The HX851E is a 'Submersible Floating' 6 Watt portable VHF marine transceiver with builtin GPS and DSC signalling. The HX851E has DSC (Digital Selective Call) Class D signalling built-in enabling it to participate in the IMO SOLAS GMDSS system and is able to send and receive Distress Calls with accurate position from built-in GPS receiver. All Ships Urgency, Safety, Individual, Group call with Position Request and Position Report Safety calls are also available. The built in GPS enables the unit to be used for simple navigation, with storage for 100 alphatagged waypoint positions the unit can be used to naviage to any one of them. The HX851E is ideal for anyone who sails in coastal waters currently without a VHF DSC radio, or for the 'grab bag' of the sailor or power boater user who is looking for that extra element of safety. New features include a luminescent gasket strip that glows in the dark, A high power LED strobe light that can be programmed to flash in various configurations including SOS and triggered when the radio falls in the water. Position and GPS data can be transferred to and from any NMEA 0183 compatible device including Chart plotters using connections in the CD-38 Charger cradle.