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LHR-80 Unit, Manual, and Accessories Information


Handheld VHF/GPS Marine Radio

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the range?

There is not set range.  VHF radios operate by line of sight. Under most conditions the range should be approximately 20nm.

Why can't I get weather?

The unit may be in an international mode and not searching for available US weather information. Press the H/L and WX buttons simultaneously to cycle between these two modes.

What channel do I use?

This depends greatly on what you want to say and who you want to speak with. This is explained in the manual some. A breif desription is also supplied here.

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What is an MMSI number? Why do I need an MMSI number? Where do I get an MMSI number?

MMSI stands for Maritime Mobile Service Identity. This is like a phone number. You must enter this number of the other party you wish to make a DSC call to. Other parties must also know your MMSI number before the can make a DSC call to you. To register for a unique MMSI number, select this link.

What if I make a mistake entering my MMSI number?

Please see your local dealer for assistance.

What is the difference between Simplex and Duplex?

The channel in use for communication may be either. If the channel is a Simplex channel, the channel uses only one frequency for transmitting and receiving signals. This makes communication similar to a CB where only one party can talk at a time. Duplex channels actually operate on two different frequencies allow for the radio to transmit and receive at the same time. This is similar to your telephone.

Why does the radio cut me off after 5 minutes of transmitting?

After 5 minutes of constant transmission, the LHR-80 will end transmitting. This is required by the FCC. Simply end a transmission before this time and start your transmission again.

Will my radio work with an NMEA 2000 network?

No, it operates on NMEA 0183 (RS-232).

Can I use this radio in outside the USA?

Yes!  However, Navico recommends that you check the radio operating licensing requirements of your country before using the radio. The operator is solely responsible for observing proper radio installation and usage practices.

What is the FCC ID #?


Product Information

 Display Size

 1.52" X 1.52" (38.7 X 38.7 mm)

 Pixel Count/ Resolution

 128 x 128 (H x W)

 Display Type



 FSTN Screen and function keys

 Power Consumption / Current Draw

 Transmit (High) 1.75A, Transmit (Low) 0.8A

 Battery Type

 7.4 V 1400mh Lithium Polymer battery pack

 Battery Capacity

 1400 mAh

 Battery Monitor


 Battery Life

 Approx. 8 hours (with GPS/DSC on and 5W 5/5/90%

 Casing / Waterproof Standards

 JIS 7 submersible and it floats

 Compass safe distance



 5.5" X 2.67" X 1.5" (139 X 67.8 X 38.1 mm)

 Antenna Connector


 Call Logs

 Yes - 20 most recent calls

 Navigation with Waypoints and MOB


 Audio Output Power

 250mW at 5% THD, 400 mW max

 Transmit Power


 Transmitter Protection

 Yes - Open/Short circuit of antenna

 Range of Signal

 The range of signal may vary but under normal conditions should be approximately 20 nautical miles.

 Adjacent CH Selectivity


 Spurious Response


 Intermodulation Rejection Ratio


 12db Sinad Sensitivity



 All USA, International, Canada, 10 NOAA Weather, ATIS

 Local / Distance


 3 Favorite Channel Select/Scan


 Number of Weather Channels

 10 NOAA

 NOAA Tone Wx Alert


 Weather Channel Scan


 Memory Back Up







 Yes - 0183 (RMC, GGA, GLL, GNS, GSV)


 Yes (USA Only) Must have an MMSI number entered.

 GPS Antenna



 12 range scales and 360 points of track history with interval control.



 Track Log


 Man Over Board Function


 Temperature Range

 -4 to 122 °F  (-20 to 50°C)

 Waterproof Standard

 JIS 7 submersible and it floats


 0.70 lbs (0.318 kg) with battery



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