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HX870 VS HX890 DSC Question

jviss

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Feb 5, 2004
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Tartan 3800 Westport, MA
So, the intended use is not apropos to radio selection? Asking the purpose of the radio is entirely appropriate to this, as evidenced by the doc you link!

By the way, I am not aware that you are the arbiter of appropriate content on this forum. If you don't like it, just don't read it.
 

Ward H

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Nov 7, 2011
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Catalina 30 Mk II Barnegat, NJ
Thanks @Scott T-Bird. That link helps explain the Class D and Class H DSC.
As I'll only be using the DSC for it's distress function, I think I'll be fine with the Class H DSC so I went with the HX890.
 
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Apr 21, 2021
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MacGregor 26 M Potomac, MD
I have used an HX 870 for 6 years but lost it recently. Can someone please address the question of whether the 890 is preferable to the 870? I always have it clipped to my PFD. I am not interested in pursuing the other topics leaped onto above.
 
Feb 21, 2013
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Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
......Can someone please address the question of whether the 890 is preferable to the 870?.............
Best I can tell the Standard Horizon HX870 is discontinued and replaced with the HX890, which is thinner, sturdier, its DSC is more advanced and supports a Class H vs. D DSC operation.
 
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