25 Watt VHF FM Marine Transceiver

Oversized alphanumeric LCD Knobs and Keys (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

Designed to take the day in and day out punishment in the harshest environments. The VM-3500E can take submersions or more likely direct water from waves crashing over the bow. Oversized knobs allow for easy adjusting of Volume, Squelch, channel changing and moving through radio and Digital Selective Calling functions.
The LCD is one of the largest in the industry with 4 lines of alpha-Numeric characters that boldly display channel names, DSC call information and even GPS position with Speed Over Ground and Course over Ground.
Programmable scan, Dual Watch and Ch16 priority scan allows you to scan any number or combination of channels so you will not miss a call.

Capable of being connected to RAM + second station microphones

This advanced remote operates as a full second station to the VM-3500E at the fly bridge, cockpit, tower or location of your choise. The submersible RAM+ has a oversized display and keys that allow the user to remotely control all VHF functions including PA and FOG, Digital Selective Calling functions, show channel names and repeat GPS information.

Unique Intercom System (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

There is no need for a dedicated Intercom system when you have the VM-3500E and RAM+ microphones! Want to talk from the VM-3500E to one RAM+ or RAM+ and VM-3500E you can! Vertex Standard has even built in a Calling feature that allowes you to individually alert the VM-3500E or RAM+ from the station that is being used. Clearly the next step in communication on your vessel!

30W Loud Hailer with listen back and 4 fog horns, bells & whistles
(VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

The VM-3500E has a 30W loud hailer with 4 pre-programmed Fog signals; bells and whistles even listen back. For advanced users the VM-3500E allows you to select the fog horn frequency for true versatility. Most VHF, s with a PA do not allow monitoring VHF transmissions; this has been solved with the VM-3500E Simply tune to a channel before selecting the PA mode and when a VHF transmission is received you will hear the conversation. In addition, all the PA functions can be controlled by using the optional Enhanced RAM+ remote speaker mic.

One button access to CH16/9 (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

The oversized and strategically positioned location of the 16/9 make operating the radio easy. Press the 16/9 key to select the international distress and calling (channel 16) from any channel, press and hold the 16/9 key to select CH9 the US calling channel, a third press reverts the radio back to the last used channel, SIMPLE!

Large audio (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

Hearing communications over the engine roar is not an issue with the VM-3500E. The VM-3500E is fitted with a front projekting 5.6 cm waterproof speaker producing LOUD audio zhat will even make your buddies take notice.

DSC Position polling and Distress Calling (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

The most important reason to have a VHF radio on board your vessel is safety. In an emergency the VM-3500E is capable of transmitting an automated Digital MAYDAY transmission that includes GPS position, date and time (when connected to GPS. The VM-3500E also can transmit & receive DSC Urgency, Safety, Group and Individual calls.

DSC Position Request and Send (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

Vertex Standard has pioneered the capability to poll and show another vessels position on the VHF's display. Vertex Standard has taken this feature one step further, if any Vertex Standard GPS is connected to the VM-3500E, 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 another vessel, for example your buddy that is cathcing fish, or finding the location of a vessel in distress.

Removable ClearVoice speaker microphone with 16/9 key and channel selection (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

VM-3500E features a uniquely waterproof microphone. Clear Voice, a Vertex Standard innovation, provides the clearest possible transmission, by significantly reducing wind and engine background noise. In addition to its unique noise canceling capabilities, the VM-3500E's microphone features a speaker, up/down and 16/9-channel selection.

Scan/Priorty, Dual Watch and more ... (VM-3500, VM 3500, VM3500)

Scanning is a breez using the dedicated MEM key which allows selection of channels you want to scan. The VM-3500E can be setup to scan any number of channels with or without priority channel. Want to scan between the user selectable Priority channel and another channel, simply rotate the channel selector knob to the working channel and press the DW key. These function may differ in some contries. Check with your local our Dealer for specific details.

General Specifications :

  • Number of distress log: 30 channel

  • Number of DSC log

  • Input voltage: 13.8 VDC +-20%

  • Current drain: Standby 0.5 A
  • Dimensions: 90 H x 230 W x 150 D (mm)
  • Flush-Mount Dimensions: 72 H x 205 W x 130 D (mm)

  • Weight: 1.45 kg

  • Fraquency range: 156.025 to 157.425 MHz - 163,275 MHz (Marine Band)

  • RF Output: 25 W (Hi); 1W (Lo)

  • Conducted Spurious Emissions : 80 dB (Hi); 60 dB (Lo)

  • Audio Response: within +1/-3 of a 6 dB/octave pre-emphasis characteristic at 300 o 3000 Hz

  • Audio Distortion: 5%

  • Modulation: 16K0G3E, for DSC 16K0G2B

  • Frequency Stability (-20C to +50C): +-0.0005%

  • FM Hum and Noise: 50dB

  • Frequency range: 156.050 to 163.275 MHz

  • Sensitivity: 20 dB Quieting: 0.35 uV, 20 dB SINAD: 0.25uV

  • Squelch Sensitivity (Treshold): 0.13uV

  • Modulation Acceptance Bandwidth: +-7.5 kHz

  • Selectivity: Spurious and Image Rejection better than -70 dB, Intermodulation and Rejection at 20 dB SINAD better than -70dB

  • Audio Output: 4.5W

  • Audio Response: within 1/-3 of a 6 dB/octave de-emphasis characteristic at 300 to 3000 Hz

  • Frequency Stability (-20C to +50C): +-0.0005%

  • Channel Spacing: 25 kHz

  • DSC Format: Class D

  • NMEA Input/Output: Output - DSC, DSE Input - GLL, GGA, RMC and GNS