AIS Display (receiver input required) 30 Watt loudhailer with foghorns Optional RAM3 remote control/microphone Waypoint navigation (GPS input required) Class D Digital Select Calling Have an AIS receiver or transponder on your vessel? The GX2000 MATRIX is the perfect radio of choice for you! When the MATRIX is connected to a AIS receiver or transponder (with VDM AIS sentence output at 38400 baud) the display will show AIS targets simply by pressing the dedicated AIS key. The MATRIX will display AIS MMSI, Call Sign, Ship Name, BRG, DST, SOG and COG and will allow you to contact an AIS Ship directly using DSC, show your vessels position in relation to AIS targets and alert you when an AIS ship may be approaching to close to your location via the Closest Point of Approach (CPA) Alarm. The MATRIX is capable of entering and saving up to 100 waypoints. These waypoints may be selected and navigated to by using a unique navigation compass display that shows your vessels SOG, COG, BRG (Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint when connected to an external GPS. The MATRIX is Class D class DSC VHF with a separate Channel 70 receiver, which allows DSC calls to be received even when listening to traffic on Marine VHF channels. The DSC DISTRESS function when activated transmits a digital MAYDAY including vessel identification, Latitude / Longitude and time (with GPS connected), to facilitate prompt response. The MATRIX includes a 30W Loud Hailer with Fog signals, Bells, and Whistles with listen back. For added benefit, the last selected VHF channel can be heard when in the PA or Fog mode. All of the features of the main radio (including DSC, PA, Fog signaling and listenback) can now be accessed through the optional RAM3 speaker microphone (CMP30). With a RAM3 , the MATRIX becomes an intercom system allowing two way private communications between the radio and second station mic.
After buying a hand held radio and being very dissapointed with the range and features I asked a friend with Coast Guard Auxillary for help. He advised me of features he looked for in a radio. This one met all criteria. After getting it installed and only using a 3 ft antenna, I could not be happier. Hope I never need it in an emergency but if I do, I know I have a quality radio that will do what needs to be done. Really nice feature is the weather updates.