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GME heralds the amazing G-Com marine VHF handheld radio

by Matthew Heap on 2 Mar 2011
The GX660 being fully waterproof with an IP67 rating is ideal for use on dinghies and runabouts without onboard electrical systems.
GME, Australia’s leading marine electronics company, will shortly broaden their product portfolio with the introduction of the amazing G-Com GX660 marine VHF handheld radio.

The GX660 being fully waterproof with an IP67 rating is ideal for use on dinghies and runabouts without onboard electrical systems; it has the further bonus of being buoyant, so any onboard mishap where the radio takes a dip overboard will not result in a one way ticket to Davy Jones’s Locker.

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 which will deliver more than sufficient power for a day’s boating between charges

The GX660 will be available mid March and offers really tremendous value at an RRP of AUD$299.

For additional information please visit www.gme.net.au
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