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Gear for the Boundary Waters, Quetico, and Canoe Camping Locations
Garmin Rino 530HCx GPS/Two-Way Radio
Stay found and in-touch with Garmin Rino 530HCx. It's loaded with a new high-sensitivity chipset, two-way radio, weather radio and much more! New high-sensitivity chipset delivers super-fast signal aquisition and lock for reception in narrow valleys,dense woodlands and urban jungles. Fully functional GPS and integral radio provide two-way communications of up to 14 miles using high-power GMRS channels. Highly reflective color display provides easy viewing in almost any lighting conditions-even bright direct sunlight. Powerful GPS unit comes preloaded with North America Recreational basemaps and automatic routing capabilities. Includes MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager sofware to store, plan and manage routes, waypoints and points of interest. Follow your route, store up to 500 waypoints with graphic icons and 50 reversible routes; find your way back with TracBack feature. Trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving and overall average speed, total time, max speed and more. Fast USB connectivity makes loading charts and maps quick and easy; interface cable included. Expandable memory card slot for microSD -type cards or MapSource data cards offers multiple expansion options for maps, waypoints and routes. Peer-to-peer position reporting allows one Rino user to send their current GPS position to another Rino user within 2 miles. Electronic compass provides your current bearing; auto-compensating declination adjustment. Precise barometric altimeter states current altitude, as well as your rate of ascent. Get the latest forecast from the NOAA 7-channel weather radio; weather alert tone signals changing conditions. FRS channels utilize 0.5 watts for up to 2 miles of range; 5-watt GMRS channels provide 14 miles of transmission range (GMRS requires FCC Lic.).