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Raymarine Ray 240 usa model

I bought a boat from USA with a Ray 240 Modular Vhf installed. Do anyone know of somebody who can reprogram it to the europeen standard. Raymarine wont do it.
Hopefully regards

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  • davekirzinge Mar 13, 2009

    I bought a Ray240 VHF Radio on a USA boat and have the boat in Canada but need to know how to switch radio to Canada.

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You may want to try checking on the options from Marine SuperStore...

Marine Super Store Limited
7-11 The Slipway
Port Solent
PORTSMOUTH
Hants.
PO6 4TR

(023-92-219433)

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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Contact these guys.

Contact:
Busse Yachtshop
Burkamp 6
24220 Flintbek / Kiel
Germany
Tel: +49 (0)4347 9082 34
Fax: +49 (0)4347 9082 35
email: info@busse-yachtshop.de

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Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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    Todd Gale Oct 03, 2008

    Terminals approved for use in the USA with Ray240:


    • Ericsson F221m GSM 900/1800/1900
    • RayCom (AMPS) Fixed Wireless Terminal
    • Telular SX4e GSM 1900
    • Telular SX4e Tri-mode (TDMA/PCS/AMPS)
    • Telular SX5e GSM 1900

    Terminals approved for use in Europe with Ray240E:


    • Ericsson F221m GSM 900/1800/1900
    • Nokia 22 fixed wireless PBX terminal with Panasonic PBX
    • Telular SX4e GSM 900
    • Telular SX4e GSM 1800
    • Telular SX5e GSM 900/1800

    What is required to interface a Fixed Wireless Terminal to the Ray 240/240E?
    In order to connect your Ray 240/240E to the fixed wireless terminal, your radio must be fitted with the DTMF interface. This interface was available as a factory installed option on all Ray 240/240E systems. The easiest way to determine if your radio is DTMF equipped is to inspect the Ray 240/240E's transciever box. Units fitted with this interface will have a pigtail with a single RJ-11 (female)telephone jack fitted to the transceiver box. If your radio does not have this interface, you can have it installed by returning the transceiver box to the nearest Raymarine Factory Service Center. When interfacing to any FWT other than the RayCom FWT, it is required that the radio be updated to software version 1.20 or higher. This software enables the Ray 240/240E to properly hear the ring tone generated by the FWT.

    How do I determine the software version currently installed in my Ray 240?
    The Ray 240/240E reports its software version on the LCD display of the handset when the unit is energized from the power switch at the front of the transciever box. Simply switch the power off, then on at the transciever, then power on the handset to see the version number.

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You cannot just reprogram your Raymarine to european standard.

This radio has been built and is licenced for using with USA frequency, in Europe his use will be limited to lower bands with no modification.

To be fully adapted to higher bands, the radio must be taken apart, and you need to bridge a contact on the main board.

The use of the radio after modifacion won't be legal in Europe.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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    Ginko Oct 03, 2008

    See here : International CB

    In US and Canada you can use : 26.965 - 27.405
    AM/SSB

    40 channels, max power 4W AM, 12W SSB with no licence

    460 - 470
    FM

    General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) license required.

    31.0-31.3 GHz

    Any mode microwave band now open for individuals to use, requires
    GMRS license.


    Your CB is set to use the frequency above right now.

    In Europe it depends on country, for example in UK:

    26.965 - 27.405
    FM

    40 channels, same frequencies as USA 4W max power

    Radios using this band are marked "PR 27 GB" or "CEPT PR 27
    GB" and are CEPT-approved


    Your radio is already set for using the bands above.

    Additionally in uk you use : 27.6 - 27.99
    FM

    40 channels, 0.01 MHz (10 kHz) spacing 4W max power

    Radios using this band are marked "27/81-UK" and are only legal
    in the UK


    and

    934.0125-934.9625 FM

    20 channels, 0.05 MHz (50 kHz)

    If you adapt your CB to use last two bands, its use will be illegal.





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