- Tough, reliable, 100% waterproof and drop proof
- Exceeds GMDSS specification for use in Survival Craft
- Easy to use
- Three channels: 6, 13 and 16
- Long Life lithium battery
- Test battery available
The R1 Handheld VHF operates on three channels Ch. 6, 13 and 16 only. It has been designed specifically for emergency usage. The R1 comes complete with a non re-chargable (5 year storage life, 12hour operational life) Lithium battery pack that must be replaced every 4 years (Part no. 84-100) or immediately after usage to comply with the GMDSS regulations.
A test battery is available ( Part no. 84-102) to enable annual GMDSS radio checks to be carried out without using the Lithium battery pack.
The R1 is 100% waterproof, bouyant and drop proof to cope with the toughest marine environments. offering all the features required in a safety or emergency radio at an exceptionally competitive price. This makes it ideal as a 'fit and forget' item as required by GMDSS legislation.