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Rated "BEST CHOICE" by Practical Sailor October 2009
Commercial grade with alpha-numeric keypad and 30W PA/hailer with Listenback
The keypad allows quick access to most often used functions, input of DSC names, manual entering of GPS position and direct entry of channels.Class D Digital Selective Calling
The GX5500S meets the irequirements for Class D with a separate Channel 70 receiver, which allows DSC calls to be received even when listening to traffic on Marine VHF channels.Commerical grade 80dB receiver
Advanced receiver technology rejects the reception of unwanted signals from pagers and other unwanted VHF frequencies.Audio tone control
This unique feature allows the treble and bass of the speaker audio to be adjusted for best listening. The effect is similar to adjusting the treble and bass controls on a stereo.Oversized knobs and scanning
Radio operation and channel selection is made easy (even with gloves) with the oversized volume, squelch and channel selector knobs.30W PA and Fog signalling
The GX5500S includes a 30W Loud Hailer with Fog signals; Bells and Whistles with listen back. For added benefit, the last selected VHF channel is can be heard when in the PA or Fog mode.Front or rear panel remote speaker mic capable
The standard hand microphone has a built in speaker and uses Noise canceling technology called ClearVoice for unsurpassed communications even in the noisiest environments. This microphone also has the capability to directly switch between channels 16 and 9, change channels with the large UP/Down keys and can be removed for storage.RAM3+ Second Station microphone inputs
All of the features of the main radio can be accessed through the optional RAM3+ Second Station Microphone. With a RAM3+ connected, the GX5500S becomes an intercom system allowing two way private communications.3-Year waterproof warranty
If the GX5500S 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 cover it.