This model is currently being recertified to the latest MED Directive.
Please consult with your local regulatory authorities regarding installation and/or “Wheelmark” requirements.
GMDSS VHF Radio with Class A DSC
The GM600 is a GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) VHF radiotelephone which can be used as a part of GMDSS system equipment required by SOLAS or many domestic maritime regulations. When installed with the GM800 MF/HF radio, GM600 and GM800 radios provides an ideal GMDSS VHF, MF and HF radio station.
Meets Strict Environmental Requirements
The GM600 has passed rigorous environmental testing and quality assurance process. The GM600 is designed to provide reliable operation and long-lasting durability under harsh maritime environments.
In fact, the front panel has IPX7 protection (1m depth of water for 30 minutes) and the rear panel has corrosion resistance coating.
Meets ITU-R M.493-13 DSC
The built-in DSC provides automated distress and safety communication. The dedicated DSC watch-keeping receiver continuously monitors the DSC calling channel (CH70). A total of 100 MMSI numbers for DSC call (Individual ID: 75, Group: 25) can be stored with a 10-character ID name. Using the DSC Task mode provides straight-forward DSC operation.
DSC Task Mode Operation Example
When receiving a DSC call, a pop-up window appears. Push [Accept] button to send the acknowledgement to the calling station.
After sending or receiving a DSC call, the radio enters the DSC Task mode. Push [Next Task] button to select an other task. Up to 7 tasks can be stored.
4.3 inch Wide Viewing Angle Colour TFT LCD
The 4.3 inch colour TFT LCD provides almost 180 degree very wide viewing angle and displays high resolution characters and function icons. Even when the radio is installed to the instrument panel, the operator can clearly recognize the display information from various viewing angle. The night mode display ensures good readability in a dark place.
Provides Loud, Clear Audio
The GM600's internal speaker enhances intelligibility of received calls. By adopting a new waterproof paper speaker cone, the speaker provides superior sound quality with a wide frequency range and a flat frequency response. In addition, the radio delivers powerful 10 W audio when connected to an external speaker.
Intuitive User Interface
A combination of the directional keypad and soft keys provides simple operation. The main 12 functions are assigned to soft keys (at the bottom of the display) and toggled with the left and right keys. The clearly labelled keypad provides straightforward entry. The CH16 button offers one-touch access to the CH16.
DC-DC Converter PS-310
The optional DC-DC converter PS-310 supplies a stable 12.6 V of power to the GM600 from either a 12 V or 24 V power source (depending on version) and provides a floating ground connection. The PS-310 protects the radio from momentary power interruption. The PS-310 must be used with the GM600 for MED certification compliance.
- IEC 61162-1 interface for GNSS receiver
- Supports new four-digit marine channels* effective from January 1st, 2017
* Following additional channels can be used: 1078, 2078, 1019, 2019, 1079, 2079, 1020 and 2020.
|Frequency range||TX||156.025–161.600 MHz|
|Usable channels||INT channels|
|Type of emission||16K0G3E (FM), 16K0G2B (DSC)|
Power supply requirements
|GM600||13.8 V DC|
|PS-310 #01 input voltage||
24 V DC (21.6–31.2 V)
|PS-310 #02 input voltage||12 V DC (10.8–15.6 V)|
(with PS-310 #01)
|TX 25 W output||3.3 A (approx.)|
|RX Max. audio||2.0 A (approx.)|
|Operating temperature range||–15°C to +55°C|
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω (SO-239)|
|Weight (approx.)||GM600||1600 g|
(Projections not included)
|IEC 61162-1 in/out format||Input||RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL, VTG|
|Output power||25 W, 1 W|
|Max. frequency deviation||±5.0 kHz|
|Frequency error||Less than ±0.5 kHz|
|Spurious emissions||Less than 0.25 μW|
|Adjacent channel power||More than 70 dB|
|Residual modulation||More than 40 dB|
|Audio harmonic distortion||Less than 10%
(at 1 kHz, 60% deviation)
|Intermediate frequency||30.15 MHz, 450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
|DSC||46.35 MHz, 450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
|Sensitivity (20 dB SINAD)||Less than –7 dBμ emf. typ.|
|DSC (1% BER)||Less than –7 dBμ emf. typ.|
|Squelch sensitivity||Less than –2 dBμ emf|
|Adjacent channel selectivity||More than 75 dB|
|DSC||73 dBμ emf|
|Spurious response||More than 75 dB|
|DSC||73 dBμ emf|
|Intermodulation||More than 75 dB|
|DSC||73 dBμ emf|
|Hum and noise||More than 40 dB|
|Audio output power||External speaker||10.0 W (at 10% distortion with 4 Ω load) (#05 EUR)
Less than 10.0 W (AF VOL MAX Level ) (#13 EXP)
|Internal speaker||2 W (at 10% distortion)|
Applicable IP Rating
Ingress Protection Standard
|Water||IPX7* (1 m depth water for 30 minutes)|
* Only for front panel.
Measurements made in accordance with EN 301 925. These specifications are described when the GM600 is used with the PS-310.All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Hand microphone, HM-214V
- DC power cable
- Mounting bracket kit
Ingress Protection (IP) Code
Ingress Protection (IP) ratings define the level of protection provided by enclosures to prevent the ingress of foreign objects (dust) and liquid into the electrical equipment.
International Standard IEC 60529 outlines an international classification system that describes the sealing characteristics of electrical equipment.
The classification system uses the “IP” code, or “Ingress Protection” code, to define the level of seal.
An IP number contains two numbers (i.e. IP67) in most instances which relate to the level of protection provided by an enclosure or housing.
Either number may be shown as “X” (i.e. IPX6 / IP7X) to indicate the “X” part is not tested.
Degrees of Solid Particle Protection – 1st Digit
|IP6x||No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. (Dust tight)|
|IP5x||Protected from the amount of dust that would interfere with normal operation. (Dust protected)|
Degrees of Liquid Ingress Protection – 2nd Digit
|IPx8||Protected against continuous immersion in water.
Depth and duration specified by model.
|IPx7||Protected against temporary immersion in water for 1 m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes|
|IPx6||Protected against water projected by powerful jets from any direction.
100 L per minute by a powerful jets (12.5 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx5||Protected against water projected by jets from any direction.
12.5 L per minute by a nozzle (6.3 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx4||Protected against water splashed against the equipment from any direction|