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FURUNO FM-8900S | Radioaficion Ham Radio




Full GMDSS-compliant VHF radiotelephone with Class-A DSC facility and CH70 watch receiver


Semi-duplex 25-Watt VHF radiotelephone with a built-in Class-A DSC and CH70 watch Receiver

► Fully meets GMDSS carriage requirements for SOLAS ships

► Meets the new ITU recommendation on digital selective calling system for use in the Maritime Mobile Service, ITU-R M.493-13

► Easy to read, high-contrast 4.3" bright color LCD Enhanced noise reduction and speaker for superb voice quality.

Quick access to CH16 key

Press the CH16 key on the keypad to switch to radiotelephone display and select CH16 instantly

Easy channel selection with rotary control or direct keypad input

Automatic entry of own ship position and time through the interfaced GPS receiver ATIS signal transmission available for inland waterways ► Connect to an office or home via an existing PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network)

Scans all channels in the selected region and CH16

The FM-8900S scans all channels in the selected region as well as watches CH16 in alternate shift.

Transmitting and receiving general/distress DSC messages

By long-pressing (3 seconds) the {DISTRESS} button, DSC distress alert can be transmitted. Also, quick entry to DSC message composition screen is available by use of {DISTRESS MSG} and {OTHER DSC MSG} buttons.

For general DSC messages, press {OTHER DSC MSG} to enter the composition screen.

For DSC messages for distress alert, press {DISTRESS MSG} to enter the composition screen.

For DSC messages for DROBOSE (DSC Relay On Behalf Of Someone else), press both {DISTRESS MSG} and {OTHER DSC MSG} to enter the composition screen.

Quick access to dedicated functions in the menu operation using numeric keypad

In the menu, all tasks are assigned numbers, and the operator can access each of the menu items either by turning and pressing PUSH TO ENTER knob or simply pressing the corresponding numbers on the numeric keypad.

Replay function

The FM-8900S records the latest 120 seconds of incoming communication on the currently set channel. By simply pressing the "REPLAY" button on the numeric keypad, the last-received message will be played back on the spot.

Day mode and Night mode can be selected according to the lighting condition of the wheelhouse





FURUNO FM-8900S interconnection diagram

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