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ICS NAV6plus System V2

The ICS NAV6 series of NAVTEX receivers have long been synonymous with the high quality manufacturer and reliability throughout the product range.

The NAV6 was the world's first LCD NAVTEX system to offer dual channel (518kHz and 490kHz) reception as standard. Information is presented on a large and easy-to-read LCD display, rivalling paper print-out for legibility.

NAVTEX is part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). It broadcasts weather and navigation warnings in English on 518kHz every four hours from transmitters around the world. Increasingly, local language and small craft information is also transmitted on 490kHz. Urgent messages such as gale warnings can also be transmitted in between scheduled transmissions when necessary.

The NAV6plus is now available for purchase. The new NAV6plus has all the features included in the standard NAV6 display additional features include GPS and NMEA repeater funtionality. It is possible to upgrade your existing NAV6 or NAV6plus system to incorporate the latest software and features. All NAV6 NAVTEX Systems are available without a Antenna option. Please enquire for more details.

A full list of features for the NAV6plus System are below:

  • High quality NAVTEX receiver.
  • Simultaneous 490kHz and 518kHz NAVTEX reception.
  • Large clear 480 x 320 resolution LCD Display.
  • Up to 8 NMEA Instrument Repeater Views
  • NMEA Logger
  • Flash memory message store.
  • Worldwide NAVTEX Station Database.
  • Manual Station Selection.
  • Automatic Station Selection.
  • Filter by Message Type.
  • May be externally mounted.
  • Passive Antenna with 10m cable.
  • Upgradeable.

Techy Bits & Dimensions

Display Unit Power   Voltage Range
Consumption (Typical)
Backlight full
Backlight off
Sleep Mode
10.8V to 15.6V

310mA (3.8W at 12V)
165mA (2.0W at 12V)
115mA (1.4W at 12V)

Receiver Module Power Consumption (Typical) 150mA  at 12V
Display Unit Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight (without cable)
Splash Proof
0 to +50degC
-20 to +55degC
0 to 95%
Above and below decks.
445g (approx.)
Receiver Module Connectivity

Splash proof
Receive Frequency
Antenna Input

Screw terminal.
Bulkhead mounting via two self-tapping screws (supplied).
Unit must be mounted below decks in s a suitable dry location.
Height: 180mm, Width: 122mm, Depth: 36mm
Not for outside use.
490kHz and 518kHz
Display Unit Features Auto-Station Selection
NMEA Repeater Views
NMEA Repeater Functions
Display Resolution
Display Backlight
Keyboard Backlight
Message Storage
Combined, Position, Waypoint, Conning and 4 Custom.
Date/Time, Position, Heading, Water Speed, Ground Speed, Course, Wind Speed/Direction, Distance Trip/Total, Depth, Rate of Turn, and Waypoint Name/Position/Range/Closing Speed/Bearing/Cross Track error.
1/2 VGA (480x320 pixels) monochrome

RS485 Serial Receiver and NMEA input.
Peizo buzzer for audio alarms.
Internal temperature sensor.
Non-volatile flash memory.
Greater than 3 days of NAVTEX under normal conditions.

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