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Raymarine launches three new VHF radios with DSC and built-in GPS.

Raymarine has released a new range of VHF radios comprising the compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS. All models are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and a built-in GPS receiver as well as a connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna for better GPS reception when the radio is mounted below deck or in an enclosed pilothouse.

The radios are designed to complement the modern style of Raymarine Axiom multifunction displays, either trunnion or surface mounted on any helm. The Ray63 and Ray73 models can also connect to Raymarine’s new wireless VHF hub and can support up to two wireless handset stations for wireless communication anywhere onboard.

Ray53 compact VHF radio with GPS

The compact Ray53 is a full-function VHF marine radio with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and a built-in GPS receiver. It supports both NMEA2000 and legacy NMEA0183 networking to connect with other onboard electronics, and also supports the connection of an optional remote speaker to provide audio at a second location.

RRP: $699.00 inc GST.

Ray63 multi-station VHF radio with GPS

Built on a full-sized radio chassis, the Ray63 features oversized controls and a larger LCD for easy operation offshore. The Ray63 also supports multi-station expansion and intercom capability via a single wired RayMic controller or two wireless RayMic controllers.

The wired RayMic second station kit allows full operation of the Ray63 from another location onboard. Ray63 also works with Raymarine’s new wireless RayMic wireless hub and handset system, which adds control at up to two additional locations onboard the boat with wireless convenience.

RRP: $799 inc GST.

Ray73 multifunction VHF radio with GPS, AIS and loudhailer output

In addition to the features of the Ray63, Ray73 adds a built-in Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver and a powerful loudhailer output. Ray73’s AIS provides collision avoidance and identification details for nearby AIS-equipped vessels to a networked multifunction display, chartplotter, radar and instruments.

When combined with an optional hailing horn, the Ray73’s loudhailer output allows communication with crew members on deck, those on other vessels, or people on the dock. It can also generate manual or automatic fog signals when moored or underway.

RRP: $1,199 inc GST.

The new Raymarine VHF line is available now through FLIR’s network of Raymarine dealers and retailers.

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