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GMDSS VHF Handheld



Frequency Range (Tx/Rx) 156.300–156.875MHz
Mode FM (16K0G3E)
Power supply requirement 7.5/7.2V DC nominal

Current drain

(at 7.5/7.2V DC)

Tx 2W output 1.0A
  1W output 0.7A
Rx AF max. 200mA

Operating temperature range

-20°C to °60°C; -4°F to +140°F
Antenna Impedance 50Ω (SMA fixed type)

Dimensions (W×H×D)

(Projections not included)

65 × 145 × 44 mm;

29/16 × 523/32 (H) × 123/32 in

Weight (approx.) 385g; 13.6oz (with BP-234)
Output power 2W/1W (Hi/Low)
Max. frequency deviation ±5.0kHz

Frequency Error


Spurious emissions

-70dBc typical
Adjacent channel power 70dB
FM Hum and noise ratio 40dB
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)



0.25µV (at 12dB SINAD)

Squelch sensitivity

0.35µV typ. (at threshold)

Adjacent Channel Selectivity


Spurious response


Intermodulation Rejection

70dB typ.
Hum and noise ratio 40dB

Audio output power

0.35W typ.

To comply with the requirements of GMDSS survival craft radio, the primary battery pack, BP-234, is required.

Measurement made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603 and FCC part 80.271 for USA version. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery pack, BP-234
  • Battery pack, BP-252
  • Battery charger, BC-173
  • AC adapter, BC-147SA
  • Belt clip, MB-103Y
  • Antenna, FA-S61V
  • Neck strap


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