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

Our Price: $299.95
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by jg Date Added: Sunday 02 June, 2013
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.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]
by REM Date Added: Thursday 31 May, 2012
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.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]
by Anonymous Date Added: Thursday 10 May, 2012
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.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars [4 of 5 Stars]

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