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Icom’s New VHF – The M605

M605

VHF Marine Transceiver

The M605 is not just a radio. It’s a system that allows the user choices on how to set up the radio with up to three stations

Fixed Mount VHF with Flexible System Configurations

The M605 is not just a radio. It’s a system that allows the user choices on how to set up the radio with up to three stations. Boaters can now add an exclusive complete display as another station on the vessel along with two COMMANDMICS™. Customers will appreciate the radios large bright display that includes night mode to view easily in the dark. The full featured M605 also gives customers the option of the radio with an integrated AIS receiver. The best just got better!

Output power 25W
Hailer 30W listen back hailer
Horn/Foghorn Built-in
GPS GNSS antenna included
Waterproof rating IPX8
Versions Radio without AIS receiver

Configuration flexibility

The M605 gives the user flexibility in setting up their radio system on their boat. Remotely control up to three controllers using all the M605 functions with the HM-195 series COMMANDMIC™ and/or the RC-M600 Command Head. Either option can be used as an intercom between the radio and the unit, as well.

Large color display

Bring on the color. The M605’s large 4.3” color TFT LCD display provides nearly a 180 degree viewing angle. The high resolution characters and function icons along with the directional keypad and soft keys provide an intuitive user interface. The night mode screen provides comfortable operation in the dark. Most used functions are assigned to soft keys (at the bottom of the display) for quick one push function access. The large ten-key pad enables users to smoothly enter channel numbers, MMSI numbers with ID names and much more.

NMEA 2000™ and NMEA 0183 connectivity

Using NMEA 2000™ connectivity, the radio can exchange GNSS, AIS reports, DSC call information data, radio frequency, and PGN list data on the network. NMEA 0183/-HS GNSS position data can also be converted to NMEA 2000™ data for other equipment.

Integrated AIS receiver

The M605 with the integrated AIS receiver can show AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS combo screen enables you to monitor the AIS plotter during basic operation. The M605 also allows the user to directly call a selected AIS target from the AIS screen using an individual DSC all.

Key Features

Active noise cancelling
Last call voice recording saves the last two minutes of the last incoming call or start recording manually
Integrated GNSS receiver
Class D DSC
Weather & alert channels
AquaQuake® draining function
Instant access to channel 16 and channel 09 call channel

Humminbird Ask The Experts Day

We are excited to announce Humminbird “Ask The Experts” Day at Radioworld taking place Saturday June 9th from 10am to 1pm.  There will be reps from Humminbird/Minn Kota at Radioworld providing informal small group seminar/Q&A periods.  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and learn how to use your sonar/GPS to the fullest extent.

Humminbird was the first with recreational side imaging sonar and now incorporate down imaging and full networking with Ethernet and NMEA2000.  Come and learn about the cutting edge technology Humminbird unveiled at the Bassmaster Classic – Humminbird 360°!  The first and only 360° imaging sonar view around your boat.

Radioworld is located at 4335 Steeles Ave W, Toronto, ON   416-667-1000

Lowrance Expert Day at Radioworld

Bring all your questions to the experts from Lowrance and Simrad to get the answers on these marine systems.  We will have informal small group seminars running throughout the day from 10am-1pm at Radioworld 4335 Steeles Ave W in Toronto.  If you have already bought a unit and are interested in learning how to use it, or if you are in the market this is the day you won’t want to miss.

-Lawren

 

2012 Toronto International Boat Show

The month of January in Toronto marks an exciting time for boaters and on the water enthusiasts as the week long Toronto International Boat Show takes place between January 14th and 22nd 2012.  This year Radioworld will be leaving a big footprint on the show as we will be there with our biggest booth yet full of electronics and boating accessories!

You’ll find some of the best deals we have ever been able to offer on marine electronics.  We will have our expert staff on hand to answer all your questions and help you select the right electronics for your boat.

Some of the highlights that we will have on display include the Simrad NSS, Garmin auto-routing chartplotters, and Maretron NMEA2000 networking products.

Be sure to check out some of the seminars on NMEA2000 presented by Ken Harrison of Maretron and Robin Martel of Actisense to learn more about this awesome technology that makes boating even more enjoyable.

Be sure to come by the show and visit the Radioworld booth in Hall G, Booth 458

See you there…

-Lawren

Maretron WSO100 – Boat Show Preview

If you have been following this blog for any time now you have probably read about NMEA2000 at some point.  This networking system is revolutionizing the boating industry with its common connectors and inter-manufacturer connectivity.

Take a look at the Maretron WSO100 a complete weather station to add to your boat to keep on top of changing conditions while you are on the water.  Be sure to check it out at the Toronto International Boat Show starting January 14th 2012.

Here is a preview of what you can expect to see next week –> Maretron WSO100 Video

-Lawren

Check Out This Electronics Setup

Earlier in the year we worked closely with Scott Walcott from West Lake Willows resort in Picton, ON as he was outfitting his boat with electronics.  Scott operates a charter boat service focusing on walleye in the Bay of Quinte and eastern Lake Ontario.  We assisted him in the selection of marine electronics for his new boat he was taking delivery of in the fall.

Take a look at this video Scott made doing a quick walk through of his electronics setup.

As you can see this boat is loaded with the latest in marine electronics technology.  If you are interested in a day of fishing with Scott aboard the his 26′ Wooldridge Pilot house you can contact him through his website at www.westlakewillows.com

-Lawren

NMEA 2000: Upgrading made easy!

For years plying the waters of our Great Lakes took skill and relied solely on
paper charts and the crackle of the ole marine radio! Nothing was more stressful
than plotting a dead reckoning on a raster chart during a 30 knot wind pushing
you closer to the rocks that you were trying to avoid in the first place!

Today, we enjoy and rely on electronic devices to solve our navigational and
communication problems. Take the new version of the maritime VHF radio! It
allows us to communicate our safety concerns within a third of a second for all
stations to hear. We can communicate with each other for a multitude of
reasons. We rely on radar, marine GPS Chartplotters and weather maps in one or
more marine devices.

Prices and competitive retail advantages have allowed all boaters the opportunity to own and enjoy all of these simple electronic pleasures. NMEA 2000 now makes hooking up all these devices a breeze. NMEA 2000 combines electrical and data specifications to set up a marine data network for communication between marine electronic devices such as radar, depth gauges, GPS – nautical chartplotters, navigation instruments, engine gauges, multiple tank level sensors and laptops. It has been defined by, and is controlled by,
the US based National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). More and more
electronic manufactures are making their products to this standard.

Next time you are in the store looking for a new addition to your boat’s marine
electronics package, look for the label NMEA 2000 compliant. NMEA 2000 makes it easier to install, reduces costs and allows boaters to mix electronic manufacturers so they can enjoy the best equipment on the market. The NMEA 2000 system is based on a single backbone cable that sends messages and data in both directions.


The above drawing illustrates how a NMEA 2000 backbone can connect a power boats’
electronic device such as a GPS, VHF, compass, engine data, navigation system,
etc.

I know what I’m doing in the Spring! My Carver’s electronic devices need an
upgrade and there is no better way to do it. Come in and see us to discuss your
NMEA networking needs.

John

1984 Carver 3207