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Simrad RS20 Fixed-Mount VHF Radio with NMEA 2000

  • Includes Microphone with Controls Including Dedicated Ch. 16 Button
  • Voltage: 13.6 VDC, Current Draw: 6.0 A (Transmit) @ 25 W / 1.5 A (Receive)
  • NMEA 2000 Supports Connection with Integrated Onboard Devices / Systems
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    • Simrad RS20 Replaces the current RS12 entry level VHF with NMEA 2000 connectivity for advanced functionality like backlight grouping when connected to Simrad MFD's
    • Upgraded Features:
      • Start-up wizard
        • Region & Country selection
        • Enter MMSI
        • Call sign
        • GPS source selection
        • Time offset
      • Improved SCAN features
        • ALL SCAN
        • ALL CHANNELS + 16
        • MY CHANNELS
        • MY CHANNELS + 16
      • Favorites shortcut
        • Customizable favorite functions
        • Defaults
        • Contrast
        • Sensitivity
        • VHF info
      • Channel name
        • My Channels
        • Set Channels as favorite channels
        • Enter favorite channel mode by long pressing channel dial
        • Only favorite channels will be included in channel scrolling
      • Track up to 5 Buddies
        • Track buddy is a feature that automatically requests the position of another VHF radio. Simply enter the MMSI of the VHF into your contact list, then start tracking
        • Polls your contacts for their Lat/Long position automatically
        • Can be set to 1, 5, 15, 30 or 60 minute intervals
        • Displays the position on a compatible chart plotter
        • Great for keeping track of friends, family or vessels you need to know the position of
    • NMEA 0183 connectivity
    • Receive GPS data from a compatible GPS unit
    • Output DSC (for DSC call), DSE ( for enhanced position when doing Lat/Long request and Buddy Track)
      • An integrated Distress button allows automated DSC distress calling
      • DSC capabilities also enable direct calling to other DSC-equipped vessels from a Simrad multifunction display
        • Including direct calls to AIS targets (a compatible display and AIS receiver are required).
    • Front mountable mechanical design for easy installation
    • Low profile design to align with style of Simrad MFD's
    • Full inbuilt country specific channel banks no requirement for LC programming or cloning
    • High Visibility Display
      • See clearly in bright daylight with a high contrast black-on-white display
      • Night-time visibility has also been optimized, with an inverted white-on-black night mode
        • Reduces light emission and preserve your night vision
    • Intuitive Controls
      • A rotary channel dial facilitates quick channel selection
      • Large and amply spaced buttons provide quick access to all key functions
      • Dedicated Channel 16 keys enable instant access to the emergency channel
        • Included on both the radio's front panel and its four-button fist mic
    • Tri-Channel Watch Function
      • Scan between the current channel and emergency channels 16 and 9
    • All International Channels
      • The RS20 is designed for global use and supports all international channels including USA and Canada
    • My Channel Mode
      • Select your favorite channels for quick and easy access
      • A long press on the channel dial enters My Channel Mode
      • Cycle through just your selected favorites using the rotary channel dial
    • Multiple Scan Modes
      • Scan through all available channels or just your selected favorites
      • In either scan mode, emergency channels can optionally be given priority
      • Reduce the chance of missing distress calls or other urgent safety messages
    • Easy Bracket or Flush-Mount Installation
      • An included gimbal bracket enables table-top, overhead, or bulkhead installation
      • Flush-mount installation is also supported, with an easy mount-from-front solution
      • Matches the low-profile style of Simrad Glass Bridge displays and accessories


    • Frequency Range: Transmit: 156.025~157.425 MHz
    • Frequency Range: Receive: 156.050~163.275 MHz
    • Number Of Channels: US / INT
    • Oscillate Mode: PLL
    • Modulation FM(16KOG3E): DSC(16K0G2B)
    • Channel Spacing: 25KHz
    • Frequency Stability: ± PPM
    • Temperature range: -15° C to +55° C (5° F to 131° F)
    • Normal Working Voltage: +13.6 Volt DC
    • Minimum operating Voltage: <10 Volt DC
    • Low battery detect Voltage: 10.5 ± 0.5 Volt DC
    • Digital Selectivity Calling (DSC): Class D
    • Receiver:
      • Intermediate Frequency: 1st 38.85/21.7 MHz
      • Intermediate Frequency: 2nd 450 KHz
      • Sensitivity: 12dB SINAD -6 dBuV(EMF)
      • Squelch Sensitivity: at tight < 6 dBuV(EMF)
      • Spurious Response Rejection Ratio >70 dB
      • Adjacent Channel Selectivity >70 dB
      • Intermodulation Response >68 dB S/N at 3KHz Dev. >40 dB
      • Audio Output Power At THD 10% >2.5 W
      • Audio Distortion <10 %
      • Audio Response +1 to -3dB of 6dB/octave from 300hz to 3kHz dB
      • Current Drain : Max Audio Power <1.5 A
      • Current Drain : Stand-By <0.5 A
      • 2ND RX Sensitivity For 12dB SINAD < 0 dBuV(EMF)
      • 2ND RX bit error ratio@-107dBm < 10-2
    • Transmitter
      • Frequency error <±1.5KHz
      • RF Power Hi23W ± 2W :Lo 0.8W ± 0.2W
      • Maximum Deviation <± 5 KHz S/N at 3KHz Dev. >40 dB
      • Modulation Distortion ±3KHz <10 %
      • Audio Response at 1KHz Dev. +1 to -3dB of 6dB/octave from 300hz to 3KHz
      • Spurious/Harmonic Emissions: Hi/LO <0.25uW
      • Modulation Sensitivity <15 mV
      • Current Drain At 12Volt DC Hi Power <6A: Lo Power <1.5A
      • DSC TX deviation at 1.3K 2.6±0.26 KHz
      • DSC TX deviation at 2.1K 4.2±0.42KHz
      • ATIS TX deviation at 1.3 KHz 1.3±0.13 KHz
      • ATIS TX deviation at 2.1 KHz 2.1±0.21 KHz
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