RS-38M The handheld marine VHF radio for surfski, SUP and kayak paddlers


  • Built-in DSC (text messages)
  • Built-in GPS (allows exact position to be sent automatically in distress situations, and used for navigation)
  • Active noise reduction on transmission and reception for improved audio quality
  • IPX7 waterproof with audible and flashing alarm if dropped in the water
  • Water draining function
  • Dual/Triwatch function


  • RF power 5W/1W
  • Channel group INT, USA, CAN
  • Weight: 315g (with antenna and belt clip)
  • dimensions (W x H x D): 61 x 141 x 43mm
  • battery: 7.4V 1500mAh Lithium Ion

What’s in the box:

  • 1 x RS-38M handheld marine VHF radio
  • 1 x Lithium Ion battery
  • 1 x spring loaded belt clip and mounting screws
  • 1 x antenna
  • 1 x charging cradle with integrated charger and mounting screws
  • 1 x adapter for optional battery only charging in the cradle
  • 1 x 220V AC power supply
  • 1 x 12V DC power supply
  • 1 x lanyard
  • 1 x operator manual

Access the operation manual here:

Recent RS-38M Operating manual.