When your ship depends on robust communications, it's our business to deliver it

We supply a wide range of radios and communications equipment to shipping companies in the UK and Europe. Our maritime client vessels range from luxury yachts, passenger ships, and shipping management companies such as A&P Falmouth and Nordic factory fishing vessels.


Always there

Radio is an important safety tool for all mariners; whether working offshore or on inland waterways. Our handheld VHF radio units are vital in the flow of communication and make certain that your team has full information at all times.

Whatever your work

Gould’s supply best of breed products. Our product ranges cover all sectors from domestic pleasure craft through to the requirements of ATEX certified radios for use in potentially explosive environments in the Petrochemical industry.

Meeting your needs

Marine radios will keep contact with harbours & marinas, summoning rescue services or ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communication. Our units include many functions including global maritime distress and safety systems (GMDSS).

  • Marine Radio Product Introduction
  • GMDSS Safety Radios
  • ATEX Certified Radios
  • Marine VHF, Marine HF and Marine UHF radios
Each product we offer has its own strengths and we take great care in our advice to you. We’ll take care of everything from your initial equipment layout and design, to post installation support.

Please note: The products illustrated below are a small fraction of our full catalogue, selected to demonstrate the wide range of options.
Contact us for a more detailed analysis of your needs.
We can offer you a variety of hand portable radio equipment built to various standards including global maritime distress and safety systems (GMDSS) which ensures rapid alerting of shore-based rescue and communications authorities in the event of an emergency.
ENTEL- HT649 GMDSS - Submersible to IP68


The HT649 GMDSS is MED certified and carries the essential Wheel Mark logo. For those requiring a, no compromise, fully featured GMDSS portable with high visibility back-lit LCD, the HT649 GMDSS will exceed the expectations of even the most experienced radio user.

The first time you handle Entel’s HT649 GMDSS Series 2.0 portable you will be impressed by its superior build quality. From the rugged ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand, to the exceptionally loud audio, the HT649 GMDSS Series 2 portable easily outclasses the competition. The HT649 GMDSS Series 2 portable is built to MIL-STD 810C/D/E/F for tough enduring performance, is fully Submersible to IP68 (2 meters depth for 4 hours) and is available in two packages:


Key Features
  • Environmental protection to IP68 (2 Meters for 4 hours)
  • MILSTD 810C/D/E/F
  • Primary Lithium one-shot Emergency battery
  • Robust accessory socket
  • Frequency Range 156 - 163.275MHz

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Tron TR30 GMDSS and Maritime VHF Radio


Tron TR30 GMDSS and Maritime VHF Radio is the only GMDSS approved handheld radio in production that floats without a buoyancy cover.

Tron TR30 GMDSS and Maritime VHF Radio meets all the requirements of the IMO for carriage on SOLAS vessels. This radio has the ultimate functional design. Every detail has been developed based on user functionality, both in an emergency situation and in general on board communications.

Tron TR30 GMDSS and Maritime VHF Radio switches automatically between standard simplex and duplex maritime channels and 21 emergency simplex channels depending on which battery, emergency or chargeable, is connected.



Key Features
  • Floating GMDSS and maritime VHF radio
  • Excellent microphone noise cancelling
  • Preset emergency mode when connected to primary battery
  • Full duplex channels accessed with rechargeable battery
  • Waterproof accessories

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ICOM GM600 GMDSS VHF Transceiver with Class A DSC


The GM600 VHF Transceiver is designed for Class A DSC operation and provides a complete GMDSS VHF communication system as required for Commercial SOLAS regulated vessels engaging in international voyages.

The GM600 meets the Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU “wheel mark” approval for European merchant ships. When installed with the GM800 MF/HF radio*, GM600 and GM800 radios provide a complete GMDSS VHF, MF and HF radio station.

Meets ITU-R M.493-13 DSC The built-in DSC provides automated distress and safety communication. The dedicated DSC watch-keeping receiver continuously monitors the DSC calling channel (CH70). A total of 100 MMSI numbers for DSC call


Key Features
  • Meets MED “Wheel Mark” Requirements
  • 4.3 inch Wide Viewing Angle Colour TFT LCD
  • IEC 61162-1 interface for GNSS receiver
  • Meets ITU-R M.493-13 DSC
  • Frequency Range 156 - 163.275MHz

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ICOM IC-GM1600E GMDSS Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio


GMDSS Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio The IC-GM1600E Marine VHF handheld has been designed for GMDSS compliant survival craft communications. The radio is engineered to survive and function in the extreme environmental conditions common in marine emergencies and brings the latest Search and Rescue technology to the marketplace.

Meets strict environmental requirements for GMDSS survival craft radio. The IC-GM1600E meets “Wheel mark”, MED certification Since 1999, SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) has set the international standards for life rafts and their emergency equipment. Icom’s IC-GM1600E is the latest and most advanced handheld to meet these rigid standards including built-in GMDSS technology. The IC-GM1600E meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements.


Key Features
  • Frequency 156.300–156.875MHz
  • Wide viewing angle LCD display
  • Tough, waterproof construction
  • High capacity BP-234 Lithium battery pack
  • Meets strict environmental requirements for GMDSS survival craft

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ATEX-certified hand portable radios for use in potentially explosive environments, essential equipment for the Petrochemical industry, for on and off shore installations.
Hytera PD795Ex - Intrinsically-safe two-way radio - European Atex directives, FM and IEC standard.


Offering safe, reliable communications, the Hytera PD795 Ex handheld digital radio with screen and full keypad has been designed to meet the European Atex directives, FM standards and IEC standards, perfect for tough environments that require advanced, intrinsically-safe devices.

The lone worker feature uses a timer in the radio to measure inactivity. If the timer expires, a warning is issued, and if there is no response to that, the alarm is triggered. The man down feature will let you know if the radio has been tilted past a certain angle. This may happen for instance if the radio user has fallen over or is unconscious or injured. The alarm will be triggered after a warning is issued to the user.



Key Features
  • Frequency range - VHF: 136-174MHz UHF1: 400-470MHz
  • Digital Protocol - ETSI-TS102 361-1,2 & 3ng
  • Battery Life (5-5-90 Duty Cycle) 1800mAh, Analogue 14.5h, Digital 17h
  • Display 160 x 128 pixels, 65536 colours 1.8 inch, 4 rows
  • Dust & Water Intrusion IP54 Standard

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Motorola DP4801 Ex ATEX/IECEX-certified portable delivers unrivalled voice & data.


Threats from explosive gas or combustible dust, on an oil rig or in an open mine, your workers confront them daily.
Safe, reliable communication is absolutely critical in such dangerous environments. That’s where the power and performance of MOTOTRBO digital radio stands out.

The fully-featured DP4801 Ex ATEX/IECEX-certified portable delivers unrivalled voice and data communications with integrated GPS, text messaging, full-colour display with day/night mode to make reading text messages easier and best-in-class audio that includes Intelligent Audio and customizable voice announcements.



Key Features
  • Day/Night Mode on Display
  • Integrated GPS
  • IP67 submersible in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes
  • Battery life - 19 hours in digital mode, 16 hours in analogue mode
  • VHF, UHF

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Entel - HT883 ATEX (II 2 G Ex ib IIA T4) Intrinsically Safe certified


The first time you handle Entel’s HT800 Series 2.0 portables you will be impressed by their superior build quality. From the rugged ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand, to the exceptionally loud audio, the HT800 Series 2 portables easily outclass the competition.

All HT800 Series 2 portables are ATEX (II 2 G Ex ib IIA T4) Intrinsically Safe certified, built to MIL-STD 810C/D/E/F for tough enduring performance and are fully Submersible to IP68 (2 meters depth for 4 hours). Entel’s HT800 Series 2 portables will exceed the expectations of even the most experienced radio user. Entel adds and improves features on its HT800 radios by way of software updates. Using Flash Upgrade technology your Entel HT800 radios can be upgraded by your Dealer at any time.



Key Features
  • Environmental protection to IP68 (2 Meters for 4 hours)
  • MILSTD 810C/D/E/F
  • 2000mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Frequency Range 400 - 470MHz
  • Lone-Worker & Man-Down Alarms (advanced models only)

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ICOM IC-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX Digital Two-Way Radio Series


ATEX Digital Two-Way Radio Series The IC-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX digital two way radio series meets IEC Ex/ATEX based I/S specifications for the oil, mining and chemical industries. In dPMR digital format the IC-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX Digital Series provides basic conventional operation as well as a dPMR Mode 2 multi-site radio system.

The radio also features lone worker and man down functions which automatically send an emergency signal should a worker be in trouble, an extra consideration for those looking for a complete ATEX health and safety solution. Meets IEC Ex/ATEX based I/S specifications ATEX Certifications Mining : I M2 Ex ib I Mb Gas : II 2G Ex ib IIC T4 Gb Dust : II 2D Ex ib IIIC T110°C Db –20°C≤Ta≤+55°C EN 60079-0 (2012), EN 60079-11 (2012)



Key Features
  • IP67 Dust-tight & Waterproof Protection
  • Man Down and Lone Worker Functions for Emergency Call
  • Up to 21 hours* operating time with BP-277EX
  • FdPMR Digital radio series that meets IEC Ex/ATEX based I/S specifications for the oil, mining and chemical industries.

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Marine VHF radios are used for a variety of purposes including; contacting harbours, marinas, locks, summoning the rescue services and ship-to-shore or ship-to-ship communication. To prevent maritime transmissions creating interference with other radio users, a section of the radio spectrum has been allocated specifically for marine communications.
ENTEL HT643 Submersible Maritime VHF Transceiver


The first time you handle Entel’s HT642 Series 2.0 portable you will be impressed by its superior build quality. The HT642 has been designed specifically for those requiring a no compromise, entry level marine portable.

From the rugged ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand, to the exceptionally loud audio, the HT642 Series 2 portable easily outclasses the competition. The HT642 Series 2 portable is built to MIL-STD 810C/D/E/F for tough enduring performance and in addition and is fully Submersible to IP68 (2 meters depth for 4 hours). Entel’s HT642 Series 2 portable will exceed the expectations of even the most experienced radio user.



Key Features
  • Environmental protection to IP68 (2 Meters for 4 hours)
  • MILSTD 810C/D/E/F
  • 2000mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Frequency Range 156 - 163.275MHz
  • Duty Cycle (5/5/90) 12.5 hours

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ICOM IC-M25EURO Buoyant Marine VHF Transceiver


Great features mixed with style are the traits of Icom’s new IC-M25 buoyant marine VHF radio which floats and flashes when dropped into the water. Sporting an elegant slim design, this new model has the lightest body in the market for a floating VHF radio….just 220g. New for an Icom, this new radio has a tidy USB connector for convenient charging from a variety of electronic devices!

The IC-M25 floats when dropped in water. Not only does the LCD and key backlight on the front panel flash, but also the red LED light blinks through the rear panel showing the place of the radio so that it can be easily retrieved. The IC-M25 also floats even when the optional HM-213 microphone is attached.



Key Features
  • Slim, lightweight, easy to us
  • Buoyant with flashing red LED
  • 11 Hours Long Battery Life
  • IPX7 waterproof construction (1m depth of water for 30 minutes)
  • 5W RF output and 550mW audio

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ICOM M323 Entry Level VHF/DSC Marine Transceiver


Icom’s IC-M323 VHF/DSC has the same common user interface that has been adopted on the latest Icom radios including intuitive “soft-keys” permitting faster access to radio functions.

As a result of simplifying the technical features offered, Icom has managed to produce a set that offers really good value! New, easy to use Icom Marine User Interface The new marine family user interface provides simple operation for the boat owner. A rotary selector, directional keypad provides intuitive operation

NMEA 0183 Input/ Output for Common GPS/NAV Interface When connected to an external GPS receiver, current position and time are shown on the IC-M323's display.



Key Features
  • Large Full Dot-Matrix Display
  • Meets the Latest Class D DSC Specifications
  • IPX7 Waterproof Protection (1.0m depth for 30 minutes)
  • AIS Target Call
  • Favourite Channel Function
  • MarineCommander Compatible the received DSC message pops up on the multi-function display

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IC-M802 MF/HF Marine SSB Transceiver - 150 watts of power


The IC-M802 marine single-sideband (SSB) transceiver is available for customers who operate or sail under a non EU flag. It's a marine SSB which includes Digital Selective Calling (DSC) for automated ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore messaging that doubles as a powerful MF/HF radio transceiver, and triples as an e-mail conduit for wireless computer-to-computer connections.

The new Icom SSB has increased power output to 150 watts, with selectable battery-saving, low-power settings for both voice and data transmissions. The radio is factory pre-programmed with 242 international and domestic duplex ship-to-shore channels, 72 international and domestic ship-to-ship channels, 662 international and domestic data duplex channels, plus 160 user-programmable favourite frequency channels that are dealer downloaded for your specific geographic cruising areas.



Key Features
  • 150 watts of power, 100% duty cycle
  • Receive 500 kHz - 29.9999 MHz
  • Monitor all 976 ITU voice and data channels, HAM bands and aircraft WX channels.
  • 1355 channels
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) virtually eliminates noise and interference.

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