R5 GMDSS Pack A - inc Std batt, charger & GMDSS Lithium batt

Mcmurdo R5 GMDSS Pack B – inc GMDSS Lithium Battery & storage base

£628.96 inc. VAT

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Mcmurdo R5 GMDSS

Mcmurdo r5


McMurdo – R5 GMDSS VHF Handheld Radio

VHF Handheld Radio for Commercial Shipping

Professional handheld VHF radio compliant to IMO, GMDSS and ETSI standards for carriage on SOLAS vessels and survival craft and also designed for everyday use onboard vessles.

Rugged and waterproof built for use in demand of marine environments with rotary volume control and large buttons used even when wearing gloves.

A marine VHF transceiver has been considered an essential piece of equipment for many decades, both for safety purposes as well as for general day to day use in communicating with harbour authorities, marinas and other vessels. In recent years VHF technology has been further improved to conform to international safety regulations and both commercial and leisure users have benefited from this.

GMDSS regulations stipulate that a handheld VHF radio not only rugged and waterproof but that are also simple to use and operate, which has dramatically improved the design and build quality of handheld VHFs.

The R5 is the ideal solution to meet the stringent GMDSS safety standards for compliant vessels. More than just an emergency radio, the R5 is packed with features, can be easily used even when wearing gloves and its rugged waterproof design means it’s more than a match for what the sea can throw at it.


Two versions are available depending on your requirements:

  • Pack A – Lithium emergency battery pack has five years storage life –  rechargeable 1800mAh Li-Ion battery pack
  • Pack B – Survival craft option, supplied with the Lithium emergency battery only.



  • Waterproof to IP67 (submersible to 0.5m for 30 minutes)
  • MED (Wheelmark) FCC approved
  • Fully GMDSS compliant
  • Rugged, drop tested construction with ribbed grip
  • Large backlit display with battery indicator
  • Rotary volume control
  • Quick channel select button
  • Keypad lock
  • Dual and Tri Watch function
  • Battery storage and charger base options


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Weight 2500 g