The GX1700 makes DSC
easy. With an internal 12 Channel GPS built into the front panel, there is
no need to hassle with wiring the radio to a GPS for DSC. Out of the box
and ready to go, DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint navigation,
navigation to DSC distress calls can all be performed with just a few
Mounting a VHF radio has never been easier. The Explorer GPS has an ultra
thin, compact rear case, only 3.5” in depth or half the depth of
comparable VHF radios on the market.
The Built-In WAAS GPS reciever and antenna mounted in the front panel also
gives the flexibility to flush mount the radio in tight areas.
GPS Compass - Navigate to Waypoints
The GX1700 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 with the internal 12 channel WAAS GPS.
ITU-R M493-11 Class D Digital Selective
The GX1700 is an 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.
RAM3 second station mic capable
Need to remotely
control the VHF from your cockpit of fly bridge? The GX1700 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 you.
DSC Position Polling and NMEA in/output
Easily share 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
In addition, the GX1700 may be setup to automatically poll the GPS
position of up to 4 stations.
Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual
Scanning is not an
issue with the GX1700 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
Clearvoice noise reduction technology
The GX1700 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
Programmable Channel Names
The GX1700 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 to easily understand the use of each channel.
NOAA Weather channels and Weather Alert
10 NOAA and Canadian
Weather channels are pre-programmed and easily selectable using the
dedicated WX key. In addition, the GX1700 can be set to monitor WX
channels and provide an audible alert to inform of pending storm
3-Year waterproof warranty
If the GX1700 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