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V20 VHF DSC Marine radio

SKU: 000-13546-001

Entry level VHF radio with NMEA2000 connectivity for GPS position, backlight control and night mode grouping with B&G MFD’s.

Product details

The versatile B&G V20 VHF radio is ideal for the family cruising or club racing sailing yacht. Perfect as a stand-alone VHF system for use in the cockpit or at the navigation station. The sleek low profile design, clear bright display, and easy button access means this VHF both looks great and offers intuitive modes of operation. The B&G V20 VHF features all the international channels, is Class D DSC Approved and NMEA 2000® compatible.

Key Features

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). 

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 Bracket or Flush-Mount Installation
An included gimbal bracket enables table-top, overhead, or bulkhead installation. Flush-mount installation is also supported, with an easy mount-from-front solution, to match the low-profile style of B&G Glass Helm displays and accessories. NMEA 2000® allows interfacing with integrated on board systems.

2 Year Warranty

IPX7 Waterproof

NMEA 2000

What's in the box?

  • Link-6/RS20/V20 Mounting Bracket Knobs
  • Link-6/RS20/V20 Mounting Bracket
  • Link-6/RS20/V20 Mic Clip


Backlight Color
NMEA 0183 Sentences supported
NMEA 2000 Connectivity
Single Port
DSC Class
Class D
Frequency Range
TX: 156.025~157.425 MHz RX: 156.050~163.275 MHz
Hailer Function
Handset type
Multiple Stations
Transmit Power
Hi23W ± 2W : Lo 0.8W ± 0.2W
Power Consumption max
Hi ≤6A: Lo ≤1.5A
Power Consumption typical
≤0.5 A
Recommended Fuse Rating
Supply Voltage
Operating Temperature Range
Dimensions W x H x D
165.9 x 88.2 x 159.4mm
Mounting Type
Flush, Bracket
Warranty Period
24 Months