Furuno Introduces New Compact VHF Radiotelephone And LP-1000 Loran/Plotter

Furuno U.S.A., Inc. of South San Francisco, Calif., recently introduced a new compact VHF radiotelephone as well as a new LP-1000 Loran/plotter.

Furuno's new compact VHF radiotelephone, FM-2510, is an advanced all-channel, fully synthesized VHF/FM radiotelephone featuring 25W output and packaged in a compact, splashproof diecast aluminum cabin. It covers all U.S. and international channels, 10 U.S./Canadian weather channels, and has provision for full scan, 10-channel memory scan, and dual watch for 16 and any other channel.

The large LCD displays operating mode, selected channel and memory in use; a four-step dimmer controls LCD and touchpad backlighting.

A built-in backup battery protects all data even when the radio is turned off and optional telephone handset and external speaker are available.

The FM-2510 is the perfect full- featured VHF radio for bassboats to big boats.

For additional information and free literature on the FM-2510, Circle 54 on Reader Service Card Furuno's new LP-1000 combines a high-precision loran C receiver with a 7-inch-high resolution 512 x 400 pixel video plotter in a single, very compact cabinet. Presentation is North-Up Mercator with scaling from 1/2,000 to 1/5,000,000. The plot area can be easily expanded or contracted and memory capacity includes a 3,600-point courseline and 100 points for waypoints and events.

A ROM card stores four pages of 500-point electronic plots, equivalent to a whole day's trip for many commercial or sport fishermen.

Ten unique routes of 10 waypoints each can be memorized and a courseline can be entered into memory simply by sampling any 10 waypoints (defined by L/L, TDs, range/ bearing, events, or cursor mark).

Plot intervals can be set at 5 seconds, or as any integer-5 multiple of time or distance. The LP-1000 easily accepts input from external nav receivers, speed logs and heading sensors, and it has outputs for autopilots and printers.

For free literature giving complete information on Furuno's new LP-1000 loran/plotter, Circle 18 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Jan 1988

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