VHF Radio

KV-280 (Discontinued)

VHF Marine Transceiver

VHF DSC Marine Transceiver

  1. Equipped with all international channels (with United States and Canada channels)
  2. High transmission power of 25W / Low transmission power of 1W.
  3. An Independent key for Channel 16 and Channel 9 is provided for quick access to the priority (international distress) channel.
  4. Back lit LCD display and adjustable contrast.
  5. 20 User-programmable private channels.
  6. Recall button for channel 16.
  7. Standard NMEA0183 interface for connection to on board system.
  8. DSC or Digital Selective Calling.


Power Supply 12.0VDC
Current Drain Transmit: 6 A at 25 W Tx/1.5 A at 1W Tx
Receive: Less than 25 mA ON STANDBY
Usable Channels International, USA, Canada, Weather (country specific)
Mode 16K0G3E (FM)/ 16K0G2B (DSC)

*Specifications are subject to change without prior notice


LCD Display (viewing) 46 x26 mm (1.8 x 1.0 “) Matrix FSTN
Contrast and Dimming Control Yes
Antenna Connector SO-239 (50 ohm)
Temperature Range -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 120°F) – KV-280 US Only
-15°C to +55°C (5°F to 13°F) -KC-280 EU Only
Water Proof JIS-7
Dimensions 163 (W) X75 (H) x 17 (D) mm- without bracket
Weight 1.29 kg (2.8 lbs) without microphone
Frequency Stability ±10ppm
Frequency Control PLL
GPS/NMEA input Yes
Comm Port 4800 baud NMEA 0183
GPS/NMEA input Yes
GPS data sentences can Be received RMC, GGA, GLL, GNS
NMEA Output Yes
NMEA output sentences DSC (for DSC Call), DSE (for enhanced position)


Frequency 156.025-157.425 MHz
Output Power 25 W/ 1 W selectable
Transmitter protection Open/ short circuit of antenna
Max Freq Deviation ± 5 KHz
Spurious & harmonics better than 2.5 µ W
Modulation Distortion Less than 4% @ 1kHz for a ±3KHz deviation


Frequency 156.025-163.275 MHz
12 dB SINAD sensitivity 0.25 µV (distant)/ 2.5 µV (local) for KV-280 US
0.25 µV (distant)/ 0.8 µV (local) for KV-280 EU
20 dB SINAD sensitivity 0.35 µV
Adjacent CH sensitivity more than 65dB
Spurious Response more than 65dB
Intermodulation Rejection Ratio more than 65dB
Residual Noise Level more than -40 dB unsquelched
Audio Output Power 2 W( with 8 Ω at 10% distortion)
4 W (with 4 Ω external speaker)
Compass Safe Distance 0.5 m (1.5’)


Flush Mount kit and Dust cover Yes
Local/Distant Control Yes
Position Polling Yes
Group Call Yes
Call Logs Yes-20 individual and 10 distress
DSC Mode SC101 (USA)
Class D (Europe)
Channel Naming Yes
Tri watch, Favourite Channel scan, All scan Yes
User Programmable MMSI Yes
MMSI and name Directory Yes- 20 numbers & group
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