Rated "EDITOR'S CHOICE" by Practical Sailor September 2009
Rated "BEST CHOICE" by Practical Sailor February 2009
Noise canceling SPEAKER microphone
Class D DSC
Audio tone control
25 Watt transmit power
30 Watt PA output with Fog signalling includes listenback
- DSC Distress calling
Instant 16/9 and NOAA weather channel selection
Dual station capable with optional RAM 3, RAM+ or VH-310
Large LCD display and loud audio
Displays Channel names, GPS Position, and Time
Overall Dimensions 4.3"H x 7.1"W x 4.5"D
Flush Mount Cutout: 3.6"H X 6.5"W
Practical Sailor Awards
Editors Choice - September 2009
30W PA and Fog signalling
Among the 10 new mid-priced fixed-mount VHFs we reviewed in the February 2009 issue, the Standard Horizon Matrix GX3000S ranked above the other $145 to $220 VHF radios.
Best Choice - February 2009
The Standard Horizon GX3000S is near the upper end of the price range,
but the added features outweigh the extra cost.
The MATRIX includes a 30W Loud Hailer with Fog signals; Bells and Whistles with listen back. For added benefit, the last selected VHF channel is can be heard when in the PA or Fog mode.
Commercial grade 80dB reciever
Advanced receiver technology rejects the reception of unwanted signals from pagers and other unwanted VHF frequencies
Audio tone control
This unique feature allows the treble and bass of the speaker audio to be adjusted for best listening. The effect is similar to adjusting the treble and bass controls on a stereo.
Big, bold display
There is no question about it. With a big, bold display there is no mistaking the information. The contrast and brightness can be adjusted for situations where the radio cannot be mounted directly in front of you.
Digital Selective Calling
The MATRIX is Class D class DSC VHF with a separate Channel 70 receiver, which allows DSC calls to be received even when listening to traffic on Marine VHF channels.
DSC Position Polling and NMEA in/output
The DSC DISTRESS function when activated transmits a digital MAYDAY including vessel identification, Latitude / Longitude and time (with GPS connected), to facilitate prompt response. Additional calls that can be made are Individual, Urgency and Safety.
Easily share position information with other DSC equipped vessels using the position request and position reporting functions. With the push of a few buttons you can request the position of another vessel, or simply send your position information to the vessel you select.
ClearVoice noise reduction technology
The GPS Position of a received DSC Distress or Position Request call can be shown on a compatible GPS Chart plotter simply by connecting 2 NMEA wires.
The MATRIX features Clear Voice Noise Reduction Technology eliminating unwanted background noises like engines and wind during transmission. This assures transmissions are crystal clear along with dedicated 16/9 key and channel selection.
Channel name and GPS repeating
All the information you need right at your fingertips. Customizable channel naming allows you to easily change the channel name for greater ease of use and better channel recognition. Position, date, and time are also displayed when interfaced with a GPS receiver.
Dual inputs for remote micophones
All of the features of the main radio (including DSC, PA, Fog signaling and listenback) can now be accessed through the optional RAM3 speaker microphone (CMP30) or VH-310 telephone style handset.
Oversized knobs and scanning
With a RAM3 or VH-310 connected, the MATRIX becomes an intercom system allowing two way private communications two and from the second station mic or between Second station mic to second station mic.
Radio operation and channel selection is made easy (even with gloves) with the oversized volume, squelch and channel selector knobs
3-Year waterproof warranty
The MATRIX has Dual Watch, which scans a selected channel and ch16 simultaneously allowing you to monitor a channel and not miss calls made on ch16. Scan and Priority Scan features are user programmable.
If the MATRIX fails for any reason (including water damage) during normal use for the first 3 years of ownership, STANDARD HORIZON will repair or replace it free, without hassles or charges. If it fails for anytime thereafter in normal use, for as long as the original purchaser owns the radio, STANDARD Horizon's Lifetime Flat Rate and Customer Loyalty Service Programs will cover it.