Bluetooth® wireless headset Kit (BTK-2) with PTT or VOX
With the optional
BTK-2 kit (includes BH-2 headset, BU-1 Bluetooth unit and CAB-2
charger)the GX5500S becomes hands free and can be used up to 30 Feet away.
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
The DSC DISTRESS function when activated transmits a digital MAYDAY
including vessel identification, Latitude / Longitude and time (with GPS
connected), to facilitate prompt response. Additional calls that can be
made are Individual, Urgency and Safety.
Commerical grade 80dB 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.
The GX5500S has Dual Watch, which scans a selected channel and ch16
simultaneously allowing you to monitor a channel and not miss calls made
on ch16. Scan and Priority Scan features are user programmable.
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
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.
The microphone may be remoted to the rear panel with the MEK-4 extension
kit for custom installations. The MEK-4 contains 20Ft or routing cable,
Stainless Steel panel mount and screws.
Dual RAM3 or VH-310 Remote Station
All of the features of
the main radio can be accessed through the optional RAM3 speaker
microphone (CMP30) or VH-310 telephone style handset (2 connections)
With a RAM3 or VH-310 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