April 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Konel Introduces New All-Channel VHF Radiotelephone

Konel Corporation has introduced a remarkable new all channel VHF-FM radiotelephone: the VHF-780. Channel selection has been made extremely quick by means of a direct entry calculator- type keyboard.

Readout of the selected channel is by means of large, bright incandescent digital displays that can easily be seen even under high ambient light conditions. In addition to the channel display, audio tones signal the operator that the radio has responded to his keyboard commands. Both the volume of this "Audiotone" feature and the brightness of all lamps (including the backlit keyboard) can be adjusted to suit the operator. A separate dedicated channel 16 button is available on the keyboard.

The VHF-780 has been styled in a compact and rugged plastic cabinet, with a unique quickrelease mounting bracket for easy removal and storage of the unit.

A full-function remote with a foolproof priority system is available as well.

The receiver and transmitter have been designed for premium performance, with the reserve power and stamina necessary for compulsory installations. Quality components, such as glass-epoxy circuit boards, a waterproof heavy-magnet speaker and goldplated connectors ensure reliable operation for years of service.

Like all other Konel products the VHF-780 is protected by Konel's traveling "Lifeline Warranty." A comprehensive brochure containing detailed specifications of the new VHF-780 is available upon request. Write to William Dupre, Konel Corporation, 271 Harbor Way, South San Francisco, Calif. 94080.

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