Simrad RS87 VHF Radio

Part # RS87:EXB:I

This product is discontinued.

Advanced VHF Radio communication system for all types of vessels with increased functionality. Ergonomically designed, brutally strong and totally dependable.

Key Features

  • Class-D DSC Approved
  • Expand to Four Stations
  • Black Box Transceiver
  • Telephone Style Handset
  • Loudhailer and Foghorn Option
  • Fully Waterproof
  • NOAA Weather Alerts
  • MMSI Direct Dialing
  • ATIS Facility
  • NMEA 2000®
  • Optional WR20 Wireless Remote

    • Class-D DSC Approved

      Specifically designed for recreational craft with distress calling capabilities.
    • Expand to Four Stations

      Flexibility to expand your VHF system with up to four stations.
    • Black Box Transceiver

      Place the transceiver anywhere onboard and connect to the handset via easy to install extension cables.
    • Telephone Style Handset

      Saves space, is easy and intuitive to use, and the speaker is directly by your ear, making it ideal for noisy environments.
    • Loudhailer and Foghorn Option

      The option of a Loudhailer and Foghorn make the RS87 ideal for patrol boats and work boats.
    • Fully Waterproof

      The RS87 is waterproof to IP-67 Standard, making it an ideal marine radio for all vessels, including open boats and RIBs.
    • NOAA Weather Alerts

      NOAA weather alerts available (U.S. only)
    • MMSI Direct Dialing

      Dial other vessels with MMSI direct.
    • ATIS Facility

      For navigating inland waterways in Europe.
    • NMEA 2000®

      Easily connects to NMEA2000/Simnet backbones for DSC and calling functions.
    • Optional WR20 Wireless Remote

      No need to be tethered to your radio base, up to two portable handsets allow you to make and receive radio calls from anywhere on your vessel with a range of 100m. Intercom calls between handsets or radio base allow all crew to keep in touch.


    Channels: All international, WX US, special regional True
    Active Handset Operation True
    Adjacent Channel Selectivity/ Intermodulation Rejection >70dB
    All Ships Safety Call True
    All Ships Urgency Call True
    Call Log True
    Dedicated Foghorn Button True
    Distress Button True
    DSC Controller True
    DSC Frequency [MHz] 156.525MHz
    DSC Sensitivity (VHF) <1μV for 10-2BER
    Dual Tripple Watch And All/Memory Scan True
    Group Call True
    Hum And Noise <-40dB
    Individual Routine Call True
    Intercom Speakers Call Button True
    MMSI Number Directory True
    Numeric Channel Selection True
    Programmable User Channels True
    Sensitivity <1μV EMF/20dB SINAD
    Transmitter Power Output High 25W - Low 1W
    Voice Scrambler True
    Weather Alert / NOAA True
    DSC Class D
    Intercoms Between Stations True
    Hailer With Listen Back True
    Foghorn With Auto Repeat True


    Construction Robust die cast aluminum enclosure
    Operating Temperature -10°C to 55°C
    Product Width [mm] 288
    Product Height [mm] 340
    Product Depth [mm] 100
    Weight [kg] 0
    Product Width 288 mm / 11.3 in
    Product Depth 100 mm / 3.9 in
    Product Height 340 mm / 13.4 in
    Product Weight .45 kg / 1 lb


    External Speaker True
    Input GLL RMC ZDA
    Modes Simplex/Semi-Duplex True
    Modulation Depth +/- 5kHz max
    Spurious Emissions [dBc] <-80dBc (25W)
    Type Approval EN301 025/EN300 698
    EMC EN60945

    Networking Connectors

    NMEA 2000 Certified True
    SimNet Approved True
    SimNet Control True


    Power Consumption RX 0.45 TX 5.5A max
    Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 10.8 to 15.6V dc

    GPS Navigation

    GPS Interface NMEA0183 True