General mounting considerations
Determine the mounting location for the transceiver unit considering operator convenience,
proximity to the power source and the ground location. Keep these and the following points
in mind when selecting a mounting location.
Locate the unit in a place free of water spray and water splash.
Keep the unit out of direct sunlight because of heat that can build up inside the unit.
Leave a little slack in cables to allow a service technician to move the radio from its usual
location with the cables connected. This lets him make tuning and other adjustments on a
Do not install the unit where flammable gases are stored.
Select a well-ventilated area.
Ensure the mounting location is strong enough to support the weight of the unit (approx. 6
kg) under the condition of continued vibration normally encountered aboard the vessel. If
necessary, reinforce the mounting area with a doubling plate or lining block.
Leave sufficient space at the sides and rear of the unit for maintenance and service
purposes and to provide for circulation of cooling air. See outlines drawings at the back of
For flush mounting, select a location where the LCD can be easily viewed.
The transceiver unit will affect a magnetic compass if placed too near the compass.
Observe the compass safe distance to prevent deviation of a magnetic compass,
referring to page " i ".
Note: Take great care not to press the DISTRESS switch during the installation. If you
accidentally press the switch, immediately turn off the equipment and contact
appropriate authority by telephone.