Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

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Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

Post by ccrowhurst » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:57 pm

I recently purchased an HX300 and was disappointed to see the only tether point seems to be the belt clip option, which dramatically increases the units thickness unnecessarily if I just want to store it in a pocket.
Has anyone identified an alternative method?
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Re: Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

Post by RickC » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi Chris

Like you, the bulkiness of the clip annoyed me and I had to sort it out.

I removed the pin that passes through the belt clip/spring/mount, which left me the bit that locks into the radio body. As it already has the holes that the pin passed through, it's ready to receive the original tether or one of your choice. The result is less bulky than the whole belt clip.

There are images at http://britishseakayaks.co.uk/resources/

It's a five minute job!

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Post by ccrowhurst » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:20 pm

Thanks Rick.

I also came up with an alternate that I am going to try..... I found a stainless washer (1/4" ID) with a tab and a hole(for lanyard). It should fit in the antennas SMA thread:

https://www.lasaero.com/site/products/a ... =G013O7UXD

That said I do like your solution! I will try it until the washers arrive and see if they work or not.

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Post by RickC » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:27 pm

You'll need to insulate carefully, or you risk messing with the antenna tuning. Plus you increase the risk of water ingress into the radio through the coaxial connector. And the extra weight - Nick wouldn't approve!

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Post by ccrowhurst » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:32 pm

He is more than a little obsessed about weight, my shoulders thank him regularly.
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Re: Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

Post by john.ruston » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:47 pm

I've done it your way Rick, at the time it seemed neatest, simplest and strongest.
Leaving aside the weight issue, if you need an extra pocket there's this clip on from Nightgear. Its got the standard Molle attachment points for pfd. It even holds this SH HX300 radio - complete with the offending belt clip.

https://www.nightgear.co.uk/en-UK/searc ... %20pouches

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Post by nickcrowhurst » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:49 pm

Fortunately those heavy tab washers are available in titanium: http://www.jyzilekewebecix.localbd.co.n ... her_114351
.....and with an optional pink finish.
Nick ;)

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Post by ccrowhurst » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:46 pm

You are a braver man than I am if you are prepared to give them your credit card.....

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Post by nickcrowhurst » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:30 pm

I did wonder if www.jyzilekewebecix was a well loved and trusted URL, but then I read the small print which says that the washers are "miscible with blood."
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Re: Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

Post by Maarten Z » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:33 am

On my HX280E, the belt clip was secured with a bolt. I removed the clip and replaced it with a plastic wire clamp (like this http://www.narva.com.au/sitebuilder/pro ... clamps.png). I attached a piece of 4mm cord to it.
Couldn't make up from the pictures if the HX300 uses a similar belt clip...

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Re: Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

Post by T4Mac » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:38 am

I left my clip on so that if I end up in the water my radio could be clipped to the top of my BA straps leaving my hands free to do other stuff.

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Re: Standard Horizon HX300 tether/lanyard

Post by Chris Bolton » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 pm

I've kept the clip; I find it useful if I'm actively monitoring the radio to clip it to the top of my BA, or (depending on conditions) on the outside of the BA pocket.

But I would be happy if Standard Horizon produced a sea kayaker's radio that was non-floating, because then it could be as small as possible, and since we always leash them, floating isn't a benefit. My other spec item for this was to get rid of the red flashing light every time the radio gets wet - but I've now found out how to disable that feature.

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