Ray260 includes a slim line handset with an extra-large LCD display and dedicated soft keys for easy control of features and functions. It also includes a passive, remote-mounted speaker that looks great and is styled to match our i50, i60 and i70 series Instruments. The Ray260 can support 2 additional handset/speaker locations giving you complete control from up to 3 locations onboard. The Ray260 transceiver module mounts out-of-sight freeing up precious helm space. Raymarine also offers an optional Active Speaker for the Ray260 with a built-in amplifier and adjustable volume control. The active loudspeaker is ideal for noisy environments and makes sure you hear incoming radio calls loud and clear.
Ray260 is engineered to be your onboard communications hub. Ray260 has a
powerful 25-watt/1-watt, commercial grade transceiver with Class D Digital
Selective Calling. It also has built-in NOAA weather channels and weather alert,
plus convenient dual-watch, tri-watch, and channel scanning features. Ray260’s
new Digital Voicemail feature allows you to pre-record a voice message up to
15-seconds long and automatically send it to another DSC-equipped vessel. You
can also use it to record incoming voice messages or alerts up to 90-seconds
Ray260’s convenient position tracking feature allows you to simultaneously receive position reports from up to 5 nearby DSC equipped vessels. Their positions are automatically fed over SeaTalkng for display right on your MFD’s chart display. This feature is perfect for keeping tabs of other boats in your cruising party, monitoring vessels of interest, or for local fleet management.
Ray260’s built-in loudhailer will make you heard on deck and across the harbor. The hailer packs a punch with 30-watt output and 2-way talkback too so you can easily communicate with your on-deck crew in noisy conditions. The hailer also includes an automatic foghorn with built-in signals for both power and sailing vessels.
Ray260 easily integrates with other onboard electronics and features SeaTalkng, NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 network interfaces.
- Form Factor: Modular, multistation
- Multistation: Yes (up to 3 stations)
- Operating Voltage: from 10.8 to 15.6 V DC (12 V DC boat battery)
- Waterproof: IPX7
- Digital Selective Calling: Class D
- Frequency Bands: All USA, Canadian, and International marine channels; 10 NOAA weather channels
- High Power: 25 W (23–25 W)
- Low Power: 1 W (.7–1 W)
- Hailer Output Power: 30 W max
- Hailer Horn Impedance: 4 Ω
- AIS Receiver: Optional, Dual Channel
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