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SVB price: €235.25
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€235.25 This is a NET-price excluding German VAT. Shipments to countries outside of the EU may be subject to import duties and taxes.
Available variants:
Item no.
Model no.
STANDARD HORIZON - Handheld radio HX890
Radio Type
Handheld radio
AIS receiver
Battery capacity
1800 mAh
Max. operating time
11 h
Charging options
Charging cradle (12 / 230 V)
ARC approved
Yes, mandatory

Product details

VHF handheld radio with integrated GPS receiver. A robust and ergonomic housing design and a 2.3" display ensure outstanding user comfort. Two integrated scrambler systems guarantee even safer communication on the water. With the built-in FM radio receiver, you can listen to your favourite FM radio stations at your leisure. The HX890E also features a day and night mode and a group monitor function with DSC group position tracking. Furthermore, the HX890E is waterproof (IPX8), floatable and with a long-life Li-Ion battery (1800 mAh), it will give you up to 11 hours of operating time. Colour: Black.

  • Output power: 1W, 2W and 6W adjustable
  • Floats on water surface, waterproof to IPX8
  • Integrated 66-channel GPS receiver, various waypoint options
  • DSC functions
  • Dual Watch and Triple Watch function
  • 2 built-in scrambler systems - CVS2500A with 4 codes and FVP-42 with 32 codes
  • 700 mW loud audio and noise cancelling function on TX / RX audio
  • FM radio receiver
  • Automatic MOB flash function with water contact
  • Dimensions: 66 x 138 x 38 mm

  • Li-ion battery pack 1800mAh
  • AC charging cradle
  • DC charging cable with cig. socket plug
  • Antenna
  • USB cable
  • Ferrite core
  • Belt clip
  • Wrist strap

Programming notes

This device has to be programmed with your personal data, such as MMSI and/or ATIS numbers. You may carry out programming of MMSI and ATIS numbers yourself. Relevant instructions can be found in the manual.

As an alternative, we can carry out programming for a programming fee.

The device is supplied with programming of channel groups DSC, International (INT) and ATIS (ATIS). Switching to the inland channel group (ATIS) is possible.

Please enter your MMSI / ATIS number in the 'comment' field during your order or fill out our datasheet for programming VHF radios and send it to:

If additional channels (e.g. Dutch channels 30, 31 and 37) are to be programmed, we charge a programming fee.

ATTENTION: The use of hand-held radios in inland waterway traffic is only permitted to a limited extent. Please follow the inland navigation regulations in your area.

The application for MMSI and ATIS numbers can be found under Service/Downloads.


en-flag Brochure
PDF, 4,58 MB
en-flag Certificate
PDF, 59,10 KB
en-flag Manual
PDF, 54,23 MB
de-flag Manual
PDF, 53,88 MB
es-flag Manual
PDF, 53,90 MB
Item no.: 98493
fr-flag Manual
PDF, 53,93 MB

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7 customer reviews

4 (out of 7 ratings)
2 Stars
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  • Range of functions (2)
  • Noise reduction (1)
  • Price/performance ratio (2)
  • Sound quality (1)
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TG3 A.
by TG3 A. Flag of Sweden 7/19/2019 Verified purchase
Best handheld VHF
A very nice update of the previous model (HX870), especially with the updated firmware that now includes the DSC Position request call.
Also likes the new display format.
Simon S.
by Simon S. Flag of Austria 7/13/2023 Verified purchase
primarily for port registrations
  • Advantages
  • Battery capacity
  • Operation
  • Range of functions
  • Noise reduction
  • Price/performance ratio
  • Sound quality
Martin C.
by Martin C. Flag of Germany 7/27/2021 Verified purchase
I am impressed by the many interesting technical possibilities
After I got to grips with the German Engl. Manual and have used, tried and tested the handheld radio HX890E, I am very impressed by how many possibilities this device not only offers for radio, but also for navigation! The GPS receiver works precisely (if you should sit in a life raft with it, you can also give your exact position). COG, SOG and ALT are also displayed! Countless waypoints can be saved and controlled! With it you can navigate completely in an emergency! The radio transmission is clear, as is the reception. Important for use in the inland area in the HX890E you can save the ATIS number (and the DSC number for the sea) yourself! The buttons are easy to use. and changing settings (such as squelch strength) is very easy. It gave me a lot of pleasure to get to know the many possibilities that I cannot list here. The HX890E is not a slim device, but it still sits comfortably in the hand and has its place on the navigation table.
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Technical question

User image of Peter W.
Peter W. asked
on May 6, 2021
Flag of English Is it possible to use channels L1, L2 and L3 in the Standard Horizion 890E VHF ?
User image of Cristiano P.
Cristiano P. answered
on May 8, 2021
Yes it does have those channels, you should configure the radio for the Sweden region and those channels will become visible.
User image of Dariusz B.
Dariusz B. asked
on Jun 8, 2023
Flag of English Does it have UK type of the electric socket plug?
User image of Sven W.
Sven W. answered
on Jun 9, 2023
Dear Dariusz, there is No UK socket Plug included. But there is one as a Accessories. You will get a Offer for this. Yours SVB-team.