From cell phones to stereo components, everything's going digital this days. It was only a matter of time until digital technology broke into the marine market. The new SEA 235 is the first digital single-sideband marine telephone.
According to the manufacturer, many hardware components, such as filters, have been replaced with software equivalents, resulting in a radio that is 33 percent lighter and 40 percent smaller than any other single-sideband on the market. Fewer hardware components decreases the possibility of component failure, and software allows for easy and convenient upgrades. The digital transmitter also provides more talk power, while a superior gain control allows virtually error-free transition between voice and data.
The 150-watt unit features all the standard single-sideband and telex frequencies preprogrammed. E-mail can also be received with the SEA 235, and it has been carefully constructed to work well with e-mail service providers, including PinOak Digital and Globe Wireless.
A large, easy-to-read LCD screen and backlit silicone keypad make changing frequencies a snap in any sea condition.
For more information contact SEA, 7030 220th SW, Dept. M, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043; 425-771-2182.