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LOWRANCE Link-8 Fixed VHF Radio/AIS Receiver

Model # 14273809Mfg # 000-10789-001

$299.99

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Product Description

The Link-8 marine VHF radio combines reliable performance with critical safety features for complete communication anywhere on the water. It includes a dual-channel AIS receiver with AIS plotting functionality.

View AIS-equipped vessels on the high-resolution 128 x 256 dot-matrix display, and output AIS data to your multi-function display with NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 networking. Includes PA/Hailer horn output with listen-back feature, exclusive Track Your Buddy™ technology and dedicated MOB button.

  • AIS Type: Receive only (dual channel)
  • Channel Selection: Multi-function knob
  • Controls: Volume, squelch, channel knobs, eight buttons
  • Mic Controls: PTT button, Hi/Lo, CH16, 3CH, channel up/down
  • Display Type: Dot-matrix LCD
  • Scanning Modes: Dual/Tri Watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25µV; Rejection: 70dB
  • NMEA Interface: NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183
  • Dimensions: 13 1/8"W x 3 7/8"H x 9 1/8"D
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Warranty: Two years

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LowranceLink 8 DSC VHF Fixed Mount, Dual Channel AIS Marine Radio with NMEA 2000 Interface
 
3.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Important features...

By rogueguide.com

from Gold Beach, OR

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dsc And Ais
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Full Features
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Offshore Nearshore
    • Outdoor
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Link 8 DSC VHF Fixed Mount, Dual Channel AIS Marine Radio with NMEA 2000 Interface:

    All the features for emergency locating that you want to have but never want to use. If an emergency arises you want to be located quickly. With DSC and AIS you will have the confidence you need in case of an emergency. This radio has all the features at a very reasonable price.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Problem with NMEA 2000

    By AlmostSailor

    from Chesapeake City, MD

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Poorly Designed

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about Link 8 DSC VHF Fixed Mount, Dual Channel AIS Marine Radio with NMEA 2000 Interface:

    I bough the Link-8 to be connected with a Garmin 541s chart-plotter though a NMEA2000 network, but the Link-8 keep showing the message No GPS -Input Position. Contacted Lowrance and learned that the software in the radio that I have doesn't work with NMEA 2000 as the product said. I have to send the radio now back to Navico for a replacement. What I going to get is a refurbished radio and not a new one. Be aware of this problem when you get a Link-8 for your NMEA 2000.

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