channels with Alert, dual watch, tri-watch, programmable and priority scanning to keep you on top of what is happening on the water. Speaker microphones, headset and optional voice scrambler are an available options.