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STANDARD GX1600B EXPOLORER 25W Ultra Compact (3.15 Inch Depth) Class D Fixed Mount VHF Radio – RAM3 capable, BLACK



$30.00 Factory Rebate from 8/01/2014 until 12/31//2014

EXPLORER GX1600B (BLACK)– Small Fixed Mount Class D DSC VHF with RAM mic option

Mounting a VHF radio has never been easier. The Explorer GX1600 has an ultra-thin, compact rear case, only 3.5” in depth or half the depth of comparable VHF radios on the market. The rear case design also grants flexibility when flush mounting the radio in tight areas or saves dash space when bracket mounted, allowing you more freedom when choosing a location to mount your radio.. The GX1600 has been designed to meet the NEW ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC regulations with a dedicated channel 70 receiver that continuously watches for DSC calls. The GX1600S has the ability to accept a RAM3 Remote Access Microphone allowing full control of all radio and DSC functions from a second station. Additional features include oversized full dot matrix display, Programmable Scan, Dual Watch, Ch16 Priority Scan, user customizable channel names, NOAA weather with alert, dedicated preset channel, dedicated CH16/9 keys and three customizable soft keys for easy menu operation. The microphone also has dedicated 16/9 and H/L keys, channel selection keys and uses ClearVoice noise reduction technology which reduces wind and engine noise while transmitting. Another unique feature of the GX1600 is the ability to “poll” (request and send) the GPS location of another vessel and show that vessel’s position on the radio’s display. Connecting a compatible GPS chart plotter will allow the GX1600 to repeat your position, SOG, COG and time on the full dot matrix display. The GX1600 is backed by an industry leading 3-year waterproof warranty.


• Ultra-thin and compact rear case design (3.5” depth)

• Meets ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC (Digital Selective Calling)

• Navigation to a DSC Distress Call with compass page

• DSC test call

• Auto DSC channel change selection

• Automatically poll the GPS position of up to 4 ships using DSC

• Enter, Save, and Navigation to waypoint with Compass page

• GPS Compass display

• Navigation (LAT/LON, SOG, and COG) information shown on display

• Submersible IPX8 (4.92 feet or 1.5 meters for 30 minutes) front panel

• Noise canceling microphone with channel UP/DOWN, 16/9 and H/L keys

• NOAA weather channel selection with alert

• Programmable Scan, Priority Scan, and Dual Watch

• GPS repeating of position, SOG, COG and time

• Customizable channel names

• Oversized dot matrix display

• NMEA Input and Output

• User customizable soft keys for easy menu operation

• Capable of connecting to a Second Station RAM3 Remote Access Microphone

• Die-cast chassis

• 3 Year Waterproof Warranty

Additional information
Weight 7 lbs
Item Name

Fixed Mount VHF Radio






Amperage Rating

0.8 A Receive; 0.45 A Standby

Audio Output Power

4.5 W

Component Design

Ultra Compact


5.9 x 3.4 x 3.5 in

Display Color


Display Type

Dot Matrix LCD


156.025 to 163.275 MHz

Receiver Sensitivity

0.25 uV

Scanning Modes

Programmable Scan, Priority Scan, Dual Watch

Temperature Rating

-4 to 140 deg F

Transmit Power

25 W

Voltage Rating

13.8 VDC

Waterproof Rating



2 lb

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