I do not have a hand held vhf. I do have a inflatable dinghy etc. Time to get one . For safety ditch bag...and to have around on the inflatable. Cobra...cheap it seams. Standard Horizon...not as cheap. Uniden...cheapish. Icom- mo money... I would like to keep it under $160 or so. Any suggestions? I see some have GPS built in . I like that.