The Link-5 marine VHF system is compact and affordable with an ultra-rugged
waterproof (IPX7) chassis. Meeting the latest international compliance
standards, the Link-5 delivers the ultimate reliability and performance, for
unparalleled safety and communication on-the-water, anywhere in the world.
Link-5 offers a best-in-class microphone with six quick keys for simple and
reliable helm operation, plus a built-in speaker that delivers clear audio
that is easy to hear – even with the ambient noise typically associated with
boating. It also features an easy-grip rubber molding cover for secure holding
Safety is always a concern; Lowrance designed the Link-5 for
clear and simple Class D DSC operation. Link-5 features an efficient,
extra-large rotary knob interface for easy channel changing, menu navigation
and setting control. Clear display of GPS lat/lon data is presented on a 1 x
1.8 in (2.6 x 4.6 cm) LCD display with adjustable backlighting. Delivering all
USA, Canadian and International marine channels, the system provides easy
access to all DSC functions. The Lowrance Link-5 features an extra large
Channel 16 key, dedicated volume and squelch knobs, weather keys, selectable
Dual and TriWatch modes, local and distant functions, and three
user-programmable (“favorites”) channels.
Equipped with memory retention, the radio logs up to 10 distress calls and
20 individual DSC calls. DSC control keys include (priority) 16/9, WX, 3CH/+/-
for quick channel changing, CALL, EXIT, SCAN and MENU. Additional system
features include a rotary volume control with power on/off, all-channel
priority and memory channel scans, 20 user-programmable names with MMSI, 10
weather channels with a 1050 Hz tone alert and a second receiver for incoming
DSC messages on Channel 70.
Offering selectable 25/1-watt transmit power and NMEA 0183 compatibility,
the Link-5 includes a flush-mount kit, wires for 4-watt external speakers, a
PL259 connection for optional 2.4 m and 1 m fiberglass antennas.
Stainless-steel and nylon antenna mounts are available from Lowrance, too