Raymarine Ray53 Compact VHF Radio with GPS

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Raymarine’s Ray53 radio is small in size but big on features and performance.

Ray53 is a full-function VHF marine radio with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and a built-in GPS receiver. 

Simply program your boat’s MMSI number into the Ray53 and immediately benefit from the enhanced calling and safety features of DSC.


  • Compact marine VHF with Digital Selective Calling.
  • Built-in GPS/GNSS receiver with a connection point for an optional external antenna.
  • NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 networking for integration with onboard systems.
  • Audio output connection for optional passive remote speaker (A80542).
  • Surface and trunnion mount kits included.
  • Styled to compliment the Axiom family of multifunction displays.


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  • Operating Temperature: -20ºC to +60ºC 
  • Storage Temperature: -25ºC to +70ºC 
  • Relative Humidity: 95%
  • Water Proofing: IPx6 & IPx7
  • Connections: 1x NMEA 0183 | 1x SeaTalkng ® / NMEA 2000 | 1x Audio (RCA) | 1x GNSS (GPS) antenna (TNC)


  • Nominal Supply Voltage: 12 V dc (Reverse polarity and over voltage protection)
  • Operating Voltage Range: 9 Vdc to 16 Vdc
  • Current Consumption:
    • Less than 6 A at high power (13.6 V)
    • Standby: 600 mA
    • Receive: 2 A


  • Channels: All available US, International and Canadian VHF marine bands
  • Frequency Range: 156.000 MHz to 157.425 MHz / 155.500 MHz to 161.425 MHz (Private channels)
  • Frequency Stability: +/- 1.5 ppm
  • Channel Spacing: 12.5 kHz
  • Power Output: Low power setting — 1 W | High power setting — 25 W
  • Spurious missions: Better than –36 dBm at 25 W (Less than 0.25 μW)
  • Maximum Deviation: +/- 5 kHz
  • Antenna Impedance: 50 Ohms (typical)


  • Receiver Type: Double conversion super heterodyne
  • Channels: All available US, International and Canadian VHF marine bands
  • Frequency Range: 156.050 MHz to 163.275 MHz / 155.500 MHz to 161.425 MHz (Private channels)
  • Sensitivity Better than 1 microvolt EMF @20dB SINAD
  • Squelch Sensitivity: Less than —2 dBμ EMF
  • Hum and Noise: Better than –40 dB
  • Audio Distortion: Less than 10%
  • Receiver Sensitivity: Distance — 119dBm (0.25uV) @ 12dB SINAD (typical)
  • Local — 110dBm (0.7uV) @12dB SINAD (typical)
  • Adjacent Channel Selectivity: More than 70 dB
  • Spurious Response Rejection: More than 70 dB
  • Inter Modulation Rejection: More than 70 dB


  • Base Station Speaker Power Output: 2.5W (8Ω
  • Fistmic Speaker Power: 1W (16Ω)
  • External Speaker Power: 5W (8Ω)


  • Channels: 72
  • Cold Start: <2 minutes
  • Receiver IC Sensitivity –167 dBm (Tracking) / –148 dBm (Acquisition)
  • GNSS Compatibility: GPS | GLONASS | *Beidou
  • SBAS Compatibility: WAAS | EGNOS | MSAS
  • Special Features: Active Jamming and Interference Reduction
  • Operating Frequency: GPS L1 C/A | GLONASS L10F | Beidou B1
  • Signal Acquisition: Automatic
  • Almanac Update: Automatic
  • Geodetic Datum WGS-84 (alternatives available through Raymarine MFD)
  • Refresh Rate: 10 Hz (10 times per second Concurrent GNSS)
  • Antenna Internal — Ceramic chip mounted near top of unit
  • External — Passive antenna connection via TNC connector
  • Position Accuracy Without SBAS: <= 15 metres 95% of the time | With SBAS: <= 5 metres 95% of the time

What's in The Box

  1. Ray53 VHF DSC Radio
  2. Sun cover
  3. Panel mount gasket
  4. Mounting bracket (Trunnion)
  5. Mounting bracket knobs
  6. Fistmic hook plate
  7. 4 x M4x25 screws (For Bracket (Trunnion) mounting)
  8. Documentation
  9. 4 x M4 nuts, spring washers and M4x25 machine screws (For Panel mounting)
  10. Protective antenna boot
  11. 2 x M4x12 screws (For Fistmic hook plate mounting)
  12. SeaTalkng ® blanking plug
  13. SeaTalkng ® 400 mm (15.7 in.) spur cable



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 State  Shipping Days
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 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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