Raytheon Announces New Handheld VHF Radiotelephone

Raytheon has announced its new JRC JHS-7 hand-held VHF radiotelephone which provides communication between survival craft and nearby vessels through the use of up to 13 channels.

The radiotelephone is designed for short range communications with a minimal battery power consumption.

According to Raytheon, the unit was designed to operate in any weather conditions for up to eight hours; should be able to withstand a drop of one meter onto a hard surface; is waterproof and tested at a submersion depth of one meter for at least five minutes; and is built to survive a thermal shock of 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

The JHS-7 complies with GMDSS (Glohal Maritime Distress and Safety System) requirements and all IMO resolution A605 (15) standards for survival craft two-way VHF apparatus.

For more information detailing the JHS-7 from Raytheon, Circle 29 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 62,  May 1992

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