Entel HT649 

GMDSS VHF Portable Radio

for Survival Craft, IMO / GMDSS Compliant

Entel HT649 GMDSS VHF Portable Radio is MED certified and carries the essential Wheel Mark logo. For those requiring a, no compromise, fully featured GMDSS portable rado with high visibility back-lit LCD, the HT649 GMDSS will exceed the expectations of even the most experienced radio user.

The first time you handle Entel HT649 GMDSS VHF portable you will be impressed by its superior build quality. From the rugged ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand, to the exceptionally loud audio, the HT649 GMDSS Series 2 portable easily outclasses the competition.


  • Superior voice quality and volume
  • IP68 (2 metres depth for 4 hours) submersible
  • MIL-STD 810/C/D/E&F standard robust construction
  • High capacity (2000 mAh) Li-Ion batteries as standard
  • Established & proven portables based on over 20-Years’
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Key Features


Environmental protection to IP68 (2 Meters for 4 hours)

The practical HT649 Series 2.0 GMDSS portable enjoys an IP68 (2 Meters for 4 hours) rated construction, which means that it is dust protected and fully Submersible.


Meeting MIL-STD 810C/D/E/F and providing commercial grade construction for tough, enduring performance. Entel’s HT649 Series 2.0 GMDSS portable conforms to stringent standards, enabling it to withstand the everyday rigours of shock, vibration and the corrosive effects of dust and moisture, ensuring many years of trouble free use.

Primary Lithium one-shot Emergency battery

The HT649 Series 2.0 GMDSS portable is supplied with a Lithium battery as standard. With a 4-year shelf life you are assured of a full charge as and when you need to use Entel’s Primary Emergency battery.

2000mAh Secondary Li-Ion re-chargeable battery

Optionally the HT649 Series 2.0 GMDSS portable can also be supplied with the latest intelligent Lithium-Ion Secondary battery. One key advantage of Lithium-Ion battery technology is the way it eliminates ‘memory effect’ meaning there is no need to fully discharge your battery before recharging. Therefore you are assured a full charge each and every time you take your Entel battery from its charger.

Robust accessory socket

The socket has been specifically designed so that when an accessory is secured to the portable, the connection can withstand any amount of punishment; from dropping to careless misuse. Furthermore, the securing bolt incorporates a shearing point to protect the connector.


The HT649 portable provides all INT, USA & CAN Marine channels.



To avoid accidental operation your radios keys & controls can be locked by the user or, if set, automatically by the radio.

VOX hands free (with audio accessory)

When using an Entel VOX enabled audio accessory, your HT649 portable can operate totally hands free. All you need to do is talk and the HT649 portable will automatically transmit for you.


The HT649 Series portable has the facility to scan for an active channel. When the channel is found, the radio will automatically select the channel for you.

Scope of Supply

HT649 GMDSS portable is supplied with:

  1. CNB750E – 7.4v, 2000mAh rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack with Rear Clip
  2. CNB750G – 7.4v Non-Rechargeable GMDSS Lithium-Metal Battery with Rear Clip
  3. Drop-in charger
  4. High efficiency antenna
  5. User manual


HT Series Marine Brochure V2.9  Entel HT649 GMDSS VHF Portable Radio 3  3 MB