Standard VHF GX1700 Explorer with Built-in GPS #:  38712
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Standard VHF GX1700 Explorer with Built-in GPS

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With an internal 12 Channel GPS built in the front panel there is no hassle wiring the radio to a GPS to enable all DSC functions.
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MFG Part#:   GX1700
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The Standard GX1700 Explorer GPS fixed mount VHF makes DSC easy. With an internal 12 Channel GPS built into the front panel, there is no hassle with wiring the radio to a GPS for DSC.

  • Integrated 12 Channel WAAS GPS receiver
  • GPS antenna built-in to the front panel allows reception when bracket or flush mounted
  • Ultra thin and compact rear case design (3.5” depth)
  • Meets ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC (Digital Selective Calling)
  • Navigation to a DSC Distress Call with compass page
  • DSC Test call and Auto DSC channel change selection
  • Automatically poll the GPS position of up to 4 ships using DSC
  • Enter, Save, and Navigation to waypoint with Compass page
  • GPS Compass display
  • Navigation (LAT/LON, Time, SOG, and COG) information shown on display
  • Submersible JIS-8 1.5M (4.92Ft) for 30 minutes
  • Noise canceling microphone with channel UP/DOWN, 16/9 and H/L keys
  • NOAA weather channel selection with alert
  • Programmable Scan, Priority Scan, and Dual Watch
  • Preset Key stores up to 10 favorite channels, with scan function
  • Oversized display with customizable channel names
  • NMEA 0183 Input and Output of GPS information to other devices
  • Programmable soft keys
  • Capable of connecting to a Second Station RAM3 and RAM3+ Remote Access Microphone
  • Intercom between radio and Second Station RAM3 and RAM3+ Remote Access Microphone
  • Die-cast chassis
  • 3 Year Waterproof Warranty

Mounting a VHF radio has never been easier. The Explorer GPS has an ultra thin, compact rear case, only 3-1/2" in depth, or half the depth of comparable VHF radios on the market. With the built-in WAAS GPS receiver and antenna mounted in the front panel of the radio, it gives the flexibility of flush mounting the radio in tight areas.

The GPS Compass display allows you to easily navigate to waypoints. The GX1700 is capable of entering and saving up to 100 Waypoints. Waypoints can be selected and navigated to by using a unique navigation Compass Display that shows your vessels SOG, COG, BRG (Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint with the internal 12 channel WAAS GPS.

The Standard GX1700 is an ITU-R M493 Class D VHF with a separate Channel 70 receiver, allowing DSC calls to be received even when listening to other communications. The DSC Distress function when activated, transmits a digital May-Day which includes vessel identification, Latitude/Longitude, and time; to facilitate prompt response.

Additional DSC calls that can be made are Individual, Urgency, Safety, Position Report and Send.

The GX1700 is RAM3+ Second Station Mic capable, allowing you to remotely control the VHF from your cockpit, or fly bridge. The Standard RAM3+ Remote Mic is capable of controlling all VHF, and DSC functions from a second station.

There is no question about it; with a big, bold display there is no mistaking the information presented on the display. And, the contrast and brightness can be adjusted for situations when the radio cannot be mounted directly in front of you. 

The Standard GX1700 easily shares position information with other DSC equipped vessels with the DSC Position Request and Position Reporting functions. With the push of a few buttons you can request the position of another vessel, or simply send your position information to the vessel you select. 

With NMEA0183 Input and Output, the GX1700 can send the GPS position of a received DSC Distress, or Position Request calls to a compatible GPS Chart plotter simply by connecting 2 NMEA wires. 

Scanning is not an issue with the Standard GX1700. The radio can be setup to scan any number of channels with, or without a Channel 16, as the priority channel or simply can be setup to scan between a priority channel and one other channel (dual watch).

With Standard's Clear Voice Noise Reduction Technology, unwanted background noises like engines and wind during transmission are eliminated. This assures transmissions are crystal clear along with dedicated 16/9, H/L keys and channel selection. NOAA Weather channels and Weather Alert 10 NOAA and Canadian Weather channels are pre-programmed and easily selectable using the dedicated WX key. In addition, the GX1700 can be set to monitor WX channels and provide an audible alert to inform of pending storm advisories.

3-Year Waterproof Warranty; if the GX1700 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.

  Standard GX1600 & GX1700 Owners Manual
Serial Number - This product has a manufacturer's serial number that uniquely identifies the item. When your order ships, will record the serial number and add it to the history of the order. Should the item go missing before it arrives, we will register the serial number with loss and theft databases to prevent fraudulent use or resale of the item. There is no action required from you, and the serial number will only be used to prevent fraudulent activity associated with the missing item.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
works great June 02, 2013
Reviewer: jg from Newfoundland
Have had this unit for a year now. While I probably use 2% of its features, I find it a most useful unit with good reception/transmission.
1. Handles incoming distress calls, weather calls, etc beautifully. Thankfully have no knowledge of its outgoing distress capabilities!
2. GPS is very useful. In the cockpit of a sailboat where a chartplotter may be hard to read the waypoint setup is easy and useful with the extended microphone (separate purchase).
3. VERY easy setup.
4. Features, and therefore manual, are quite complex, but basic functions easy to use right away.

Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Solid Product May 31, 2012
Reviewer: REM from North Vancouver
Pretty happy with this radio. Compact and easy to install. Much better, and clearer reception than the old Standard Marine radio it replaced. GPS receiver for DSC seems to acquire quickly and easily, and is super convenient compared to setting up Nema communication with my main GPS. In general use, I find the interface and menus easy and quick to use. Overall a very nice upgrade.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
GX1700S May 10, 2012
from Southern Ontario
The unit operates as described. It takes very little time to lock onto satellites and needs a clear view of the sky. It is easy to operate the functions, soft keys, mic speakers, etc. I have not programmed in the MMSI as yet to determine how well the DSC works. The manual is not clear as to how to program in the WX channels to be scanned for WX alert. A call to their toll free support line solved the issue. Unit works great, the user manual could be a bit easier to understand in a few areas.

I recommend the unit highly especially for those who need to interface GPS with their DSC radio. It happens instantly.
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