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marine radio / portable / VHF / with DSC
marine radio
IC-M93DEURO

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Icom France
VHF radio / for boats / fixed / GMDSS
VHF radio
GM600 SERIE

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Icom France
boat radio / portable / VHF / submersible
boat radio
IC-M23

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Icom France
boat radio / portable / VHF / waterproof
boat radio
IC-M25EURO

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Icom France
boat radio / portable / VHF / submersible
boat radio
IC-M35

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Icom France
marine radio / fixed / VHF / waterproof
marine radio
Ray52

Ray52 Features The Ray52 VHF with built-in GPS provides enhanced safety and ease of installation because it is DSC-ready right out of the box. Simply program in your boat’s MMSI number and enjoy the convenience and peace-of-mind ...

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Raymarine
marine radio / fixed / VHF
marine radio
RAY50

The Ray50 VHF packs a powerful communication system into a case that is small enough to mount just about anywhere. With 25W of power, Class D Digital Selective Calling, and simple integration with other onboard electronics, ...

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Raymarine
marine radio / fixed / VHF / with intercom
marine radio
RAY60

The Ray60 is a full-sized VHF radio that is packed with essential communication features every boater needs. Add the optional handset accessory and you can use your Ray60 from 2 locations onboard the ...

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Raymarine
marine radio / fixed / VHF / with intercom
marine radio
RAY70

... ultimate all-in-one communications solution for Captains who demand the very best. The multifunction Ray70 VHF comes as standard with a full-function VHF radio, AIS receiver, Loudhailer ...

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Raymarine
boat radio / portable / VHF / with AIS receiver
boat radio
Ray260

Raymarine’s premium Ray260 VHF radio packs top-of-the-line communications features into a compact, modular design that works with small and large vessels alike. It includes a full-featured 25 watt VHF ...

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Raymarine
marine radio / portable / VHF
marine radio
TOUCHCOM™

... touch screen display and the next generation electronics of Aveo aviation radios now available in marine bands, the TouchComTM is also the highest wattage output VHF marine radio in the world.

marine radio / portable / VHF / with integrated GPS
marine radio
CHARTCOM™

An upgrade over the base TouchCom™ Marine Radio unit is the inclusion of GPS and Navigation Charts which are the functions of the AveoShark™ ChartCom™ unit.

marine radio / portable / VHF / with integrated GPS
marine radio
CHARTCOM PREMIERE™

All the features of the ChartCom™ unit but in a larger display unit for even better viewing.

boat radio / portable / VHF / waterproof
boat radio
IC-M87

ATEX Intrinsically Safe Type Approval The IC-M87 ATEX and designated options are certifi ed to the ATEX Directive. It is suitable for use in hazardous areas where fl ammable gasses or liquids are used such as petroleum tankers and bulk ...

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Icom
boat radio / fixed / VHF / waterproof
boat radio
IC-M200

“Made in Japan” Quality Still the world’s benchmark for production quality. Compact and IPX7 Submersible Body Withstands 1m depth of water for 30 minutes. Powerful Front Mount Speaker Delivers loud and intelligible audio even in noisy ...

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Icom
marine radio / for ships / VHF / with DSC
marine radio
FM-8900S

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) has been developed by the maritime nations in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is the result of their adoption of amendments made in 1988 to the 1974 International Convention ...

marine radio / for ships / portable / VHF
marine radio

Multi-functional floating GMDSS VHF handheld radio - to be on the market at the turn of the year! The Tron TR30 is the only GMDSS approved handheld radio in production that floats without ...

marine radio / for ships / portable / VHF
marine radio
TR20

Rugged VHF radio for emergency situations and regular use for onboard communications. Easy to operate by one hand or wearing gloves. Both display and keys have back light facility to ease operation in ...

sailboat radio / fixed / portable / VHF
sailboat radio
V90

B&G’s powerful V90 VHF radio blends intelligent design with advanced engineering in a rugged, reliable and feature-packed sailing communications device. With all the major components housed in a discreet ...

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B & G
sailboat radio / fixed / VHF
sailboat radio
V50

... for sailing, with AIS reception and VHF via a single antenna. Unique ‘TrackYourBuddy’ feature displays the positions of up to three friends. With tough design and unrivalled resolution, the B&G V50 fixed mount VHF ...

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B & G
boat radio / VHF / with AIS receiver
boat radio
300 AIS

The VHF 300 AIS combines radio communication and 1 or 25 watts of transmit power with multi-station support to give you the flexibility and convenience you need to safely navigate and communicate on the ...

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Garmin
boat radio / fixed / VHF / with DSC
boat radio
300

The VHF 300 marine receiver combines radio communication and 1 or 25 W of transmit power with multi-station support to give you the flexibility and convenience you need to safely navigate and communicate ...

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Garmin
boat radio / VHF / with AIS receiver
boat radio
RS90

... handsets you need never be out of reach. Key Features Premium modular VHF Radio Up to 6 Stations: 4 Wired handsets and 2 Wireless handsets Works with HH35 Wireless ...

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Simrad Yachting
boat radio / fixed / VHF / UHF
boat radio
RS35

See, hear and be heard with the RS35 VHF/AIS fixed mount radio. This premium VHF and AIS receiver solution allows users to communicate clearly on board and off. Key Features Class ...

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Simrad Yachting
boat radio / VHF / with AIS receiver
boat radio
JHS-770S / 780D

... 3.8" high brightness LCD screen 120 seconds recording Outline VHF series - performance features Unique features Available as semi-duplex or full-duplex, this class A VHF radiotelephone incorporates ...

marine radio / for ships / portable / VHF
marine radio
JHS-7

The JHS-7 is a hand-held portable VHF radiotelephone for on-scene, life-saving two-way communication between survival craft, between survival craft and ship, and between ship and rescue boat in accordance with SOLAS convention. The ...

marine radio / for ships / portable / VHF
marine radio
JHS-7

Features The JHS-7 is a hand-held portable VHF radiotelephone for on-scene, life-saving two-way communication between ships, which is in accordance with the SOLAS convention. The JHS-7 is robustly designed to survive ...

marine radio / for ships / VHF
marine radio
JHS-77OS / 780D

... as semi-duplex or full-duplex, this class A VHF radiotelephone incorporates advanced modular design that allows for maximum installation flexibility. Direct call by AIS™ When connecting your AIS to the new VHF, ...

boat radio / fixed / VHF / with DSC
boat radio
FM-4721

With Class-D DSC Modem and CH70 watch receiver The FM-4721 is a rugged, reliable 1 W and 25 W radio with built-in DSC functionality built to withstand the harshest conditions that may be encountered at sea. Its compact, ...

boat radio / portable / VHF / GMRS
boat radio
ATLANTIS 295

Atlantis 295 radio combines a powerful GMRS radio with a marine VHF radio featuring all NOAA weather channels. IPX7 Submersible Waterproof level + Designed to Float ...

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Uniden
boat radio / portable / VHF / GMRS
boat radio
ATLANTIS 290 Dual

Atlantis 290 radio combines a powerful marine VHF radio featuring all NOAA weather channels with a GMRS radio. JIS7/IPX7 Submersible Waterproof level + Designed ...

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Uniden
boat radio / fixed / VHF / with DSC
boat radio
157SD

The new SEA 157S VHF/FM DSC radios are compliant to required standards for DSC Class D marine radios. These transceivers are built on the widely accepted and proven model 157 platform ...

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SEA COM Corp.
boat radio / fixed / VHF / GMDSS
boat radio
157SA

The new SEA 157SA VHF/FM DSC Marine Radios are compliant to ITU and IMO standards for DSC Class A GMDSS radios. These new VHF transceivers are built on the widely accepted ...

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SEA COM Corp.
boat radio / fixed / VHF / with DSC
boat radio
SAILOR 6216

... Class D VHF radio to U.S. recreational and light commercial mariners. The professional-grade SAILOR 6216 DSC Class D VHF is built to provide no-nonsense performance with booming audio ...

boat radio / portable / VHF / waterproof
boat radio
PM-500 SWF

- Floating / Waterproof to JIS8 - Power 1W / 2.5W - US, Canadian and international Marine Channels - Up/down channel selector - Manual squeltch - Large backlit LCD display - Memory Channel Scan - Triple Watch Channel 16, channel 9 and ...

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President Electronics
boat radio / portable / VHF / submersible
boat radio
PM-1050 SWF

- Floating / Submersible to JIS7 - Power 1W / 2.5W / 6W - US, Canadian and international Marine Channels - 9 Weather channels - Up/down channel selector - Manual squeltch - Large backlit LCD display - Memory Channel Scan - Triple Watch Channel ...

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President Electronics
marine radio / for ships / VHF / with DSC
marine radio
6222

Features Unique recording (240 sec.) and replay of incoming communication High-quality display – perfect night and day vision Powerful 6 W loudspeaker Intuitive and easy to operate menu structure Large tactile buttons and wheel ...

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SAM Electronics
marine radio / for ships / VHF
marine radio
6248 / 6249

6248 - VHF Radiotelephone Features Unique recording (240 sec.) and replay of incoming communication High-quality display – perfect night and day vision Powerful 6 W loudspeaker Intuitive and easy to operate menu ...

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SAM Electronics
boat radio / fixed / VHF / with DSC
boat radio
Link-5

The Link-5 marine VHF system is compact and affordable with an ultra-rugged waterproof (IPX7) chassis. Meeting the latest international compliance standards, the Link-5 delivers the ultimate reliability and performance, ...

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Lowrance
boat radio / fixed / VHF / with DSC
boat radio
Link-8

New for 2013, the Link-8 marine VHF radio combines reliable performance with critical safety features for complete communication anywhere on the water. Key Features Flush mountable Class D DSC ...

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Lowrance
boat radio / fixed / VHF
boat radio
SAILOR 6210

... Waterproof to IPx8 and IPx6, you will experience the SAILOR resilience and ability to perform in any conditions with SAILOR 6210 VHF, at a highly competitive price point. Premium, rugged quality for less, regardless ...

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Cobham
boat radio / fixed / VHF / with DSC
boat radio
SAILOR 6215

... Waterproof to IPx8 and IPx6, you will experience the SAILOR resilience and ability to perform in any conditions with SAILOR 6215 VHF DSC Class D, at a highly competitive price point. Premium, rugged quality for less, ...

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Cobham
marine radio / for ships / portable / VHF
marine radio
SR203 SURVIVAL

The all ACR SR203 GMDSS VHF Handheld Survival Radio meets all the requirements of the IMO for carriage on SOLAS vessels. Built tough for all marine applications and easy to use in an emergency situation, ...

How to choose this product

vhf-radio

The very high frequency (VHF) radio operates in the 30-300 MHz range.

Applications

These radios permit communications between different stations. They represent a significant advantage in case of serious problems at sea, and are widely used in the maritime world.

They are used for non-emergency communications between vessels or a vessel and the shore, including with maritime authorities. They also can receive weather reports and notices to mariners. Certain models are capable of text, GPS, AIS and other communications, further expanding their utility.

Technologies

Such radios use half-duplex communication, in which stations must send and receive sequentially rather than simultaneously. Maximum range is about 20 nautical miles for fixed radios and three to six miles for portable units, depending on antenna height.

Digital Selective Calling (DSC) radios provide automatic identification of the vessel by MMSI number and the exchange of text messages, especially prerecorded distress calls such as a piracy alert. Some VHFs incorporate a GPS function, while others can receive Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals.

How to choose

Choice will depend on specific use, portability needs and DSC capability. Frequencies above 100 MHz are well-suited to high-speed data transmission. SOLAS ships in zone A1 are required to have a DSC-capable VHF.

Advantages

- Free communication
- Optional AIS and DSC functions
- Enhanced safety

Disadvantages

- Affected by weather conditions