MF/HF

Class A communication

Features

The JSS-2150/2250/2500 MF/HF Class A DSC radio equipment features an intuitive user interface and advanced modular design that allows for a flexible installation approach.

6-channel DSC watch-keeping built-in

The MF/HF has Digital Selective Calling (DSC) as standard with a built-in 6-channel DSC watch-keeping receiver. You can transmit and receive digital selective calls for quick and efficient establishment of distress, urgency, safety and routine communication with other ships and coast stations. In distress situations, the MF/HF sends an alert once you press the distress button. The integrated DSC watch-keeping receiver monitors distress alarms through continuous scanning of distress frequencies.

Digital audio

The MF/HF integrates an advanced digital audio amplifier, which increases the amount of power, making the receiving message loud and clear.

Display settings

The MF/HF uses a 3.8-inch high visibility LCD display, which you can adjust at your own convenience. The display has 10 dim settings and you can set the contrast up to 11 different levels. An integrated screensaver and the ability to assign a commonly used menu to a user key for direct access, are just a few of the possibilities.

Distress alerts

The MF/HF includes a prominent distress button, with features to prevent accidental activation. When in distress, you can send a DSC message instantly, transmitting your MMSI, position, time of position and nature of distress, enabling an immediate response for search and rescue efforts.

Unified design

The display design allows you to carry out all operations simply by using the same unified keyboard layout as found in JRC’s VHF radiotelephone. The keypad is solid and responsive, which allows for precise operation. The keys are also backlit, making it easy to operate in low-light settings on the bridge.

Connect a remote control

Getting a second operation display onboard is easy. Connect a second display to the transceiver and position the display at a secondary location on the ship. The second MF/HF station is fully operable and you can transfer saved channel data to optimize your operation.

NBDP (telex) option

Complement your MF/HF with the Narrow Band Direct Printing (NBDP) kit for telex communication with shore radio stations and with other ships. It includes a10.4-inch messaging unit featuring a color display with a variety of color backgrounds. The LCD gives you a bright picture with excellent color consistency, even when you are viewing the display from the side.

USB

The USB 2.0 port located on the front panel allows you to connect a mass storage device to save and load messages

Remote Maintenance System (RMS)

JRC has the ability to cost-effectively monitor performance and functionality of the JSS-2150/2250/2500 while at sea, significantly reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

Flexible installation

All MF/HF models are minimum configured as standard, consisting of a display handset, transceiver and antenna tuner. The 150W model can be applied for non-solas vessels, but also configured with necessary options up to GMDSS A4 area. In contrast to the other two models, the 150W version has a smaller transceiver and antenna tuner which allows for a more flexible installation approach in confined spaces.

When more power output is required, simply select the 250W or 500W version. Additionally, the new 250W and 500W version come with a redesigned antenna tuner, transceiver and power supply designed to fit into a common 19-inch rack. Antenna tuner outside mounting available as standard. Built-in antenna grounding circuit. Same mounting dimensions as preceding model (JSS-296/596). 

Self diagnosis

With JRC’s MF/HF radio equipment you can perform self-diagnosis checks on the display and transceiver, allowing for easy maintenance and more reliability. The results are directly shown on the screen and can be saved as a log (up to 10 possible) or printed (with optional printer).