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GME’s floating handheld VHF

GME introduces its amazing G-Com GX660 marine VHF handheld radio.

The GX660 is fully waterproof with an IP67 rating, making it ideal for use on dinghies and runabouts without onboard electrical systems; it has the further bonus of being buoyant, so dropping it overboard won’t be a problem!

This is a true mariner’s radio, boasting all the features only generally found in the top of the line portables. Attributes include a large backlit LCD screen, providing outstanding visibility of channel selection and other vital information, full 5 watt RF output, which incidentally is the maximum legally permitted under the Australian/New Zealand 4415.2 standard, this is user switchable to 1 watt for battery preservation and inshore communications.

The physical design is an appealing blend of aesthetics and practical ergonomics, a large colour coded key pad is easy to use, even with gloves on, providing straightforward access to a plain English menu and the operating functions.

Taking its lead from the mobile phone industry, the GX660 uses a 1400mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack.

The GX660 will be available mid March for a RRP of $299.

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