The VHF recorder that I developed and tested is ready for the market.
The VR973 VHF recorder has been designed to operate on vessels not fitted with an (S) VDR system. It provides a cost effective means of recording VHF communications and position at any given time. The recorded audio can be played back on any that supports AVIfile format without the need for special software. Connection to the GPS allows location, date and time to be recorded and displayed.
The VR973 Recorder is connected directly to the VHF – if a suitable output is available. A KW973 VHF interface may be used to combine separate transmitted and received audio signals through the VHF recorder.
With ease of use in mind the VR973 is simple to operate, with very little user interaction.
The audio and data can be saved onto the supplied 16GB SD card which can be accessed by any devices that supports AVI files and a fitted with a suitable card reader. Standard AVI format files are created in one minute segments, which make finding the required time period very simple.
During audio playback the GPS information is displayed on screen, along with the system’s unique serial number, to easily identify the vessel.