STANDARD HORIZON GX-6000E VHF RADIO
Another month, another new VHF radio, leaving us wondering what new features are left to be brought to market. Well in the case of the new GX-2000E, there are several. The backbone is a normal DSC VHF radio, but some of the functions are intriguing. There is a built-in Class B AIS receiver that plots the bearing, distance away and speed of Ais-equipped boats as well as their MMSI number, name and call sign. So you can track and identify a target and even call it directly using the unit’s soft keys.
You can link it to any NMEA2000 or NMEA0183 device, such as a chart plotter or an external GPS, add a wired second station handset and even connect a wireless handset. An integrated 32 code voice scrambler gives you privacy when required and a voice recorder allows you to record transmissions such as coastguard safety messages and replay them.
Price £489.95 contact www.standardhorizon.co.uk