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VHF470 Floating DSC Radio with GPS

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Model # 18736397 | Mfg # VHF470G | UPC # 25282186570

Our premium West Marine VHF470 pushes the boundaries of handheld VHF radio functionality.

It floats, meets the toughest waterproof standards, clears its speaker of water after a dunking and even includes an integrated flashlight. Our West Marine VHF470 is a floating handheld Class D DSC radio with an integrated GPS receiver.

It is Bluetooth capable, so you can use the new West Marine smartphone app (for both iOS and Android) to set up your radio, and send text messages to a smartphone and other VHF text message capable radios.

Key Features

  • Full power: With a full six watts, this is as powerful as a handheld can get; includes 1W, 2.5W and 6W settings
  • Meets the toughest submersible standard: Complies with IPX8, so the radio can be submerged in up to 4.9' of water for 30 minutes, and it floats
  • Integrated GPS Receiver: Turns this radio into a powerful navigation tool, and is corrected for accuracy with WAAS, SBAS, QZSS
  • Waypoint Navigation: Navigate to your stored locations using the compass screen
  • Smartphone App (Android™ and iOS®): Send text messages a smartphone or other VHF radios, update radio firmware
  • Class D DSC: Lets you call other ships or groups using their unique identification code; includes a second, dedicated DSC channel
  • Three-part operating system: Menus, Soft Keys, and a pop-up keyboard; These elements work with each other to quickly set up and operate your radio
  • SPKR Soft Key: If you drop the radio in water, press the SPKR soft key to sound a loud tone. The vibrations from this tone help remove water from the speaker
  • NMEA 0183 input and output: Lets you connect to a chartplotter and determine what NMEA data you want to receive
  • LCD and key backlight/Flashlight/SOS Strobe: Pressing the Light/Lock key initiates various light
  • MOB (Man Overboard): Lets you lock onto the current position when a Man Overboard situation occurs
  • Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, 7.4V 1800 mAh or alkaline batteries (sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 6-1/8"H x 2-9/16"W x 1-5/8"D (without antenna); Weighs 10.9oz. (with battery, antenna and belt clip)

What's in the Box

  • VHF470 Radio
  • Antenna
  • Charging Cradle
  • AC Adapter
  • DC Adapter
  • Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Alkaline Battery Tray
  • External speaker/microphone
  • 1 meter NMEA cable
  • Belt Clip
  • Wrist Strap
  • Mounting hardware

Owner's Manual

Press Release

VHF Charging Cradle Power Installation

VHF470 RADIO FIRMWARE UPGRADE PROCEDURE

The following is an alternate way to update the VHF470 firmware:

  1. With the VHF470 off, press and hold the Transmit button and while holding this button, power On the radio with the power button
  2. The radio screen will show “UPGRADE”
  3. On your phone, start the West Marine Radio app
  4. Using the SEARCH button in the app, find the VHF470 radio
  5. After the app finds the radio, wait a few seconds for the app to sync with the radio
  6. Press the gear icon in the app
  7. Press the firmware update option
  8. The app will show “Checking”
  9. The app will show “There is a new version, upgrade now?”. Select “Upgrade”
  10. DO NOT turn off the radio while the upgrade is in process (be sure the radio’s battery is fully charged before starting the upgrade)
  11. The radio will automatically download and install the firmware upgrade
 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Specs

VHF470 Floating DSC Radio with GPS

Name Value
Battery Life 12 Hours
GPS/DSC Yes
Waterproof Yes
Floating Yes
Transmit Power 1/2.5/6 Watt
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Material Polycarbonate
Dimensions 2.5" Width x 5.7" Height x 1.5" Depth
Features Bluetooth
Standard AAA Batteries
Emergency Strobe Light
Flashes When Floating
GPS DSC
Noise Canceling Microphone
Speaker-Clearing Function
Waterproof
Weather Alert
Warranty Details Three Years

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