GME 5/1 Watt Handheld VHF Marine Radio - DSC & GPS

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Loaded with all the features you would normally only expect in a fixed mount radio, the GME GX850 is a high-performance Handheld VHF Marine Radio that puts marine safety right in the palm of your hand.

Much more than just a communication device, the GX850 could save your life.

Digital Selective Calling - Use preformatted text instead of voice to transmit urgent or important information to another radio including your GPS co-ordinates and the MMSI number of your vessel.

Man Over Board (MOB) Alert - Send a Man Over Board (MOB) distress message to all vessels within range at the press of a button

On-Screen Speed Display - Monitor your speed via GPS in your preference of either Kms or Knots

5/1W Switchable Power - Reduce battery consumption by selecting the low power setting when using the radio at close range, ideal for communications between the mother ship and tender, or at full 5W power for communicating over longer distances

Large, Bright LCD Screen - Clear and easy to read, even in difficult lighting conditions

Programmable Scanning including Dual and Tri Watch - Program the way in which your GX800 scans channels to suit your activity. Dual and Tri Watch enable you to monitor a working or club channel while still being able to receive important broadcasts on Channel 16

Float and Flash - Waterproof to IP67, if this high-performance radio is accidentally dropped overboard, it will not only float, but the LCD will flash brightly, ensuring easy location and retrieval


  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Large, Bright LCD Screen
  • 48 Channel GPS
  • Programmable Scan
  • Man Over Board (MOB) Alert
  • Priority Scan
  • On-screen speed display
  • Dual and Tri Watch
  • Float and Flash
  • All International, US and Canadian Marine VHF Channels
  • Waterproof to IP67
  • Weather channels on US and Canadian bands
  • 5/1 watt Switchable Power
  • Integrated Rechargeable 1,700 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery


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  • Frequency Range 156.025 to 162.425MHz
  • Number of Channels 56 International / 52 USA / 59 Canada / 10 Weather
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Class D (EN301025)
  • GPS Receiver 48 Channel
  • Man Over Board (MOB) DSC Channel 70
  • Std Operating Temperature -20°C ~ 55°C
  • Battery Life (TX 5% RX 5%
  • Built in Speaker 40mm Dia / 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions W x H x D 67 x 153 x 43mm
  • Battery 7.4V 1700mAh Li-Polymer
  • Waterproof IP67


  • Sensitivity (12dB SINAD) -119 dBm
  • Squelch Threshold: -119dBm / Tight: -113 to -107dBm / Hysteresis: 3~6dB / Attack Time:
  • Adjacent Channel Rejection >70dB
  • Image Rejection >70dB
  • Intermodulation Rejection >68dB
  • Spurious Response rejection (CH16) 80mHz to 1 GHz >70dB
  • Conducted Spurious Emission <70dB
  • Scan Time per Channel 200ms
  • Rx Current Standby: ≤185mA / Max Audio Power: ≤380mA


  • Output Power High: 5W / Low: 0.8W
  • Frequency Tolerance ±2.5PPM
  • Max Modulation ±5kHz
  • Conducted Spurious Emission <-56dB
  • Tx Current High Power: 1.6A / Low Power: 0.9A
  • Specifications are nominal and are subject to change without notice or obligation

What's In The Box

  • GX850 DSC Marine Radio
  • Belt Clip
  • 240V AC Charger
  • Wrist Strap
  • High Gain Flexible Antenna
  • Instruction Manual


All orders are shipped from our Brookvale, Sydney order fulfilment centre. Orders are normally shipped within 5 business days - most quicker!

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 State  Shipping Days
 ACT   2 - 5 business days
 NSW   2 - 5 business days
 NT   7 - 11 business days
 QLD   3 - 5 business days
 SA  5 - 6 business days
 TAS  5 - 7 business days
 VIC  4 - 6 business days
 WA  6 - 9 business days


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