- Waterproof to IPX-7 standard
- Anti-glare LCS full dot matrix display
- Programmable favourite channel soft keys
- 10 Brightness and Contrast settings
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
The Ray55 and Ray55E include equipment for Class “D” Digital Selective Calling (DSC). DSC protocol is a globally applied system used to send and receive digital calls.
If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself having to make a mayday call, the last thing you need is extra complication. Making a DSC distress call is simple with the Ray55 and Ray55E. Just press the button, clearly marked in the back of the handset or front panel of the radio, and GPS position and time information are transmitted in a digital packet complete with the vessel’s Maritime Mobile Service Identification (MMSI) telling other ships and shore stations exactly where you are and that you are in a distress situation.
This simple procedure can dramatically increase your chance of a successful rescue compared to a traditional Mayday voice call.