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The most important reason to have a VHF radio on board you vessel is
safety. The U.S. Coast Guard will soon have national coverage for DSC
reception. The INTREPID+ features the official U.S. Coast Guard
recognized version of this technology.In an emergency the INTREPID+ is capable of sending an automated, unattended, continuous, digital MAYDAY message that includes current vessel position time/day and a FCC assigend vessel identification. By design, the DSC MAYDAY will be digitally received by the Coast Guard, all commercial vessels and any other vessel equipped with a DSC radio. This digital safety feature insures prompt assistance, eliminating critical mistakes in MAYDAY transmissions that occur when operators are under stress.

To increase your sense of security the INTREPID+ also receives digital acknowlegements alerting the radio operator that the vessels distress call has been received. Of course the DISTRESS Key is properly protected with a cover to reduce the possibility of an unintentional activation.

In addition to transmitting a DSC Distress call the INTREPID+ can show a vessel in distress when a DSC distress is receieved simply by connecting any STANDARD HORIZON GPS Chart plotter to the INTREPID+. This allows you to exactly see and navigate to the vessel in distress.

Also, INTREPID+ allows the user to exchange position data with a fellow
cruiser or fisherman with its POSITION REQUEST or POSITION SEND
functions. When connected to a STANDARD HORIZON GPS Chart Plotter, these positions are actually shown on the display. Should it become necessary to notify all of the vessels of a commercial fleet or towing service, the GROUP CALL feature makes it simple.

DSC Position Polling

Advancements in DSC have made it possible to poll the location of another vessel and show the position of that vessel on the display of the INTREPID+. Standard Horizon has taken this feature one step further, if any Standard Horizon GPS is connected to the INTREPID+ the polled position of the vessel is shown on the display of the GPS chart plotter making it easy to navigate to the location of the polled vessel. This is a great feature for anyone wanting to know the position of anther vessel for example you buddy that is catching fish, or finding the location of a person you are cruising with.

DSC Position Send
The feature is similar to Position Request, however instead of requesting a position of another vessel this function allows you to send you position to another vessel. Your vessel must have an operating GPS receiver connected to send the position.
When another INTREPID+ or SPECTRUM+ equiped vessel receives your position, the transceiver outputs a the position to NMEA DSC sentence which may be used byany a Standard Horizon GPS chart plotter to show your position on the receiving transceiver.


The INTREPID+ is capable of using the RAM (Remote Access Mic) for second station operation. The RAM comes with 23′ of installation cable, quick disconnects and features duplicate most controls on theradio and and has an impressive LCD. Two additional 10′ extensions can be added (CAW23).


When connected to your GPS position receiver the INTREPID+ will display time, date, Latitude/Longitude, Speed Over Ground (SOG), and Course Over Ground (COG). GPS repeatablility insures the accurate and safe transmission of your location in an emergency or when you are attempting to meet a fellow cruiser.


The HORIZON INTREPID+ utilizes an exceptional microphone meeting the same strict standards for waterproofness as the radio. INTREPID+ features Clear Voice Noise Reduction Technology eliminating unwanted background noises like engines and wind during transmission. This assures transmissions are crystal clear.

Handy buttons on the rubber-armored microphone provide convenient access to channels 16 and 9 plus up/down channel selection.


INTREPID+ highlights scanning of user selected channels or priority scanning of Channel 16. Additionally, INTREPID+ features 10 NOAA weather channels including weather alert allowing INTREPID+ to intercept frequency encoded regional Emergency Weather alerts. The LCD display provides visual indications for all scanning functions in a bold easy to understand flags.


Visibility is enhanced with an enormous LCD with tall, wide digits and obvious information flags that are easy to identify. The LCD and keypad feature 3-step backlighting and 7 steps of LCD contrast adjustment
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