by Dom Wiseman

Simrad, the leading marine electronics company for over 60 years now, have unveiled the much awaited new RS20VHF marine radio. The Simrad team value both excellence and reliability in their products and as comrades of their customers, in their love of boating and fishing, understand the vital trust relationship required between handler and electronic marine technology. The countless features of the RS20 VHF marine radio are certain to instill that high level of confidence.

Suitable for a vast range of vessels from tinnies to cruisers, the RS20 comes with a high visibility LCD screen, which can be used day or night, with its backlit display and an ergonomic fist microphone, also with 4 backlit buttons. The keypad controls are exceptionally intuitive and user-friendly, with the setup designed for left hand use, to keep the right hand at the helm. The available channels are listless, with 16 dedicated channels, all international channels available and a tri-channel watch option, with the ability to create and customize a ‘my channels list’ for speedy use. In terms of installation, the choice is offered between a simple bracket setup or a flush mount installation, with edge bezels that simply snap straight on.

The RS20 replaces the previous RS12 VHF Radio model and Simrad have significantly upgraded the technological capability, with a Startup Wizard to greet you in the setup stage and improved scanning capability. Both Class D DSC approved and NMEA 2000® compatible for superior network integration, the RS20 meets the IPX7 Waterproof standard and comes with a full 2 year warranty.

In terms of quality versus price, the RS20VHF marine radio is the top quality choice on the market and will be available for customer purchase by mid-2017.