Standard Horizon GX2200E VHF with AIS and GPS

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Standard Horizon GX2200E VHF with AIS and GPS


RRP £369.95





Another world first! The GX2200E from Standard Horizon is the first-ever compact fixed Class D DSC VHF to include built-in receivers for both GPS and AIS (Automatic Identification System). It has a 66-channel integrated GPS antenna, and a built in duplexer that enables the VHF and AIS to use just the one VHF antenna.

The GX2200E is able to display AIS targets in a radar style format on the large 1.8in LCD screen. This allows the user to not only clearly identify each target from the MMSI (Mobile Maritime Service Identity) information being transmitted, but also to determine its course. A glance at the screen will provide a target’s MMSI number, call sign, ship name, bearing (BRG), distance (DST), speed over ground (SOG) and course over ground (COG). There is also a Closest Point of Approach (CPA) alarm, if a target vessel strays too close.

For quick and precise communication, an automatic DSC call can be made to a specific AIS equipped vessel by simply selecting the target and pressing the call button. This saves the time and the possibility of mistakes by having to type in the vessel’s unique 9-digit MMSI number. Another versatile feature is the ability to ‘poll’ another vessel for its position. This is shown as lat/long on the radio’s screen, or can be sent to a compatible chart plotter display as well. Polling is used for vessels that wish to keep abreast of each other’s location, such as a cruising flotilla, or a group of fishing boats.

AIS target information can also be sent to the chart plotter via an NMEA connection and an added feature on the GX2200E is the ability to change the GPS input and DSC/AIS output baud rate, essential if the plotter you are connecting to it only has one port. In addition to providing DSC information, the integrated GPS acts as a useful navigation aid in its own right, and can store up to 100 waypoints. These can be selected and used via a unique compass display, which will also give all the usual GPS information about speed, course and bearing to a waypoint.

The GX2200E is remarkably compact, and yet provides a generous and easy-to-read display, a deliberately oversized rotary channel selection knob and a powerful 30Watt PA/loud hailer with pre-programmed with fog signals and listen back . In addition, the MATRIX AIS/GPS allows you to start a fog horn and then view the AIS page simultaneously.

For flush mounting you will need the optional MMB-84 accessory. (click the accessories tab above)
Size / ColourPart NumberStock AvailabilityPrice
 99418441 20 at Port Solent 18/10 19:50
1 at Chichester 18/10 19:50
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