Marine Fixed Mount VHF Radios

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Raymarine Ray49 V2 VHF Radio - Grey
    Ray49 V2 VHF Radio - GreyThe Ray49 VHF is Raymarine's most compact fixed mount DSC VHF radio. The Raymarine Ray49 VHF radio packs a whole host of …
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    Lowrance Link-8 VHF Radio w/AIS & NMEA 2000 Connectivity
      Lowrance Link-8 VHF Fixed-Mount, Dual-Channel AIS Marine Radio with NMEA 2000 ConnectivityThe Link-8 marine VHF radio combines reliable performance …
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      Standard Horizon Dust Cover f/GX2000/GX2100/GX2150 - White
        Standard Horizon Dust Cover for GX2000/GX2100/GX2150 - White
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        Standard Horizon Dust Cover f/GX1100/GX1150/GX1200 - White
          Standard Horizon Dust Cover for GX1100/GX1150/GX1200 - White
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          Standard Horizon Dust Cover f/GX1600 & GX1700 - White
            Standard Horizon Dust Cover for GX1600 & GX1700 - White
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            Simrad Fisheries TD-L1550A Taiyo Compact VHF Automatic Digital Direction Finder
              Compact VHF Automatic Digital Direction FinderDesigned for direction finding and receiving International VHF channels, U.S. Weather Channels or …
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              Simrad RS35 VHF Radio w/AIS & NMEA 2000 Connectivity
                Simrad RS35 VHF/AIS Radio with Class D DSCThe Simrad RS35 marine VHF radio combines reliable performance with critical safety features for complete …
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                Icom M400BB VHF Marine Black Box
                  M400BB VHF Marine Black BoxBlack Box Transceiver When Space Is At A PremiumIcom's M400BB is a VHF fixed mount with Class D DSC. The M400BB is a …
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                  Garmin VHF 100 Radio - Black
                    VHF 100 Radio - BlackThe Garmin VHF 100 marine receiver features intuitive design and provides radio communication to enhance convenience and safety …
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                    Raymarine Ray260 VHF Radio w/Built-in AIS Receiver
                      Ray260 Modular VHF RadioVHF Radio with Integrated AIS Receiver Raymarine's premium Ray260 VHF radio packs top-of-the-line communications features …
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                      Standard Replacement VHF MIC f/GX1200W, GX1600W, & GX1700W - White - Standard Horizon
                        Standard Replacement VHF MIC - CB5546001For use with the:-GX1200W-GX1600W-GX1700W
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                        Standard Replacement VHF MIC f/GX1200B, GX1600B, & GX1700B - Black - Standard Horizon
                          Standard Replacement VHF MIC- CB5546002For use with the:-GX1200b -GX1600b-GX1700b
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                          Standard Replacement VHF MIC f/GX2000B, GX2100B, & GX2150B - Black - Standard Horizon
                            Standard Replacement Black VHF MIC - CB5544002For use with the:-GX2000B-GX2100B-GX2150B
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                            Standard Replacement VHF MIC f/GX2000W. GX2100W, & GX2150W - White - Standard Horizon
                              Standard Replacement VHF MIC - CB5544001For use with the:-GX2000W-GX2100W-GX2150W
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                              Standard Replacement VHF MIC f/GX5500S & GX5500SM - Black - Standard Horizon
                                Standard Replacement VHF MIC - CB3961001For use with the:-GX5500S-GX5500SM
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                                Standard Horizon Replacement MIC f/VLH-3000
                                  Standard Replacement MIC for the VLH-3000 Loudhailer
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                                  Standard Horizon Matrix Fixed Mount VHF w/AIS & GPS - Class D DSC - 30W - Black
                                    Matrix Fixed Mount VHF w/AIS & GPS - Class D DSC - 30W - BlackThe GX220 Matrix AIS/GPS features a WAAS GPS antenna integrated into the front panel of …
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                                    Standard Horizon Matrix Fixed Mount VHF w/AIS & GPS - Class D DSC - 30W - White
                                      Matrix Fixed Mount VHF w/AIS & GPS - Class D DSC - 30W - WhiteThe GX2200 Matrix AIS/GPS features a 66 channel WAAS GPS antenna integrated into the …
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                                      UNIDEN UM415 DSC VHF MARINE RADIO
                                        The latest in Class-D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Technology. Submersible, designed to JIS7 standards. Handheld speaker/microphone - loud and …
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                                        Link-8 DSC VHF Radio
                                          The Link-8 marine VHF radio combines reliable performance with critical safety features for complete communication anywhere on the water. Flush …
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                                          VHF300 Fixed Mount VHF Radio w/AIS
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                                            VHF 200 Fixed Mount VHF Radio w/Loudhailer
                                              • Model: VHF-200• Description: VHF Radio w/Loudhailer• Color: Black
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                                              VHF300 Fixed Mount VHF Radio
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                                                Icom M506 VHF Fixed Mount w/Rear Mic, AIS & NMEA 0183/2000® - Black
                                                  M506 VHF Fixed Mount with Rear Mic, AIS & NMEA 0183/2000® - BlackOne Platform - Five Real World Solutions. A Fit For Every Need. Simplythe Best. …
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                                                  Icom M506 VHF Fixed Mount w/Front Mic & NMEA 0183/2000® - Black
                                                    M506 VHF Fixed Mount with Front Mic & NMEA 0183/2000® - BlackOne Platform - Five Real World Solutions. A Fit For Every Need. Simplythe Best.The …
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                                                    Icom M506 VHF Fixed Mount w/Front Mic, AIS & NMEA 0183/2000® - Black
                                                      M506 VHF Fixed Mount with Front Mic, AIS & NMEA 0183/2000®One Platform - Five Real World Solutions. A Fit For Every Need. Simplythe Best.The …
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                                                      Icom M506 VHF Fixed Mount w/NMEA 0183 - Black
                                                        M506 VHF Fixed Mount with NMEA 0183 - BlackOne Platform - Five Real World Solutions. A Fit For Every Need. Simply the Best.The basic model comes with …
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                                                        Icom M506 VHF Fixed Mount w/Rear Mic & NMEA 0183/2000® - Black
                                                          M506 VHF Fixed Mount with Rear Mic & NMEA 0183/2000® - BlackOne Platform - Five Real World Solutions. A Fit For Every Need. Simplythe Best.The …
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                                                            The GX1600 features an ultra thin, compact rear case, only 3.5" deep, and meets the Class D DSC regulations. Additional features include oversized …
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                                                              These VHF radios offer features usually reserved for more expensive VHF radios including Dual Watch, Scan, Dot Matrix Display, adjustable …
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                                                                Standard Hand MicBlackFor use with M424
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                                                                  110V Rapid Charger w/AD100Rapid charger with AD100 installed for use with M88, F50 & F60 Radios
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                                                                  Boating Know How
                                                                  How do VHF Radios benefit a boater?

                                                                  Marine VHF Radio – Importance And How It Works

                                                                  One of the must-have accessories for any boater or sailor is the marine VHF radio. This is a two-way radio that allows the receiving and sending of messages. The device enables a boat or watercraft operator to communicate with the harbor, bridges, marinas, coast guards as well as ... read more as other vessel operators. The VHF radio can be used for normal communication and also for sending distress calls. It works within a certain range of wavelengths normally referred to as radio frequencies. The waves operate within the range of 156 and 174 MHz (Megahertz) and are the standard or international frequencies. Channel 16 is solely dedicated for Distress Calls.

                                                                  How It Works

                                                                  The unit features two parts; the transmitter and the receiver. The transmitter sends out a message or call while the receiver receives the message or call. Usually, most of the gadgets are simple. This means that they only allow communication in one direction. The user has to wait for another person to finish a transmission before responding. There are some lights that indicate when the other person has finished transmitting. However, semi-duplex systems allow communications to take place in both directions simultaneously. Powerful units that are normally mounted on the masts of tall ships have coverage of up to 60 nautical miles (72 miles/110 kilometers). Small units used in small vessels can reach up to 5 nautical miles (6 miles/ 9km).

                                                                  Features of Marine VHF Radio

                                                                  Handheld Radios can save livesMost of the VHF units found in the market can operate within the standard international frequencies or channels. They also come with a display panel which indicates the frequency. The units also feature weather alert functionality. In fact, some have an advanced weather alert that warns the user of any changes in the weather or climate in advance. A wrist band may also be part of the unit and helps grip on the device especially during the rough weather. Other standard features include standard charging point, dual power mode, charging cradles, charging adapter and belt clips.

                                                                  Types of Marina VHF Sets


                                                                  · Handheld VHF: - This is a portable or movable radio that can be used in the vessel from any location. The unit comes with an internal battery. It may come as a basic unit for communication, or feature DSC (Digital Selective Calling) or integrated GPS (Global Positioning Satellite). Besides being portable, the radio unit is quite reliable and also waterproof. The radio-to-radio range is approximately five nautical miles while to the Coastguard is about ten miles.

                                                                  · Fixed VHF:-This radio is fixed at a specified point in a vessel hence can’t be moved around. It is connected to the boats or yachts battery power supply. The fixed type normally has a stronger signal as compared to the movable handheld radio. Radio-to-radio range is 10miles while to the Coastguard is 15 miles.

                                                                  · SSB/HF Radios:- This VHF radio is well suited for communications over long ranges. The radio makes use of high frequency (HF) marine transceivers to send and receive signals. The frequency range is over 20 nautical miles.

                                                                  · CB Type Radio: - CB (Citizen Type) radio uses about 40 different types of High Frequency (HF) channels on the SSB (Single-sideband modulation) and AM (Amplitude Modulation). It is viewed as one of the more advanced walkie-talkies.

                                                                  · Walkie Talkie: - This is also a type of CB Type radio but operates within a short range. For example, from one end of the deck to another, or within the harbor or marina. The walkie –talkie also doesn’t require a license to operate. Furthermore, it is quite simple to use hence its also suitable for a person who has never handled any marine VHF radio.

                                                                  Benefits

                                                                  There are different advantages that come with owning a VHF unit instead of other communication devices. The benefits may vary from one unit to another.

                                                                  Nonetheless, the following apply on any device:

                                                                  · Minimal wave interference: - The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) governs the communication channels. They always place restriction on how to use the devices. Boaters and watercraft operators are required to follow the laid-down procedure. This reduces wave interference or interruption.

                                                                  · Distress Call: - The VHF radio is the main mode of communication when in distress. This is a situation where there is a high risk of loss of life or damage to the watercraft. Channel 16 is only supposed to be used during a calamity with the words “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY” being repeated over and over.

                                                                  · Weather alert: - The weather alert functionality helps in avoiding any imminent danger arising from poor weather.

                                                                  · Durability: - The device is strongly built to withstand rough handling, as well as harsh elements.

                                                                  What to Look For In a Unit

                                                                  The marine VHF radio comes in varied designs and functionality. Some are portable while others are fixed on a specific location.

                                                                  Although most modern units come with similar features, a good unit should comprise of the following factors:

                                                                  · Support All Standard Channels: - This is the most important feature. A good unit should support all the standard frequencies/channels in the country the devices is being use at that time.

                                                                  · Brightly Illuminated display: - The display should be well-lit to allow easy reading especially in the dark periods.

                                                                  · Clarity: - It should be easy to view and read the texts and messages without straining the eyes. In addition, the voice should be clear and audible even during the rough weather.

                                                                  · Weatherproof Cover: - The housing or cover should be made from a material that can resist moisture and water.

                                                                  · Rugged Casing: - The unit especially hand-held devices will constantly be dropped or banged on other items. Therefore, the casing should be rugged, sturdy and durable.

                                                                  · User-friendly: - The VHF radio for marine use should be lightweight, easy to use as well as maintain.

                                                                  As a boat owner or operator, it is important to have a unit installed in the boat or carry a portable one at all times. Also, important is learning how to operate one within the stipulated regulations. Previously, VHF radios for marine use were a preserve for large vessels and commercial ships. However, this is changing over time. Although it is not a mandatory requirement for small watercrafts to have it on board, the advantages gained from having it are certainly worth it. Besides assisting you to maneuver through the rough weather and easy docking, a marine VHF radio will play a crucial role in avoiding loss of life during an accident or disaster. So, browse through our product line and find the best device for you.
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