New SEA 156 VHF Marine Radio Keeps Complex Functions Simple

—Brochure Available— SEA, Inc., a unit of Datamarine International, Inc., makes its entrance into the VHF marine radio market with the introduction of the SEA 156 VHF marine radio.

Continuing a tradition started with the SEA 223 HF/SSB radio, the SEA 156 incorporates userfriendly software without limiting the radio's capabilities.

The SEA 156 has a wide range of features designed to make the radio easy to use. A color-coded keypad and large, liquid-crystal display presenting channel readout with 13 annunciators showing radio status are designed to guide the user through reception and transmission. The display, keyboard, and LCD are all illuminated for use in poorly lighted areas, and the display features a non-glare window to shield the sun.

All radio functions are controlled from the keypad's 10 numeric keys (0-9) and 11 function keys.

In order to insure that the SEA 156 is reliable and durable in the harsh marine environment, the radio is fully gasketed, the large, front-facing speaker is water-resis- tant, and an optional waterproof microphone is available. Additionally, built-in antenna fault protection protects the radio from damage caused by transmitting into a lost or damaged antenna.

The 156 offers features intended to allow users to tailor the radio's functions to their own individual needs. For instance, remote microphone/ speaker capability affords the option of operating from a second station. Six separate scan modes allow the user to program only the channels desired to scan.

The programmable beep annunciator (which works much like a touchtone phone, giving audible notice when a key has been pressed) is user selectable.

Other features, such as flexible rear cables and volume/squelch level memory, are designed to keep radio use as hassle-free as possible.

For a free brochure containing complete details and technical specifications on the new 156 VHF marine radio from SEA, Circle 60 on Reader Service Card

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