The McMurdo R5 Radio is a professional handheld VHF radio that is compliant to IMO, GMDSS and ETSI standards for carriage on SOLAS vessels and survival craft, while also being designed for everyday use onboard. Rugged and waterproof it is built for use in the most demanding of marine environments with a rotary volume control and large buttons that can be used even when wearing gloves.
GMDSS regulations have stipulated that handheld VHF radios are not only rugged and waterproof but that they are also simple to use and easy to operate, which has dramatically improved the design and build quality of handheld VHFs. Even if you are not required by law to carry a handheld VHF you can take confidence that McMurdo handheld VHFs meet the stringent standards required for commercial shipping.
The McMurdo R5 Radio 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.