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Old 04-16-2018, 8:07 PM
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Default Uniden MHS335BT VHF Marine Radio with Maritime Industry-First Private Text Messaging

That is interesting. I wonder if Icom and Standard Horizon will add Bluetooth and texting capability, too?

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The Uniden Marine Division debuts the MHS335BT VHF marine radio with private text messaging capability, representing a maritime industry first. The 6 watt, Class D, floating, handheld VHF with Bluetooth® marine radio complements Uniden’s lineup of radios with the most advanced features and solid performance for enhanced peace of mind on the water. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Uniden Marine Division debuts the MHS335BT VHF marine radio with private text messaging capability, representing a maritime industry first. The 6 watt, Class D, floating, handheld VHF with Bluetooth® marine radio complements Uniden’s lineup of radios with the most advanced features and solid performance for enhanced peace of mind on the water. (Photo: Business Wire)


April 16, 2018 10:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The debut of the Uniden MHS335BT VHF marine radio is creating a new wave in safety communication options at sea with the availability of private text messaging capability, a first for the maritime industry. The 6 watt, Class D, floating, handheld VHF with Bluetooth® marine radio is the latest in the Uniden Marine Division’s lineup of radios with the most advanced features and solid performance for enhanced peace of mind on the water.

.@Uniden_America Launches MHS335BT VHF Marine Radio With Private Text Messaging

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Operators of the new MHS335BT marine radio will be able to use a smartphone (AndroidTM and iOS®) to text message other VHF radios and to update radio firmware. Leveraging the VHF band, the private text messaging capability of the MHS335BT functions even when no cellular coverage is available.

“With more than five decades dedicated to the pursuit of innovation across multiple product categories, Uniden is pleased to once again demonstrate our essential role in leading the market to enrich the way people live on land or sea in an ever-changing world,” said Mark Pagnotta, president of Uniden.

A sampling of features of the advanced Uniden MHS335BT model includes:

Full Class D DSC – meets ITU-R M.493-13, 14, IEC 62238
Largest screen in class (as researched by Uniden)
Text directly from your phone to other VHF radios, a maritime industry first
FREE Uniden Marine smartphone application
Bluetooth® wireless links your phone and radio for messaging
Integrated GPS receiver – WASS, SBAS, QZSS for accuracy
IPX8 submersible, floating radio
Auto plot to distress call – built-in compass screen
Click here for complete tech specs
The MHS335BT model retails for $299.99 and is available for purchase at www.uniden.com/marine.

About Uniden America Corporation

Uniden America Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Uniden Corporation, manufactures and markets wireless consumer electronic products including home security and video security systems, Bearcat® scanners, FRS/GMRS radios, marine radios, radar detectors, dash cams, and other wireless personal communications products. Based in Irving, Texas, Uniden sells its products through retailers and distributors throughout North, Central and South America. To learn more about Uniden’s products, please visit www.uniden.com.
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Old 04-16-2018, 8:50 PM
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Very interesting package of features here.
Naturally I would like a MURS model or LMR model so it would be legal to use away from lakes and oceans.
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