GMDSS VHF Radio with Class A DSC
The Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF is a GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) VHF radiotelephone which can be used as a part of GMDSS system equipment required by SOLAS or many domestic maritime regulations. When installed with the Icom GM800 MF/HF radio, the Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF and GM800 radios provides an ideal GMDSS VHF, MF and HF radio station.
Meets MED “Wheel Mark” Requirements
The Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF meets the Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU on European marine equipment requirements and has passed rigorous environmental testing and quality assurance process. Corrosion resistance coating of the rear panel.The Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF is designed to provide reliable operation and long-lasting durability under harsh maritime environments. In fact, the front panel has IPX7 protection (1m depth of water for 30 minutes) and the rear panel has corrosion resistance coating.
Meets ITU-R M.493-13 DSC
The built-in DSC provides automated distress and safety communication. The dedicated DSC watch-keeping receiver continuously monitors the DSC calling channel (CH70). A total of 100 MMSI numbers for DSC call (Individual ID: 75, Group: 25) can be stored with a 10-character ID name. Using the DSC Task mode provides straight-forward DSC operation.
DSC Task Mode Operation Example
- When receiving a DSC call on the Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF, a pop-up window appears. Push [Accept] button to send the acknowledgement to the calling station.
- After sending or receiving a DSC call, the radio enters the DSC Task mode. Push [Next Task] button to select an other task. Up to 7 tasks can be stored.
The 4.3 inch colour TFT LCD on the Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF provides almost 180 degree very wide viewing angle and displays high resolution characters and function icons. Even when the radio is installed to the instrument panel, the operator can clearly recognize the display information from various viewing angle. The night mode display ensures good readability in a dark place.
Provides Loud, Clear Audio
The Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF's internal speaker enhances intelligibility of received calls. By adopting a new waterproof paper speaker cone, the speaker provides superior sound quality with a wide frequency range and a flat frequency response. In addition, the radio delivers powerful 10 W audio when connected to an external speaker.
Intuitive User Interface
A combination of the directional keypad and soft keys provides simple operation on the Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF. The main 12 functions are assigned to soft keys (at the bottom of the display) and toggled with the left and right keys. The clearly labelled keypad provides straightforward entry. The CH16 button offers one-touch access to the CH16.
DC-DC Converter PS-310
The DC-DC converter PS-310 supplies a stable 12.6V of power to the Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF from either a 12 V or 24 V power source (depending on version) and provides a floating ground connection. The PS-310 protects the radio from momentary power interruption. The PS-310 must be used with the Icom GM600 Class A DSC VHF for MED certification compliance.
IEC 61162-1 interface for GNSS receiver
Supports new four-digit marine channels* effective from January 1st, 2017
* Following additional channels can be used: 1078, 2078, 1019, 2019, 1079, 2079, 1020 and 2020.
Hand microphone, HM-214V
DC power cable
Mounting bracket kit