ACR SR203 GMDSS VHF Handheld Survival Radio

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Battery Type: Rechargeable
$1,367.69 $1,409.99
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The ACR SR203 GMDSS VHF Handheld Survival Radio meets all the requirements of the IMO for carriage on SOLAS vessels. Built tough for all marine applications and easy to use in an emergency situation, the SR203 is the ideal choice for mandatory and voluntary carriage.

The digital display and control buttons are backlit making operation in low light environments simple. Once activated, the SR203 is automatically tuned to Channel 16 and has a single push Channel 16 call button to quickly return to the emergency channel. The SR203 boasts exceptional battery life of over 16 hours (@ -4°F (-20°C)) thanks to its highly efficient transmitter designed to maximize battery life. For everyday use, ACR offers a lithium polymer rechargeable battery option. The quick release rapid charger provides the ideal solution for keeping the batteries fully charged.

The innovative battery protection tab means the primary battery can be permanently attached to the radio without fear of losing its charge. The radio will always be available for use in times of emergency without the need to remove protective labels.

Simply break off the red protective tab and the radio will be immediately ready to turn on to channel 16. For everyday use, ACR offers a lithium polymer rechargeable battery option. The quick release rapid charger provides the ideal solution for keeping the batteries fully charged.


Efficent transmitter
Rugged design
Primary Lithium battery exceeds GMDSS requirements
Protective battery tab
Non-hazardous batteries
16 hours typical operating life
Optional rechargeable battery kit
Laser etched control buttons
High contrast/backlit digital display and keypad
21 Channels



Output Power (High): 2.5 Watts
Output Power (Low): 1 Watt
Modulation: FM (G3E)
Modulation Designator: 16K0G3EJN
Deviation: ±3kHz(Nom), <±5kHz(peak)
Adjacent channel power: <-70dBc
Spurious emissions: <0.25μW


Sensitivity (20dB SINAD): ≤-117dBm
Audio Output Power: 0.4Watt
Adjacent Channel Rejection: >70dB
Intermodulation Rejection: ≥68dB
Spurious Response Rejection: >70dB
Blocking: >90dBμV
Spurious emissions: <2nW


Waterproof: 1metre / 30 mins
Thermal shock: 45°C
Drop proof (hard surface): 1metre any side
Operating Temperature Range: -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range: -30°C to +70°C

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  • $5.99 standard shipping on New Zealand orders under $75
  • Free NZ shipping on orders over $75
  • Bulky and oversized items cost $85 to the North Island and $95 to the South Island
  • $21.99 on all Australian orders
  • We cannot ship bulky and oversized items to Australia

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Shipping Times

We aim to process and dispatch your order as fast as possible, while in most cases this will happen within 24-72 hours, it can take up to 5 days, depending on what is ordered.

After dispatch, delivery is normally overnight within the South Island and 1-2 days within the North Island. Rural addresses could be upto an additional two days.

At this time, we do not offer urgent delivery as a standard freight option, however if you require your order urgently, please contact us before ordering to ensure that we can meet your delivery timeframe.

We aim to deliver your order within the following time-frames:

  • North Island: 3-7 work days
  • North Island rural: 3-7 work days
  • South Island: 2-6 work days
  • South Island rural: 2-6 work days
  • Australia: 7–10 work days (metropolitan areas only

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