VHF radio has never been easier. The Explorer GX1600 has an ultra
thin, compact rear case, only 3.5” in depth or half the depth of
comparable VHF radios on the market. The rear case design also
gives flexibility when flush mounting the radio in tight areas or
bracket mounting the radio by taking up less dash space, and
allowing more mounting options.
ITU-R M493-11 Class D Digital
is a ITU-R M493 Class D class VHF with a separate Channel 70
receiver, which allows DSC calls to be received even when
listening to communications.
The DSC DISTRESS function when activated transmits a digital
MAYDAY including vessel identification, Latitude / Longitude and
time (with GPS connected), to facilitate prompt response.
Additional calls that can be made are Individual, Urgency, Safety,
Position Report and Send.
Additional features include DSC test call and menu selection for
Auto DSC channel switching.
RAM3 second station mic capable
remotely control the VHF from your cockpit of fly bridge? The
EXPLORER is RAM3 remote mic capable to control all VHF, DSC
functions at a second station.
Big, bold display
There is no
question about it. With a big, bold display there is no mistaking
the information. The contrast and brightness can be adjusted for
situations where the radio cannot be mounted directly in front of
Programmable Scan, Priority Scan
and Dual Watch
not an issue with the EXPLORER. The radio can be setup to scan any
number of channels with or without a Channel 16 as the priority
channel or simply can be setup to scan between a priority channel
and one other channel (dual watch).
Clearvoice noise reduction
features Clear Voice Noise Reduction Technology eliminating
unwanted background noises like engines and wind during
transmission. This assures transmissions are crystal clear along
with dedicated 16/9, H/L keys and channel selection.
Navigate to Waypoints
is capable of entering and saving up to 100 waypoints. These
waypoints may be selected and navigated to by using a unique
navigation compass display that shows your vessels SOG, COG, BRG
(Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint when connected to an
DSC Position Polling and NMEA
position information with other DSC equipped vessels using the
position request and position reporting functions. With the push
of a few buttons you can request the position of another vessel,
or simply send your position information to the vessel you select.
The GPS Position of a received DSC Distress or Position Request
call can be shown on a compatible GPS Chart plotter simply by
connecting 2 NMEA wires.
In addition, the EXPLORER may be setup to automatically poll the
GPS position of up to 4 stations.
Programmable Channel Names
AIS is supplied from the factory preloaded with description of the
use of Marine channels (16-Distress, 22A-USCG, 71-Pleasure...).
The channel names may be customized by the user to easily
understand the use of each channel.
a GPS to the EXPLORER; Position, date, and time are also displayed
when interfaced with a GPS receiver.
NOAA Weather channels and Weather
10 NOAA and
Canadian Weather channels are pre-programmed and easily selectable
using the dedicated WX key. In addition, the EXPLORER can be set
to monitor WX channels and provide an audible alert to inform of
pending storm advisories.
3-Year waterproof warranty
EXPLORER fails for any reason (including water damage) during
normal use for the first 3 years of ownership, STANDARD HORIZON
will repair or replace it free, without hassles or charges. If it
fails for anytime thereafter in normal use, for as long as the
original purchaser owns the radio, STANDARD Horizon's Lifetime
Flat Rate and Customer Loyalty Service Programs will cover it