Lowrance, a brand by Navico, the world’s leading manufacturer of leisure marine electronics, is showing for the first time in Europe the newest addition to its VHF product line, the LHR-80 VHF/GPS handheld marine radio.

Enhanced with a built-in GPS receiver, the Lowrance LHR-80 is a full-featured, free-floating, handheld unit with the added convenience of a simple plotter with Great Circle waypoint navigation, man overboard functionality and storage for up to 500 waypoints. Offering the spot-on accuracy that sailors expect from Lowrance best-in-class GPS technology, the LHR-80’s combination of location-awareness, advanced features and high-performance VHF functionality makes it an important and convenient safety aid.

lowrance_lhr_80_118030623.jpgRugged and reliable, the Lowrance LHR-80 delivers high-quality functionality with handheld convenience. With its huge 128 x 128 pixel LCD with adjustable contrast settings and backlighting, and prominent channel display, the radio is easy to view in both day and night time applications. Additional features of the LHR-80 VHF/GPS marine radio include a choice of high or low (5W to 1W) transmission power; latitude, longitude and time display; a distress call button with hinged door; the ability to select and program up to three favourite channels on a dedicated key; and flexible dual and tri watch for greater channel monitoring.

”We are proud to offer boaters the LHR-80 VHF/GPS handheld marine radio,” said Jens-Thomas Pietralla, president and CEO of Navico. "Lowrance is dedicated to providing boaters with the most advanced technology and our LHR-80 radio clearly demonstrates this commitment.

“The LHR-80 handheld radio provides cutting-edge telecommunications technology and adds highperformance GPS functionality, as well as an array of innovative features that make the entire boating experience more safe and enjoyable.”

The Lowrance LHR-80 VHF/GPS radio comes with a belt clip, wristband, rubber duck antenna, desktop charger and a 7.4V 1400mAh Li-ion battery pack. For additional convenience, powersaving circuitry allows the radio to withhold a battery charge for up to 10.5 hours while under GPS function. The LHR-80 is NMEA compatible when in the charger dock, waterproof to IPX-7, and is protected by a two-year warranty.

For more information, go to http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Marine/DSC-VHF-Marine-Radios/LHR-80/