Standard Horizon HX890E VHF Radio (Navy Blue)

Standard Horizon HX890E VHF Radio (Navy Blue)


The Standard Horizon HX890 is a leading device for Class-H DSC and GPS Marine Communications. The new ergonomic design has built a VHF handheld with the most advanced features.

Standard Horizon HX890E VHF Radio (Navy Blue)

Frequently Bought Together



Standard Horizon HX890E is a handheld VHF device with GPS capability allowing you to transmit your co-ordinates in a DSC distress call or navigate to a waypoint.

This easy to operate device is buoyant and upon contact with water the radio's strobe light will automatically activate to allow the user to recover the device more easily. No matter whether the device is powered on or off this function will helpfully activate.

The HX890 is for use in Europe, Asia and Australia. 

HX890E Key Features: 

Durable Design

The HX890E is engineered to be rugged and reliable, and innovative. The rounded case designed provides easy front panel operation whilst meets a professional grade construction for operation in harsh environments. Additionally, the HX890E is able to float and designed to survive submersion with an IPX8 water resistant rating - allowing the handheld to be in 1.5m for up to 30 minutes and remain operational.

Calling Functions

This Standard Horizon VHF handheld is capable of Digital Selective Calling (DSC). Through Class-H operation, this handhel permits continious reception of DSC functions on channel 70, concurrent with reception of radio calls on the audio channels. 

Group Monitor is another calling feature of the HX890E, as it utilises the Digital Selective Calling (DSC) of the handheld to Group Call and Auto Position Polling to display group member locations. 

Extended Range

This HX890E marine VHF extends their range to a full 6W of transmit power. However, to maximise battery life there are selectable 2W and 1W settings.  

GPS Receiver

The HX890E has a built-in integrated 66 Channel WAAS GPS receiver. The device is able to log positions that enables the recording and logging of GPS location information at periodic intervals. 

Distress Alert

Upon activation, the distress alert transmits the latitude and longitude of a vessel. This VHF handheld is able to transmit and receive DSC distress messages. 

Also, the HX890E features a water activated strobe light that will turn white when in contact with water. This feature assist with locating the radio in low light conditions and even operates even when the radio is off! Another key emergency feature is the Man Overboard (MOB) location recording capability, enabling the position to be reported for navgiation of the exact location. 


The HX890E has a large full-dot matrix display, with wide digits and bold information flags to improve visibility in any conditions. Also, the Selectable Display Mode enabling Day and Night mode allows improved visibility at night, by inverting the black and white dots of the display from the Day mode.


Waypoint navigation allows the HX890E to set 1 to 30 waypoints to create a new route and store up to 250 waypoints for navigation using the compass page. The compass page screen enables overall positioning at glance as well as indicates distance and direction to the destination. 

The Standard Horizon HX890E Package includes:

  • HX890 Transceiver
  • CAT480 Antenna
  • SBR-13Li 7.4v 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack
  • SBH-32 Charger Cradle for HX890E
  • E-DC-19A DC Cable with 12V DC Cigarette Lighter plug for SBH-32
  • SBT-13 Alkaline Battery Case for 5 x AAA Dry cell Batteries (Not Included)
  • Clip-22 Belt Clip
  • Hand Strap
  • T9101648 USB Cable (Type USB A plug to USB Type B Plug)

For more information, download the Standard Horizon HX890E Brochure.

Read More
Read Less


General Specifications
Dimensions 6.6 x 13.8 x 3.8 cm
Weight 310g
Frequency Range

TX: 156.025MHz - 161.600MHz

RX: 156.050MHz - 163.275MHz

(USA/International, including WX channels)

Operating Battery Life

Up to 11 Hours, with 1800mAh high-capacity Li-ion batteries (included)

Channel Spacing 25kHz 
Operating Temperature -20°C to +60°C
Waterproof Rating IPX8 (1.5m for 30 minutes)
Receiver Channels 66 Channels
Key Features
Automtically poll GPS positions of ships using DSC 
Individual Calling, Group Calling and Test Calling 
DSC Beep and Selectable Call Ringer Time 
Preset key used to recall up to 10 favourite channels 
CH16/S Quick Access (S: Sub-channel) 
Water Activated Strobe Light
MOB Location and Navigation System
Selectable Day and Night Display Mode
Waypoint Navigation
Accessories included
CAT460 Antenna
Li-ion Battery Pack
SBH-32 Charger Cradle
SAD-25 AC Adapter for SBH-32
DC Cable with 12V Cigarette lighter
SBT-13 Alkaline Battery Case
Clip-22 Belt Clip
USB Cable
Hand Strap
We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. Read about how we use cookies in our Privacy Policy. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies. privacy policy

Your cart

Wish Lists