GME has announced a new VHF marine radio which is now available in stores. GME says the GX700 VHF Marine Radio is “a compact communication and safety device with innovative installation options” and is waterproof to IPX7.
GME says the compact design makes installation simple and enables installation in locations where space is limited. The rear microphone input socket enables the user to run a 5m or 8m extension cable (available as an optional accessory) from the rear input to a convenient location on the vessel where the waterproof flush mount socket can be installed. The waterproof speaker mic can then be input from this location. By adding the waterproof blanking plug to the front mic input socket, obstruction caused by the mic cable hanging in the skipper’s field of view is eliminated.
Clear audio is delivered via the GX700’s dual speaker system, and can be further enhanced by the addition of the SPK45 extension speaker. The GX700’s LCD display features large, easy to read numbers and adjustable brightness. GME says the screen can be read from virtually any angle, day or night.
Dual Watch, Triple Watch and two programmable priority channels provide easy access to regularly used channels. Channel scanning is programmable, making it easy to monitor important communications. The GX700 comes complete with International, USA and Canadian channel sets making it versatile for use anywhere in the world.
Available in a choice of white or black, the GX700 is available through authorised GME dealers at a recommended retail price of $249 including GST.