Furuno Offers N e w GMDSS

Furuno's new A2 GMDSS radio station is a communications station that provides communication at any time, from any location within A1 and A2 sea areas. The A2 GMDSS Radio Station is designed to ensure maximum availability of safety communications and distress calls for all passenger vessels, and also on cargo vessels of 300 gt and up engaged in voyages 150 miles from coast stations. The A2 GMDSS Radio Station is made up of three main components — FM-8500 VHF DSC Radiotelephone, FS-1562 Single Sideband Radiotelephone and DSC-6A MF DSC with watch-keeping receiver. The FM-8500 is an all-in-one marine VHF radio system consisting of a simplex/semi-duplex 25W VHF radiotelephone, a DSC modem and a CH70 Watch Receiver. The FS-1562 is a semi-duplex, SB radiotelephone, available in both 150 kW and 250 kW configurations. It offers instant selection of 2,182 kHz, 2,187 kHz, IT channels and 400 programmed transmit and receive frequency pairs. It also features a large, back-lit LCD display. The DSC 6A is a DSC modem capable of composing DSC messages, verifying the prepared message before it is transmitted, controlling the radio transreceivers, storing distress messages, performing routing testing without radiation of signals.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Mar 2001

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