Raymarine RAY53 VHF Radio

Raymarine RAY53 VHF Radio


The small but powerful Ray 53 D Class VHF marine radio comes with a built-in GPS receiver and DSC (Digital Selective Calling) functionality. The device itself is easy to use, and once you programme your vessel's MMSI number into the Ray 53, you can immediately start to benefit from the enhanced calling and safety features of DSC.

Raymarine RAY53 VHF Radio

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Raymarine RAY53 Compact VHF With GPS

Model: E70524
  • Compact marine VHF with Digital Selective Calling
  • Built-in GPS/GNSS receiver with a connection point for an optional external antenna
  • NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 networking for integration with onboard systems
  • Audio output connection for optional passive remote speaker (A80542)
  • Surface and trunnion mount kits included
  • Styled to compliment the Axiom family of multifunction displays

Raymarine’s Ray53 radio is small in size but big on features and performance. Ray53 is a full-function VHF marine radio with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and a built-in GPS receiver. Simply program your boat’s MMSI number into the Ray53 and immediately benefit from the enhanced calling and safety features of DSC.

Enviromental Specifitcations
Operating Temperature -20 C (-4 F) to +60 C (140 F)
Storage Temperature -25 C (-13 F) to +70 C (158 F)
Relative Humidity 95%
Water Proofing IPx6 & IPx7
Connections 1x NMEA 0183
1x SeaTalkng ® / NMEA 2000
1x Audio (RCA)
1x GNSS (GPS) antenna (TNC)
Nominal Supply Voltage 12 V dc (Reverse polarity and over voltage protection)
Operating Voltage Range 9 Vdc to 16 Vdc
Current Consumption Less than 6 A at high power (13.6 V)
Standby: 600 mA
Receive: 2 A
Channels All available US, International and Canadian VHF marine bands
Frequency Range 156.000 MHz to 157.425 MHz / 155.500 MHz to 161.425 MHz (Private channels)
Frequency Stability +/- 1.5 ppm
Channel Spacing 12.5 kHz
Power Output Low power setting - 1 W
High power setting - 25 W
Spurious missions Better than —36 dBm at 25 W (Less than 0.25 µW)
Maximum Deviation +/- 5 kHz
Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms (typical)
Receiver Type Double conversion super heterodyne
Channels All available US, International and Canadian VHF marine bands
Frequency Range 156.050 MHz to 163.275 MHz / 155.500 MHz to 161.425 MHz (Private channels)
Sensitivity Better than 1 microvolt EMF @20dB SINAD
Squelch Sensitivity Less than - 2 dBµ EMF
Hum and Noise Better than —40 dB
Audio Distortion Less than 10%
Receiver Sensitivity Distance - 119dBm (0.25uV) @ 12dB SINAD (typical)
Local - 110dBm (0.7uV) @12dB SINAD (typical)
Adjacent Channel Selectivity More than 70 dB
Spurious Response Rejection More than 70 dB
Inter Modulation Rejection More than 70 dB
Channels 72
Cold Start <2 minutes
Receiver IC Sensitivity —167 dBm (Tracking) / —148 dBm (Acquisition)
GNSS Compatibility GPS
SBAS Compatibility WAAS
Special Features Active Jamming and Interference Reduction
Operating Frequency GPS L1 C/A
Beidou B1
Signal Acquisition Automatic
Almanac Update Automatic
Geodetic Datum WGS-84 (alternatives available through Raymarine MFD)
Refresh Rate 10 Hz (10 times per second Concurrent GNSS)
Antenna Internal - Ceramic chip mounted near top of unit
External - Passive antenna connection via TNC connector
Position Accuracy Without SBAS: <= 15 metres 95% of the time - With SBAS: <= 5 metres 95% of the time

What's in the Box:
  • Ray53 VHF DSC Radio
  • Sun cover
  • Panel mount gasket
  • Mounting bracket (Trunnion)
  • Mounting bracket knobs
  • Fistmic hook plate
  • 4 x M4x25 screws (For Bracket (Trunnion) mounting)
  • Documentation
  • 4 x M4 nuts, spring washers and M4x25 machine screws (For Panel mounting)
  • Protective antenna boot
  • 2 x M4x12 screws (For Fistmic hook plate mounting)
  • SeaTalkng ® blanking plug
  • SeaTalkng ® 400 mm (15.7 in.) spur cable
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