Product details

The versatile V20 VHF radio from B&G is ideal for a sailing trip. Perfect as a stand-alone VHF system for use in the cockpit or at the navigation station. 

Key Features

  • Bright display: LCD with high visibility and inverted night mode
  • Elegant design
  • Easy installation with bracket or flush mounting
  • Easy to use: Intuitive control with rotary switches and keypad
  • Fist microphone with four buttons
  • Three-channel monitoring function
  • Multiple scan modes
  • Dedicated buttons for channel 16
  • Technical compatibility: DSC Class D, NMEA0183 & NMEA 2000® compliant, all international channels

High Visibility Display

See clearly in bright daylight with a high contrast black-on-white display. Night-time visibility has also been optimised, with an inverted white-on-black night mode to reduce light emission and preserve your night vision.

Intuitive Controls

A rotary channel dial facilitates quick channel selection, while large and amply spaced buttons provide quick access to all key functions. Dedicated Channel 16 keys enable instant access to the emergency channel, and are included on both the radio’s front panel and its four-button fist mic.

Class D DSC Approved

An integrated Distress button allows automated DSC distress calling. DSC capabilities also enable direct calling to other DSC-equipped vessels from a B&G multifunction display, including direct calls to AIS targets (a compatible display and AIS receiver are required). 

Tri-Channel Watch Function

Scan between the current channel, emergency channel 16, and another user-configurable priority channel (non US models). On US models, scan between the current channel and emergency channels 16 and 9.

All International Channels

The V20 is designed for global use and supports all international channels including USA and Canada.

My Channel Mode

Select your favourite channels for quick and easy access. A long press on the channel dial enters My Channel Mode, where you can cycle through just your selected favourites using the rotary channel dial.

Multiple Scan Modes

Scan through all available channels or just your selected favourites. In either scan mode, emergency channels can optionally be given priority to reduce the chance of missing distress calls or other urgent safety messages.

Easy Installation

An included gimbal bracket enables table-top, overhead, or bulkhead installation. 

Technical Specifications

Power supply 12V DC
DSC Class D
Transmit frequency 156,025 MHz - 157,425 MHz
Receiving frequency 156,050 MHz - 163,275 MHz
NMEA0183 input 4,800 baud for GPS data RMC, GGA, GGA, GLL, GNS
NMEA0183 output Yes, DSC record
NMEA2000 connectivity Yes (Micro-C plug, 5 pin)
External speaker Yes
Output power (external speaker) 2W (for 8 ohm speakers) or 4W (for 4 ohm speakers)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 167 x 89 x 161 mm
Weight 1.8 kg
Waterproof according to IPx7
The DSC or ATIS function/menu is only available in the respective channel group. Please change to the corresponding channel group to use the respective functions.

Programming notes:

This device has to be programmed with your personal data, such as: MMSI and/or ATIS numbers. 
You may program MMSI and ATIS numbers yourself. You can find the relevant instructions in the handbook. 

Alternatively, we can carry out programming for you in exchange of a programming fee

In case you wish to use our programming services, please advise us during ordering. Furthermore, please enter your MMSI / ATIS number in the 'comment' field during your order or fill out our datasheet for programming VHF radios and send it to:

If additional channels (e.g. dutch channels 30, 31 and 37) are to be programmed, we charge a programming flat. The flat is only charged once per device. 

The application for MMSI and ATIS numbers can be found under Service/Downloads.


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Hervorragendes PreisLeistungsverhältnis, sehr einfache InstallationProgrammierung Sehr gute Sprachverständlichkeit, einfache, intuitive Bedienung Das Gerät ist bei mir über Netzwerk mit B&G Zeuss 2 verbunden. Alle Installationen ohne Probleme
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