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Old 09-30-2008, 07:03 AM
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I was asking for this a year ago - but nice to see Garmin getting into the VHF business, hope they eventually integrate big displays... I think there's a LOT of value there, especially if they were to display radio data on the 4000s and 5000s and share data back and forth.

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080930/20080930005188.html?.v=1

The VHF 100 is Garmin’s entry-level radio, offering 25 watts of transmit power and Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability via NMEA 0183. In addition to dedicated buttons and knobs for ease of use, the VHF 100 features three soft keys that allow boaters to intuitively see and select the information they want, while eliminating the clutter they don’t. That information is presented on a 3.2-inch display – the largest screen available in its class. The VHF 100 also features NOAA weather alerts and Position Tracking, which allows a mariner to locate and keep tabs on up to three other boats that use a Garmin system.

The VHF 200 incorporates all of the features mentioned above and adds a number of premium capabilities, including NMEA 2000 compatibility for easy installation and integration with NMEA 2000 enabled multifunction displays. The unit comes standard with a wired fist microphone, and supports one wired full-function handheld (the GHS™ 10) which allows for full remote operation. The wired mics can also be relocated by the installer for optimal location on the boat’s console. The VHF 200 also boasts 20-watt hailer compatibility for communication with other boats or deckhands.

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Interesting.... Garmin has been doing the "position tracking" stuff for years on the handhel GPS/FRS radios (the Rhino's). Easy with VHF's and DSC position requests, just set it to do a position request every few mintues and wallah, you have "position tracking".

I've often wondered why VHF manufacturers don't add a couple of user defined hot keys to the radios. This has been done for the last 30 years on HAM radios and short wave receivers. I use channels 68, 78 and 16 all the time and am constantly swithcing bakc and fourth between them. I sometimes use Dual or Tri watch to scan between them, but often I don't want to scan between them, I just want one or the other. With a couple of "hotkeys" or "memory" keys, I could program them to those two channels, and easily switch with one key between those two channels and channel 16 (since a 16 hotkey already exists on all radios).
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:09 AM
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Will be interested to see how they integrate with their chartplotters.

More Info...

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=28719
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=28721

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:42 AM
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Interesting. Their website doesn't mention NMEA2000 connect ability. I wonder if it's a FUTURE feature, kinda like next summer......

I do applaud their moving their product line forward...

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It was mentioned in the press release. The VHF 200 model includes NMEA 2000 connectivity, as well as NMEA 0183. It's one of the few things that differentiate it from the VHF 100 model.
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VHF 100 Marine Radio

The Garmin VHF 100 marine receiver features intuitive design and provides radio communication to enhance convenience and safety to mariners worldwide. Communicate with Confidence

With up to 25 watts of transmit power at your fingertips, you’ll be able to stay in touch anywhere on the water. So no matter where you are or where you’re heading, you’ll always have a line of communication open to make sure every voyage is a safer voyage. Safety First

The Garmin VHF 100 provides full Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability via NMEA 0183 interface. Should trouble arise, DSC provides distress calls with the push of a button. And if your boat is already interfaced with a compatible GPS chartplotter, you’ll get mayday signaling and a digital broadcast of your boat’s position. The VHF 100 also features NOAA weather alerts and Position Tracking, which allows a mariner to locate and keep tabs on up to three other boats in the area.At-A-Glance Information

The VHF 100 has a simple user interface that’s easy to read while on the go so you’ll always have the right information at the right time. In addition to dedicated buttons and knobs for ease of use, the VHF 100 features three soft keys linked to onscreen menus that allow boaters to see and select the information they want. The VHF 100 also offers premium sound quality so every message is loud and clear. And to make sure the data stands out, the information is available on a 3.2-inch display – the largest screen available in its class.Detailed Design

The VHF 100 is built to brave the elements. And to simplify the installation process, it can also be mounted in a variety of configurations. With removable front caps, the VHF 100 can be easily added in cockpit consoles or cabin bulkheads. It’s the only front flush-mounting capable marine radio available on the market today, which makes the VHF 100 as flexible as it is functional. It’s made to last with rugged design that’s also submersible (IPX7 standards), so you’ll get a full-featured marine receiver that’s ready to go in a compact fixed-mount design. VHF 200 Marine Radio

[*]The Garmin VHF 200 marine receiver provides radio communication and features intuitive design to enhance convenience and safety to mariners worldwide. The VHF 200 comes standard with a two-way hailer system and is also NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 compliant to offer greater onboard flexibility and functionality.[/list]Communicate with Confidence

With up to 25 watts of transmit power at your fingertips, you’ll be able to stay in touch anywhere on the water. The VHF 200 comes standard with a removable speaker microphone and a built-in 20-watt public address (hailer) system that can be connected to a hailer horn or external speaker on the deck or tower. The VHF 200 also supports one wired GHS 10 hand-set microphone that allows full radio control from a remote location. So no matter where you are or where you’re heading, you’ll always have a line of communication open to make sure every voyage is a safer voyage.Safety First

The Garmin VHF 200 provides full Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability via NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 connectivity. Should trouble arise, DSC provides distress calls with the push of a button. And if your boat is already interfaced with a compatible GPS chartplotter, you’ll get mayday signaling and a digital broadcast of your boat’s position. The VHF 200 also features NOAA weather alerts and Position Tracking, which allows a mariner to locate and keep tabs on up to three other boats in the area.At-A-Glance Information

The VHF 200 has a simple user interface that’s easy to read while on the go so you’ll always have the right information at the right time. In addition to dedicated buttons and knobs for ease of use, the VHF 200 features three soft keys linked to onscreen menus that allow boaters to see and select the information they want. The VHF 200 also offers premium sound quality so every message is loud and clear. And to make sure the data stands out, the information is available on a 3.2-inch display – the largest screen available in its class. Detailed Design

The VHF 200 is ready to take on the elements. And to simplify the installation process, it can also be mounted in a variety of configurations. With removable front caps, the VHF 200 can be easily added in cockpit consoles or cabin bulkheads. It’s the only front flush-mounting capable marine radio available on the market today, which makes the VHF 200 as flexible as it is functional. It’s made to last with rugged design that’s also submersible (IPX7 standards), so you’ll get a full-featured marine receiver that’s ready to go in a compact fixed-mount design.
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