The FM-8800S offers simplex/semi-duplex
voice communications with high
sound quality thanks to its speaker designed to lower
the strain. Operators are allowed to conduct communication
clearly at any situation. For easy readout of a selected
channel, the silver-bright LCD is placed on the front panel
indicates the channel numbers with large and easy-to-read
characters. Selected channel is easily made with the
dedicated rotary control or numeric keys. Other standard
features are instant access to CH 16, telephone call via
a PSTN, Dual Watch and Multiple Watch functions, which
allow watch on CH 16 and other selected channels.
Full Class A DSC functions are provided for distress alert
transmission and reception, as well as the general DSC
communications including Individual Telephone, All Ships,
Group and Area Call. The FM-8800S maintains a
continual watch on CH 70 even while you are using another
VHF channel. Upon receiving an incoming DSC message,
the FM-8800S gives aural and visual alarms.
ATIS (Automatic Transmitter Identification System) is standard
fitted for use in European inland waterways. It automatically
transmits the ID number when a communication is over or
every 5 min while in communication. The ATIS mode and DSC
mode are selectable through the menu.
The FM-8800S has two types of handsets: a compact
hand MIC and a stylish handset. Up to four handsets can be
additionally connected via an optional junction box . Each
handset also functions as an intercom for onboard
The compact transceiver unit allows a flexible and space-saving
installation on a navigation console or the conning
position. Flush mount installation is also available.