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Standard Horizon Explorer Gx1700b Gps Fixed Mount Vhf - Black
Standard Horizon Explorer GX1700B GPS Fixed Mount VHF - Black

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Standard Horizon Explorer Gx1700b Gps Fixed Mount Vhf - Black
Standard Horizon Explorer Vhf W/ Gps Class D Black

Explorer GX1700B GPS Fixed Mount VHF - Black

  • Integrated 12 Channel WAAS GPS receiver
  • GPS antenna built-in to the front panel allows reception when bracket or flush mounted
  • Ultra thin and compact rear case design (3.5" depth)
  • Meets ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC (Digital Selective Calling)
  • Navigation to a DSC Distress Call with compass page
  • GPS Compass display
  • Navigation (LAT/LON, SOG, and COG) information shown on display
  • Submersible JIS-8 1.5M (4.92Ft) for 30 minutes
  • Noise canceling microphone with channel UP/DOWN, 16/9 and H/L keys
  • NOAA weather channel selection with alert
  • Programmable Scan, Priority Scan, and Dual Watch
  • Preset Key stores up to 10 favorite channels, with scan function
  • Customizable channel names
  • Oversized dot matrix display
  • NMEA Input and Output of GPS information to other NMEA compatible devices
  • Programmable soft keys
  • Capable of connecting to a Second Station RAM3 Remote Access Microphone
  • Die-cast chassis
  • 3-Year Waterproof Warranty

Easy DSC & Installation
The GX1700 makes DSC easy. With an internal 12 Channel GPS built into the front panel, there is no need to hassle with wiring the radio to a GPS for DSC. Out of the box and ready to go, DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint navigation, navigation to DSC distress calls can all be performed with just a few simple steps.

Mounting a VHF radio has never been easier. The Explorer GPS has an ultra thin, compact rear case, only 3.5" in depth or half the depth of comparable VHF radios on the market.

The Built-In WAAS GPS reciever and antenna mounted in the front panel also gives the flexibility to flush mount the radio in tight areas.

GPS Compass - Navigate to Waypoints
The GX1700 is capable of entering and saving up to 100 waypoints. These waypoints may be selected and navigated to by using a unique navigation compass display that shows your vessels SOG, COG, BRG (Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint with the internal 12 channel WAAS GPS.

ITU-R M493-11 Class D Digital Selective Calling
The GX1700 is an ITU-R M493 Class D class VHF with a separate Channel 70 receiver, which allows DSC calls to be received even when listening to communications.

The DSC DISTRESS function when activated transmits a digital MAYDAY including vessel identification, Latitude / Longitude and time (with GPS connected), to facilitate prompt response. Additional calls that can be made are Individual, Urgency, Safety, Position Report and Send.

RAM3 second station mic capable
Need to remotely control the VHF from your cockpit of fly bridge? The GX1700 is RAM3 remote mic capable to control all VHF, DSC functions at a second station.

Big, bold display
There is no question about it. With a big, bold display there is no mistaking the information. The contrast and brightness can be adjusted for situations where the radio cannot be mounted directly in front of you.

DSC Position Polling and NMEA in/output
Easily share position information with other DSC equipped vessels using the position request and position reporting functions. With the push of a few buttons you can request the position of another vessel, or simply send your position information to the vessel you select.

The GPS Position of a received DSC Distress or Position Request call can be shown on a compatible GPS Chart plotter simply by connecting 2 NMEA wires.

In addition, the GX1700 may be setup to automatically poll the GPS position of up to 4 stations.

Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual Watch
Scanning is not an issue with the GX1700 The radio can be setup to scan any number of channels with or without a Channel 16 as the priority channel or simply can be setup to scan between a priority channel and one other channel (dual watch).

Clearvoice noise reduction technology
The GX1700 features Clear Voice Noise Reduction Technology eliminating unwanted background noises like engines and wind during transmission. This assures transmissions are crystal clear along with dedicated 16/9, H/L keys and channel selection.

Programmable Channel Names
The GX1700 is supplied from the factory preloaded with description of the use of Marine channels (16-Distress, 22A-USCG, 71-Pleasure...). The channel names may be customized to easily understand the use of each channel.

NOAA Weather channels and Weather Alert
10 NOAA and Canadian Weather channels are pre-programmed and easily selectable using the dedicated WX key. In addition, the GX1700 can be set to monitor WX channels and provide an audible alert to inform of pending storm advisories.

3-Year waterproof warranty
If the GX1700 fails for any reason (including water damage) during normal use for the first 3 years of ownership, STANDARD HORIZON will repair or replace it free, without hassles or charges. If it fails for anytime thereafter in normal use, for as long as the original purchaser owns the radio, STANDARD Horizon's Lifetime Flat Rate and Customer Loyalty Service Programs will cover it.

Manufacturer Part Number: GX1700B

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Really great radio. May 25, 2016
Reviewer: Larry Titus from Deep River CT  
Dealing with Hodges is always a pleasure. Pricing can't be beat. Shipping is always fast. Return policy is wonderful. We always go to Hodges first.

The Raymarine Dragonfly 5 PRO is mounted to my Zodiac 340DL dingy along with a Standard Horizon GX1700B. Both perform magnificently. Mounting was easy however be aware that the Dragonfly is meant to be mounted somewhat high and on my dinghy I wanted it with a low profile so I had to fabricate my own mount. There is no cover for the Dragonfly so my wife made a vinyl fabric one. The mount selection for the Dragonfly is not great so go into it with your eyes open.
The Standard Horizon GX1700b is quite amazing - especially with the built in GPS - a great feature. I took the NMEA0183 output to a NMEA2000 converter and then to a Raymarine I70 to display the SOG and the time. Pretty cool!

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GX1700B September 17, 2013
Reviewer: Mark Wasbotten from Minnesota  
Easy installation, small and compact, rugged.
Just what I need on Lake Superior

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standard horizon GX1700b August 9, 2013
Reviewer: Leon Wiesener from Carrabelle  
Great little radio with enough powerb to reach help from a distance

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SH Explorer GX1700B, Great Buy July 24, 2013
Reviewer: John from Duluth, Mn  
Ordered the Standard Horizon through Hodges Marine, and couldn't be happier.  Ordering was easy, the price was about the cheapest I could find anywhere, and upon receiving the order, the product was well protected inside the shipping container.

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Great tiny VHF marine radio June 29, 2013
Reviewer: Garrett Odell from Friday Harbor, WA  
The Gx1700b radio arrived quickly, installed easily, and works flawlessly so far. It is very small, loud when you turn the volume up, and has every feature imaginable. It seems utterly waterproof. The screen is easy to read in bright sun or at night. The built-in GPS is primitive (no maps) but effective in navigating to already-marked locations. A beep of ever-increasing volume alerts you to weather warnings regardless of what channel you are listening to. I hope I never have to try the one-button automated mayday  that sends out your GPS coordinates along with the distress call. The one distressing thing about this, and all modern marine radios, is that you can get a FREE MMSI number (on line), which such radios require to activate automated distress calls, only if you stay in U.S. waters. If you have any international destinations in mind, you cannot get a free MMSI number, but must instead apply for various licenses for which the fees add up to more than the cost of the radio.

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