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Ray53

Small but mighty. The Compact Ray 53 Class D VHF incorporates DSC and an internal GPS receiver. 

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Ray53

Compact VHF Radio with GPS

Raymarine’s Ray53 radio is big on features and performance. Ray53 is a VHF marine radio with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and internal GPS receiver. Simply program your boat’s MMSI number into the Ray53 and immediately benefit from the enhanced calling and safety features of DSC.

High-speed RIB.

Ray53 Key Features

  • Compact marine VHF with Digital Selective Calling
  • Built-in GPS/GNSS receiver with a connection point for an optional external antenna
  • NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 networking for integration with onboard systems
  • Audio output connection for optional passive remote speaker (A80542)
  • Surface and trunnion mount kits included
  • Styled to compliment the Axiom family of chartplotter displays

Ray53 Models


Compact VHF DSC radio with GPS SKU: E70524

Compact VHF DSC radio with GPS


Ray53 Resources

Environmental specification
Operating temperature

-20ºC (-4ºF) to +60ºC (140ºF)

Storage temperature

-25ºC (-13ºF) to +70ºC (158ºF)

Relative humidity

95%

Water proofing

IPx6 & IPx7

Connections

• 1 x NMEA 0183
• 1 x SeaTalkng ® / NMEA 2000
• 1 x Audio (RCA)
• 1 x GNSS (GPS) antenna (TNC)

Power specification
Nominal supply voltage

12 V dc (Reverse polarity and over voltage protection)

Operating voltage range

9 V dc to 16 V dc

Current consumption

• Less than 6 A at high power (13.6 V)
• Standby: 600 mA
• Receive: 2 A

Transmitter
Channels

All available US, International and Canadian VHF marinebands

Frequency Range

156.000 MHz to 157.425 MHz / 155.500 MHz to 161.425 MHz (Private channels)

Frequency stability

+/- 1.5 ppm

Channel Spacing

25 kHz

Power Output

• Low power setting — 1 W
• High power setting — 25 W

Spurious emissions

Better than –36 dBm at 25 W (Less than 0.25 μW)

Maximum deviation

+/- 5 kHz

Antenna impedance

50 Ohms (typical)

Receiver
Receiver type

Double conversion super heterodyne

Channels

All available US, International and Canadian VHF marine bands

Frequency range

156.050 MHz to 163.275 MHz / 155.500 MHz to 161.425 MHz (Private channels)

Sensitivity

Better than 1 microvolt EMF @ 20dB SINAD

Squelch sensitivity

Less than —2 dBμ EMF

Hum and noise

Better than –40 dB

Audio distortion

Less than 10%

Receiver sensitivity

• Distance — 119dBm (0.25uV) @ 12dB SINAD (typical)
• Local — 110dBm (0.7uV) @ 12dB SINAD (typical)

Adjacent channel selectivity

More than 70 dB

Spurious response rejection

More than 70 dB

Inter modulation rejection

More than 68 dB

Speakers
Base station speaker power output

2.5 W (8 Ω)

Fistmic speaker power

1 W (16 Ω)

External speaker power

5 W (8 Ω)

GNSS (GPS)
Channels

72

Cold start

< 2 minutes

Receiver IC Sensitivity

–167 dBm (Tracking) / –148 dBm (Acquisition)

GNSS compatibility

• GPS
• GLONASS
• * Beidou

SBAS compatibility

• WAAS
• EGNOS
• MSAS

Special features

Active Jamming and Interference Reduction

Operating frequency

• GPS L1 C/A
• GLONASS L10F
• Beidou B1

Signal Acquisition

Automatic

Almanac Update

Automatic

Geodetic Datum

WGS-84 (alternatives available through Raymarine MFD)

Refresh Rate

10 Hz (10 times per second Concurrent GNSS)

Antenna

• Internal — Ceramic chip mounted near top of unit
• External — Passive antenna connection via TNC connector

Position Accuracy

• Without SBAS: <= 15 metres 95% of the time
• With SBAS: <= 5 metres 95% of the time

What's in the box?


1

VHF Radio

2

Suncover

3

Panel mount gasket

4

Mounting bracket (Trunnion)

5

Mounting bracket knobs

6

Fistmic hook plate

7

4 x M4x25 screws (For Bracket (Trunnion) mounting)

8

Documentation

9

4 x M4 nuts, spring washers and M4x25 machine screws (For Panel mounting)

10

Protective antenna boot

11

2 x M4x12 screws (For Fistmic hook plate mounting)

12

SeaTalkng blanking plug

13

SeaTalkng 400 mm (15.7 in.) spur cable