The Ocean Signal range of survival craft VHF hand portable radiotelephones exceed the requirements of IMO, SOLAS and GMDSS.

  • Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery option available with rapid charger, for everyday normal use
  • Fully waterproof, even 40C thermal shock
  • High efficiency transmitter for maximum battery life
  • Rugged design exceeds GMDSS environmental requirements
  • Lithium primary battery for emergency use
    • Novel battery protection tab protects from inadvertent use
    • Battery classified as non-hazardous for shipment
    • Battery provides in excess of 16 hours typical operation, even at -20°C. (10% Tx, 10% Rx, 80% Squelched)
  • Laser etched key legends for durability
  • High contrast, backlit LCD and keypad
  • Rugged accessory socket option; waterproof to IP68 for use with headsets, helmets, fist mikes, etc.
  • 4 scanning modes, D/W, T/W, scan and memory scan
  • 21 simplex channels according to IMO SOLAs requirements

The SafeSea V100 survival craft hand portable radiotelephone meets all the requirements of the IMO for carriage on SOLAS ships. Designed to be ultra-rugged and easy to use, both on-board and in distress situations, the V100 is the ideal choice for mandatory and voluntary carriage.

The novel battery protection tab means the primary battery can be permanently attached to the radio without fear of losing its charge. The radio will always be available for use in times of emergency without the need to remove protective labels or the like before use. Simply break off the red protective tab and the radio will be immediately ready to turn on.

For everyday use, Ocean Signal offers a lithium polymer rechargeable battery (RB5V) option is available. The quick release rapid charger provides the ideal solution for keeping the batteries fully charged.

For routine testing of the V100 an alkaline, non-rechargeable, battery (TB6V) is available.  This battery has limited life for testing only and not suitable for operational use.



Output Power (High) 2.5Watts

Output Power (Low) 1Watt

Modulation ±5kHz(max) FM

Emission Designator 16K0G3EJN

Pre-Emphasis 6dB/octave (300Hz to 3kHz)

Spurious Emissions <0.25μWatt


Sensitivity (20dB SINAD) -117dBm

Audio Output Power 0.4W

Adjacent Channel Rejection >70dB

Intermodulation Rejection >68dB

Spurious Response Rejection >70dB

Spurious Emissions <2nWatt


Number of channels (GMDSS: simplex only) 21


Primary Lithium

Chemistry Lithium/Iron Disulfide (Li/FeS2)

Operational Lifetime (10% Tx:10% Rx:80% Squelched) >16hours

Replacement interval 5years

Rechargeable Lithium Polymer


IEC60945 Category Portable

Operating Temperature Range -20°C to +55°C

Storage Temperature Range -30°C to +70°C

Humidity 93% @ +40°C

Waterproof 1metre for 30minutes

Thermal Shock 100mm with 45°C drop for 1hour

Drop proof (onto hardwood surface) 1metre (6 faces)


Height (Body only) 141mm

Width 68mm (70mm inc. battery tab)

Depth 37mm

Standards and Approvals (pending)

Approval Standards (GMDSS)

IMO regulations A.694(17); MSC.149(77)

VHF IEC61097-12

EMC IEC60945

European approval Marine Equipment Directive A.1/5.17

USA standards (GMDSS) CFR47 part 80.1101