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Ray50, Ray52, Ray60, Ray70, 2nd Station Handset Software

Software download and update information for the Raymarine VHF Radios:

  • Applicable for: Ray50, Ray52, Ray60, Ray70, 2nd Station Handset
  • Software Version: v1.46 Handset / Wired Handset: vh1.48
  • Release Date: November 2019
  • Additional Notes:
    The Bootloader must be loaded into the Radio before the Application. If a 2nd Station Handset is installed, it must also be upgraded.

Before You Update

Warning: a/c/e/eS/gS Series - Updating via a/c/e/eS/gS Series display. MFD software must be at level v14.36 and above

Warning: G Series - Updating via G Series system. System software must be at level v4.49 and above

Info: AXIOM and a/c/e/eS/gS Download - Do not copy Bootcode and Application ".ISO" files onto the same software card. The MFD cannot install Bootcode and Application .ISO files at the same time.


MFDDownload Link
G SeriesDownload Here
E  WideDownload Here
C WideDownload Here
E ClassicDownload Here
A ClassicDownload Here


Bootcode

MFDDownload Link
AXIOM/AXIOM ProDownload Here
eS SeriesDownload Here
a/c/e/gS SeriesDownload Here

Important Terms of downloading software

Firmware update processes are done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files.

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

Software history


ProductVersionRelease DateFeatures
VHF Radiov1.46 / Wired handset: vh1.48Nov 2019
  • Improves the Low/High Voltage detection alarm
  • Added additional Diagnostic alerts within the handsets, to notify user if a handset is not functioning correctly.
VHF Radiov1.44Dec 2018
  • Hailer Horn functionality improvements, for the Ray70.
Wired HandsetVH1.43/v1.03bootDec 2018
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
VHF Radiov1.42Sept 2018
  • Resolved an issue where selected Channels in the "Short Cuts" menu are not retained throughout a power cycle
Wired HandsetVH1.40/ v1.03bootSept 2018
  • Once vh1.40 is installed, any future upgrades no longer require the handset to be placed into "Programming Mode".
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

 Note: This is a common version compatible with the Ray60, Ray70, Ray90 and Ray91.

Wired HandsetVH1.26Mar 2018
  • 2nd Station Handset software upgraded to support the launch of the Ray90/Ray91 VHF Product. 
    •  Note, no end user feature changes to Ray60/Ray70 systems with 2nd Station Handsets.  
VHF Radiov1.40Oct 2017
  • Support for running component change on PCB (Software is backward compatible with old hardware).
  • Improvement to the DSC decode algorithm, when receiving a slightly corrupted base station message.
VHF Radiov2.16 BootcodeOct 2017

This Bootcode improves the ability to upgrade a 2nd Station Handset to current software release. 

  • Note, once the Bootcode has been installed, you have to load the latest Application file back into the Radio (v1.40 in this instance).
Wired HandsetVH1.09Jun 2017
  • Only compatible with Radio application v1.39 (or higher)
  • Support for "4 Digit" channels on the display
  • Improved Volume/Squelch adjustment screen operation when the distress key is pressed
  • General bug fixes
VHF Radiov1.39Jun 2017
  • Only compatible with Radio bootcode v2.15  
  • Support for "4 Digit" channels on the display
  • Change to the channel list to support the new 4 digit channels
  • General bug fixes
Wired HandsetVH1.06Aug 2016
  • Only compatible with Radio application v1.35 (or higher)
  • Improved screen refresh rate
  • Improved communications between Handset and Base
  • UI improvements
VHF Radiov1.35  Aug 2016
  • Only compatible with Radio bootcode v2.15  
  • Improved the response speed of the 2nd Station Handset when in Watch mode
  • Improved communications between Handset and Base
  • Ray70 now correctly transmits PGN129801 when requested
  • Corrected an issue with Magnetic Variation (now receives it correctly)
VHF Radiov2.15 BootcodeAug 2016
  • Once installed, this is only compatible with Radio application v1.35 (or higher)
  • Changes Radio ID to prevent the v1.35 application from being installed into the radio before the bootloader is installed.
  • Modifications to memory to support new Application code
VHF Radiov1.31May 2016
  • INITIAL RELEASE for Ray52
  • Not applicable to the Ray50/Ray60/Ray70
  • Improved DSC error tolerance
  • Updated NMEA2000 DSC message (PGN129808)
  • General improvements to Water/Scan modes
  • General DSC improvements
  • Improved GPS position fix
  • Improved screen refresh rate
VHF Radiov1.24Nov 2015
  • Release for Ray50, Ray60 and Ray70
  • Fixed issue found with the Loud Hailer Listen Back function (Ray70 only), where the Fist Mic signal could route back to the internal speaker, causing feedback.
  • Resolved issue with a static invalid position from a simulator, the position reported on the radio jumped every few seconds.
VHF Radiov2.09 BootcodeOct 2015
  • Upgraded Bootcode from v2.04 to v2.09, to enable E-Classic/C-Wide/E-Wide Series MFDs to upgrade the Radios (as well as a/c/e/es/gS Series).
Wired HandsetVH1.04Sept 2015
  • Aligned User Interface on handset with VHF application release v1.22
  • Added auto Fog Horn icon to status bar when enabled
VHF Radiov1.22Sept 2015
  • Release for Ray50, Ray60 and Ray70
  • Improved AIS performance/decode for ROT, SOG, COG and AtoN
  • Fixed AIS issue with vessels above approx 55 degrees Latitude
  • Improves Auto Fog Horn mode
  • Corrects private channels 31, 37 and 96 for correct operation in ATIS and DSC modes
  • General other Bug fixes and improvements to UI
VHF Radiov1.13May 2015
  • INITIAL RELEASE for Ray70
Wired HandsetVH1.01May 2015
  • INITIAL RELEASE for 2nd Station Handset
VHF Radiov1.06bApr 2015
  • INITIAL RELEASE for Ray60
VHF Radiov1.04aMar 2015
  • Ray50 release to address WX channel issue in USA
VHF Radiov1.04Mar 2015
  • INITIAL RELEASE for Ray50


Open Source GPL/LGPL

Some Raymarine products contain software code developed by third parties that are covered by open source GPL and LGPL software license agreements. You can view the third party license agreements by visiting the Manuals section of our website.

To access the open source GPL and LGPL licensed executables click here


Software Update Information and Instructions for Raymarine VHF Radios

This software update FAQ relates to the following products:

  • Ray50
  • Ray52
  • Ray53
  • Ray60
  • Ray63
  • Ray70
  • Ray73
  • Ray90
  • Ray91
  • 2nd Station Handset, Hub and Wireless Handset

PLEASE READ

Please fully read this page before attempting to update your Raymarine System. This page contains each step for you to sucessfully update your Raymarine system

IMPORTANT TERMS OF DOWNLOADING SOFTWARE

Firmware update processes are done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files.

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

Stage 1: Populating the mSD Flash Memory Card (or CF Card) with the MFD Software

Note: To avoid potentially corrupting the data on your Navionics chart card, DO NOT copy software update files to your Navionics chart card and DO NOT back up waypoint/route/track data to your Navionics chart card. MicroSD cards are commonly available in most stores selling consumer electronics products. Waypoint, route, track data, and system configuration data can be stored on a microSD memory card which also contains software update files.

  • You are NOT required to update the products software versions sequentially. For example, you can go from application v1.04 to v1.35, however you may require a bootcode upgrade first.
  • The mSD (Micro SD) memory cards used with a/c/e/eS/gS Series MFDs should have a memory capacity of no less than 1GB and no more than 32GB.
  • The mSD card should be formatted to FAT32. (External link: Instructions)
  1. Insert a compatible Flash memory card into the computer's memory card reader or into a memory card reader which has been interfaced to the computer.
  2. Select the appropriate software download for your product from HERE
  3. Upon completion of the download, click on the folder where the downloaded files have been saved to open it
  4. If the downloaded file is a .ZIP file, extract the contents of the .zip file - example:
Software Update Screenshot
  1. Copy all new downloaded files to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash). 
    1. If the Download is an ISO file, do not try to open the file, instead just copy the whole ISO file over to the mSD card. 
    2. There may be two ISO files for the Radios, a Bootcode and an Application. Do not copy these onto the same mSD card at the same time, otherwise the upgrade will not work. Copy on the Bootcode ISO first and upgrade the Radio, then copy the Application ISO onto the uSD card, once you have deleted the Bootcode ISO from the mSD card.  
Boot loader screenshot
Bootloader screenshot
  1. Make sure the files are not in any folders on the card
    (See video below for examples. Files will vary depending on update) 
    1. For example: if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your memory card reader/writer, then the software update files should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the memory card.
    2. Note: You are only opening the ZIP file that is downloaded. You cannot open the files contained in the ZIP file, these have extensions such as .dob .pkg .sh .sh.sig .iso with various file names. If you attempt to open these files you will see an error as they are designed to update your Raymarine products and not for use in a Windows, Apple or Linux PC.
  2. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.

Stage 2: The update method

Updating a Ray50, Ray52, Ray53, Ray60, Ray63, Ray70, Ray73, Ray90, Ray91, 2nd Station Handset, Hub and Wireless Handset with an ISO file, via an a/c/e/eS/gS-Series MFD or AXIOM family MFD

  1. Please make sure SeaTalkNG is connected to both the VHF Radio and the MASTER Multifunction Display, and that all are powered before starting the update procedure. 
  2. Also ensure your MFD is running the latest LightHouse II software (v17.45 or higher) or latest LightHouse 3 software.
  3. If the Radio has a Bootcode file, this must be installed before the Application file, otherwise jump to Step 12 below.
  4. Place the mSD card with the v2.15 Bootcode ISO file into the MASTER MFD (while it is powered on) 
Boot loader screenshot
  1. Enter the following menu: From the Home Screen,
    1. LightHouse2: press Set-up > Maintenance > Check Card for updates
    2. LightHouse3: press Settings > Update Software > Check SD Card
  2. Follow the on screen instructions until you are presented with a table of connected products
  3. Ensure that the product/s you wish to update are ticked (i.e. the Ray50, Ray52, Ray53, Ray60, Ray63, Ray70, Ray73, Ray90 or Ray91 needs to be ticked)
  4. Click on the Install now button located in the bottom right of the screen
  5. MFD will show update % progress and eventually “Update Complete” for the product/s
  6. Once the upgrade has completed, Remove the mSD Card from the MFD.
  7. The Radio's Backlight should be flashing rapidly, and it should state "Boot Strap" on the Screen.
    1. This means, the radio has installed the bootcode file, and it's ready for the Application code to be installed.
  8. If you have a Wired 2nd Station handset on the vessel, connected to your Ray6x, Ray7x or Ray9x VHf Radios, then perform the following to place it/them into Programming Mode (if not, jump to step 13). This is only necessary if the Wired Handset is on VH1.26 or lower - otherwise jump to step 13: 
    1. Power off the handset using the softkey power button at the top.
      • Note; It is important the Handset is powered off before proceeding to the next step (check for a blank LCD with no backlight)
    2. Then, whilst holding down the DSC distress key (at the back of the handset) and the PPT key together at the same time, power the handset back on again using the softkey at the top.
    3. The Handset will power up in "Programming Mode", where the LCD screen will be blank and the backlight will flicker.
  9. Next, insert the mSD card containing the Application ISO file into the MFD:
Software update screenshot
  1. You should see a pop-up menu on the MFD screen stating "Software Updates are available".
  2. Follow the on screen instructions until you are presented with a table of connected products
  3. Ensure that the product/s you wish to update are ticked (i.e. the Ray50, Ray52, Ray53, Ray60, Ray63, Ray70, Ray73, Ray90 or Ray91 needs to be ticked - 2nd Station handsets or Hubs are not listed)
  4. Click on the Install now button located in the bottom right of the screen
  5. MFD will show update % progress and eventually “Update Complete” for the product/s
  6. Once the upgrade has completed, Remove the mSD Card from the MFD.
  7. Now re-connect any Wireless Handset/s to the Hub (otherwise jump to Step 21)
    1. Once the Hub is on v1.20 (or higher), in order to connect a Wireless Handset running VH1.21, you need to rename the Hub's Name (SSID) to 10 characters or less. Once the Wireless Handset is then connected and upgraded to VH1.32 (or higher), then you can change the Hub's name back to original 15 characters (if desired) by performing a VHF system reset.
    2. Once you connect the Wireless handset to the Hub, it will state on the screen "new software available - do you want to install it now?". Click "Yes" and then insert the Wireless Handset into it's charging cradle. Then wait for the on screen instructions to state "Complete".    
RayMic Wiresless Accessory
  1. Finally, verify that all software is now up to date by entering the following menu on the Radio:
    1. Press Menu>Set-Up>Maintenance>About this unit> and scroll down the screen to check the application and the 2nd Station Handset (if installed) are on the latest versions.
    2. Note: If the 2nd Station Handset is not upgraded to the latest version, then it may not be compatible with a Ray60/63/ Ray70/73/ Ray90/91 running latest Application. The Symptoms you will see is a blank dark screen on the handset. To resolve this issue, you need to re-flash the ISO file into the Radio ensuring the 2nd Station Handset is in Programming mode. You may also have to reduce the data traffic on the STng network by unplugging some products, or turning them off (e.g. AIS, Autopilot, Digital Switching), then try re-flashing in the application file (from step 13) again. 

VHF Radios - Software Update Instructions - Video

Updating a Ray50, Ray52, Ray53, Ray60, Ray63, Ray70, Ray73, Ray90, Ray91, 2nd Station Handset, Hub and Wireless Handset with an Autorun file and the PKG files, using Legacy A-Series, E-Series, C-Wide or E-Wide MFD's

Important Note for Ray50/52/60/70; In order to upgrade the VHF using a Legacy MFD the Radio has to already be on v2.09 Bootloader (which is displayed on power up). If it is on the previous release bootcode (v2.04), then you have to use an a/c/e/eS or gS-Series MFD to perform the upgrade.

  1. Please make sure that SeaTalkNG is connected to both the VHF and the MFD and all are powered up and running before starting the update procedure. 
  2. If there is a 2nd Station Handset installed, ensure it is connected to the VHF (if not, jump to Step 3 below) - For Ray90/Ray91, you need all handsets connected and powered on, and placed in programming mode; (Programming mode is only necessary if the Wired Handset is on VH1.26 or lower - otherwise jump to step 3);
    1. Programming Mode for Handset: Power off the 2nd Station Handset using the softkey power button at the top.
      • Note; It is important the Handset is powered off before proceeding to the next step (check for a blank LCD with no backlight)
    2. Then, whilst holding down the DSC distress key (at the back of the handset) and the PPT key together at the same time, power the handset back on again using the softkey at the top.
    3. The Handset will power up in "Programming Mode", where the LCD screen will be blank and the backlight will flicker/flash intermittently.
  3. Place the CF card with the VHF software files into the MASTER MFD and turn it off and back on again.
Software update screenshot
  1.  The MFD will boot up into the Software Upgrade Utility and will show the two upgrade files available
    • vx.xx Bootloader (if applicable)
    • vx.xx Application
  2. Select the bootloader file First (if applicable to the Radio - otherwise jump to step 9 below) and click on "Upgrade Remote Unit" then "Upgrade remote unit on ST2". (If the Radio has the latest bootcode installed, then jump to step 9 below)
  3. MFD will show update % progress.
  4. MFD will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  5. The Radio's Backlight should be flashing rapidly, and it should state "Boot Strap" on the Screen.
    • This means, the radio has installed the bootloader file, and it's ready for the application code to be installed.
  6. Now select the Application code on the MFD screen and click on "Upgrade Remote Unit" then "Upgrade remote unit on ST2" 
  7. MFD will show update % progress.
  8. MFD will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  9. Both the Radio and the 2nd Station handset/s (If installed) and Hub (if installed) should reboot and be running normally again.
  10. Remove the CF Card form the MFD.
  11. Now re-connect any Wireless Handset/s to the Hub (otherwise jump to Step 15)
    1. Once the Hub is on v1.20 (or higher), in order to connect a Wireless Handset running VH1.21, you need to rename the Hub's Name (SSID) to 10 characters or less. Once the Wireless Handset is then connected and upgraded to VH1.32 (or higher), then you can change the Hub's name back to original 15 characters (if desired) by performing a VHF system reset.
    2. Once you connect the Wireless handset to the Hub, it will state on the screen "new software available - do you want to install it now?". Click "Yes" and then insert the Wireless Handset into it's charging cradle. Then wait for the on screen instructions to state "Complete".     
Ray Mic Wireless Accessory
  1. Finally, verify that all software is now up to date by entering the following menu on the Radio:
    1. Press Menu>Set-Up>Maintenance>About this unit> and scroll down the screen to check the VHF application and the 2nd Station Handset (if installed) are on the latest versions.
      1. Note: If the 2nd Station Handset is not upgraded to the latest version, then it will not be compatible with a Ray60/Ray70/Ray90/Ray91 running latest Application. The Symptoms you will see is a blank dark screen on the handset. Resolution is to re-flash the application PKG file into the Radio ensuring the 2nd Station Handset/s are in Programming Mode.
      2. Note; If the 2nd Station Handset will not upgrade, then you may need to reduce the amount of data on the STng network by unplugging some products, or turning them off (e.g. AIS, Autopilot, Digital Switching), then try re-flashing in the application file (from step 9) again.  

Updating a Ray50, Ray52, Ray60, Ray70, Ray90, Ray91 and 2nd Station Handset with an Autorun file and the PKG files, using G-Series MFD's

Important Note for Ray50/52/60/70; In order to upgrade the VHF using a Legacy MFD the Radio has to already be on v2.09 Bootcode (which is displayed on power up). If it is on the previous release bootcode (v2.04), then you have to use an a/c/e/eS or gS-Series MFD to perform the upgrade.

  1. Please make sure the SeaTalkNG is connected to both the VHF and the G-Series system and all are powered before starting the update procedure. 
    1. Note; You need to copy the Bootloader files onto the CF card First (into the root Directory), then secondly, once the Radio is upgraded copy the Application files onto the CF card's root directory and upgrade the Radio (and handset if present).
  2. If there is a 2nd Station Handset installed, ensure it is connected to the VHF (if not, jump to Step 3 below) - For Ray90/Ray91, you need all handsets connected and powered on, and placed in programming mode; (Programming mode is only necessary if the Wired Handset is on VH1.26 or lower - otherwise jump to step 3);
    1. Programming Mode for Handset: Power off the 2nd Station Handset using the softkey power button at the top.
      • Note; It is important the Handset is powered off before proceeding to the next step (check for a blank LCD with no backlight)
    2. Then, whilst holding down the DSC distress key (at the back of the handset) and the PPT key together at the same time, power the handset back on again using the softkey at the top.
    3. The Handset will power up in "Programming Mode", where the LCD screen will be blank and the backlight will flicker/flash intermittently.
  3. Place the CF card with the Bootloader VHF software files (if applicable) into the MASTER GPM400 (if bootcode is on latest version, then jump to step 8)
Software update screenshot
  1. The G-Series will automatically detect the software files and will start to search STng for Radios to program. 
  2. Once it has found the Radio/s, it will show update % progress.
  3. G-Series will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  4. The Radio's Backlight should be flashing rapidly, and it should state "Boot Strap" on the Screen.
    • This means, the radio has installed the bootloader file, and it's ready for the Application code to be installed.
  5. Now remove the CF card with the bootloader files on it, and insert the CF card with the Application files on it. 
Software Update screenshot
  1. G-Series will automatically detect the software files and will start to search STng for Radios to program. 
  2. Once it has found the Radio/s, it will show update % progress.
  3. G-Series will show “Update Complete” when unit/s have been updated.
  4. Both the Radio, 2nd Station handset/s (if installed) and Hub (if installed) will have been upgraded and should have rebooted.
  5. Remove the CF Card from the Master GPM400 
  6. Now re-connect any Wireless Handset/s to the Hub (otherwise jump to Step 15)
    1. Once the Hub is on v1.20 (or higher), in order to connect a Wireless Handset running VH1.21, you need to rename the Hub's Name (SSID) to 10 characters or less. Once the Wireless Handset is then connected and upgraded to VH1.32 (or higher), then you can change the Hub's name back to original 15 characters (if desired) by performing a VHF system reset.
    2. Once you connect the Wireless handset to the Hub, it will state on the screen "new software available - do you want to install it now?". Click "Yes" and then insert the Wireless Handset into it's charging cradle. Then wait for the on screen instructions to state "Complete".     
Ray Mic Wireless accessory
  1. Finally, verify that all software is now up to date by entering the following menu on the Radio:
    1. Press Menu>Set-Up>Maintenance>About this unit> and scroll down the screen to check the Radio application is the latest version, and the 2nd Station Handset (if installed) is the latest version.
      1.  Note: If the 2nd Station Handset is not upgraded to the latest version, then it will not be compatible with a Ray60/Ray70/Ray90/Ray91 running latest Application. The Symptoms you will see are a blank dark screen on the handset. Resolution is to re-flash the Application PKG file into the Radio ensuring the 2nd Station Handset/s are in Programming Mode.
      2. Note; If the 2nd Station Handset will not upgrade, then you may need to reduce the amount of data on the STng network by unplugging some products, or turning them off (e.g. AIS, Autopilot, Digital Switching), then try re-flashing in the application file (from step 8) again.