VHF490 Fixed-Mount VHF Radio
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WEST MARINEVHF490 Fixed-Mount VHF Radio

Model # 18114496 | Mfg # VHF490WHUPC # 25282184781

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VHF490 Fixed-Mount VHF Radio

Name Value
AIS Display No Built-In AIS
Amperage 0.34 Amps (Standby)
6 Amps (Transmit)
Color White
Component Design Non-Component
Dimensions 2 1/2" Height x 6 1/2" Width x 5 1/8" Depth
Display Color Monochrome
Display Type Dot Matrix LCD
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Flat Rate
Features Weather Alert
NMEA 0183 Compatible
Noise Canceling Microphone Yes

Product Overview

Our exclusive VHF490 is an economical fixed VHF with full Class D DSC functionality.

The VHF490 marine radio features new quick-disconnect cables for easy transfer in/out of vessels, splashproof IPX4 waterproof rating, and a full set of Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) features. Included microphone features non-slip grip and convenient channel up and down as well as instant Channel 16/9 keys.

Key Features

  • DSC (Digital Selective Calling): Including Distress Button, Position Send and Request. Gives you the ability to press one button to call for help during an emergency. Full Class D DSC capability. High performance transceiver ensures clear communication and helps prevent and reject interference.
  • Channel Names: You can assign names to all marine channels for quicker reference.
  • S.A.M.E. Weather Alert: Specific Area Message Encoding - During a NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific location will alert you to severe conditions in your immediate area.


  • Channel Selection: Up/down buttons on unit
  • Controls: Volume, squelch, eight keys
  • Mic Controls: Push to talk
  • Display Type: Backlit dot-matrix LCD
  • Scanning Modes: Programmable, Dual- and Triple-watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes, with S.A.M.E.
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25µV; Rejection: 70dB
  • NMEA Interface: NMEA 0183
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX4
  • Dimensions: 2 1/2"H x 6 1/2"W x 5 1/8"D
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof, $49.95 flat rate
 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.


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