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Simrad RS20S VHF Radio with NMEA 2000

  • Includes Hand Mic
  • Voltage: 13.8 VDC, Current Draw: 6 A (Transmit) @ 25 W / 1.5 A (Receive)
  • NMEA 2000 Supports Connection with Integrated Onboard Devices / Systems
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    4.75 Lbs.
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    An Easy to Use Radio for Any Vessel:See clearly in bright daylight with a high contrast black-on-white display, and inverted white-on-black night mode. A rotary dial makes channel selection easy, while large buttons provide quick access to other key functions. Dedicated Channel 16 keys, found on both the radio and its fist microphone, offer instant access to the emergency channel. An included gimbal bracket enables simple table-top, overhead, or bulkhead installation. Flush-mount installation is also possible, with an easy mount-from-front solution, to match the low-profile style of our glass bridge displays and accessories.

    Class D DSC Approved:DSC, or "Digital Selective Calling", makes it easier to stay in touch with other boaters and enables you to broadcast your boat's location during an emergency. If you find yourself in trouble, the RS20s dedicated "distress" button will initiate a DSC distress call that sends your boat's position to anyone within VHF range. Used together with a traditional radio distress call, this makes it easier for other boaters with DSC-capable radios to register your situation and come to your aid. An integrated GPS receiver means your position can be sent even if your boat's other electronics are powered down.

    Easy Access to All International Channels:The RS20S is designed for global use and supports all international channels. With tri-channel watch, easily scan between the current channel, emergency channel 16, and another user-configurable priority channel (in the USA, scan between the current channel, emergency channel 16, and calling channel 9). Alternatively, scan through all available channels or just your selected favorites. Emergency channels can be given priority when scanning to reduce the chance of missing distress calls or other urgent safety messages.

    Package Includes:

    • Simrad RS20S Class D DSC VHF Radio
    • 000-14261-001 Mounting Bracket
    • 000-14263-001 Bracket Knobs
    • 000-14262-001 Mic Clip

    Simrad RS20S Class D DSC VHF Radio: Entry level VHF radio with NMEA2000 connectivity for GPS position, backlight control and night mode grouping with Simrad MFD’s. Compliant with 2018 EU regulations.


    • Simrad RS20S includes a built in GPS Antenna
      • Receive GPS data from a compatible GPS unit: SMA connector for optional external GPS antenna (000-13613-001) Sold Separately
    • Replaces the current RS12 entry level VHF
    • NMEA2000 connectivity for advanced functionality like backlight grouping when connected to Simrad MFD’s
    • Output DSC (for DSC call), DSE ( for enhanced position when doing Lat/Long request and Buddy Track)
    • 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
    • Updated 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
        • New feature for Simrad entry level VHF radios
        • 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 when you need to know their position
    • This RS20S complies with CE under RED Directive 2014/53/EU. The Declaration of Conformity is available in the products section at the following website:

    For further details see Owner's Manual and Installation Guide


    • 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 ±5 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 V 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 12V 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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