The ICOM GM1600E:
GMDSS Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio
The IC-GM1600E Marine VHF handheld has been designed for GMDSS compliant survival craft communications. The radio is engineered to survive and function in the extreme environmental conditions common in marine emergencies and brings the latest Search and Rescue technology to the marketplace.
Meets strict environmental requirements for GMDSS survival craft radio. The IC-GM1600E meets “Wheel mark”, MED certification Since 1999, SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) has set the international standards for life rafts and their emergency equipment. Icom’s IC- GM1600E is the latest and most advanced handheld to meet these rigid standards including built-in GMDSS technology. The IC- GM1600E meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements.
High Capacity BP-234 Lithium Battery Pack
The BP-234 provides up to 8 hours operation even at –20ºC!
Tough, Waterproof Construction
The IC-GM1600E is waterproof to IP-X7 specifications. It features a new, “Speed Water Removal” function that quickly sheds water from the speaker system, assuring you sharp, clear communications even in the worst conditions.
Large Keypad With Positive Button Action For Easy Operation While Wearing Gloves
All knobs are sized for quick operation and the large, well-labelled buttons feature a positive action “feel” with a programmable beep tone for sure operation.
Wide Viewing Angle LCD display
The IC-GM1600E’s high-intensity LCD read out offers high-contrast, wide-angle readability with 4 levels of contrast and 3 levels of backlighting. There are new, bright, LED indicators for easy recognition in all types of weather/lighting conditions.
Easy To Operate, Even For An Unskilled Operator
Operation instructions are printed on the rear panel. All operation can be made with one hand.
Highly Visible Yellow Coloured Body
The IC-GM1600E’s shock-resistant housing is constructed of a brightly coloured dye-injected polymer assuring this essential piece of emergency equipment will always be easy to find, in a survival bag, in a life raft, and in a pinch.
Optional VOX Headset
You can use the optional HS-94, HS-95 or HS-97* with OPC-1392 headset adapter cable. The IC-GM1600E has VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) capability for hands-free operation. Both, the VOX gain and VOX delay time are adjustable. Microphone gain setting allows you to set the appropriate microphone gain each for the VOX headset, speaker microphone and internal microphone, respectively.**
* Headsets, HS-94, HS-95 and HS-97 and OPC-1392 are not waterproof.
** These settings are programmable from cloning software.
IC-GM1600E Additional Features
• Optional waterproof speaker microphone, HM-125
• One touch access to Channel 16 and programmable call channel
• One year warranty on both radio and accessories.
The ICOM M87E (ATEX Version:
Compact/Waterproof VHF PBR/Marine ATEX handheld
The IC-M87 ATEX version conforms to the 94/9/EC ATEX Directive. This version is suitable for use in hazardous areas on land and at sea such as oil rigs, petrol tankers, etc. This version has a built-in voice scrambler with 32 codes for private transmission. The IC-M87 meets the needs of business and industry users who need a waterproof marine radio and simple PMR radio.
This ATEX approved IC-M87 transceiver offers safety approved 2-way communication preventing explosion and fire hazard in specified hazardous areas.
Approved classes: The approved rating is II2G EEx ib IIA T3.
Please ensure that the IC-M87 ATEX is acceptable for the intended place of use.
Special conditions for use: Must be used with BP-227AX
Approved Accessories: Speaker-microphone HM-138
Tough, compact, lightweight body, the IC-M87 measures only 62 x 97 x 39 mm and weighs 290g (including BP-227AX). The tough one- piece aluminium chassis is designed to meet MIL standard requirements.
The IC-M87 is waterproof to IPX7* and has been designed to handle in extreme conditions such as rainstorms, high-humidity and rapid change of temperature.
* (1m depth for 30 minutes).
A large clear backlit LCD display (30 x 8 x 14mm) and backlit buttons provide instant recognition of data and ensures reliable communication in any lighting conditions. The large volume knob and clearly labelled buttons allow for simple and efficient operation at all times whether on sea and land.
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack as Standard
The IC-M87 comes with a BP-227AX 1700mAh Li-Ion battery pack. That provides a capacity battery life; a maximum of 23 hours* operation with no ‘memory effect’ of the battery.
* Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90
Optional Speaker Microphone, HM-138
An optional speaker microphone, HM-138, has waterproof construction equivalent to IPX7. The HM-138 is an approved accessory for ATEX use.
Built-In Voice Scrambler
The ATEX model has a built-in 32 code voice scrambler compatible with UT-112.
22 Programmable Channels for Land Use
The IC-M87 meets both marine and PMR applications. A simple push of a button toggles the operating band between marine and land channels. Each PMR channel is programmable* wide/narrow (25/12.5KHz or 20/12.5kHz) channel spacing, and CTCSS and DTCS tone signalling are built-in.
* Optional cloning software, CS-M88/M87 and cloning cable are required for programming.
Rapid Charger Available
The BC-152 desktop charger can be set on top of a table or mounted to a wall. The BC-152 accepts various power sources such as an AC adapter, cigarette lighter socket, or DC power supply. The optional rapid desktop charger BC-119N and multi charger BC-121N are also available to charge the IC-M87 in 2.5–3 hours. (AD-100 charger adapter is required).
* Please note that ATEX radios should not be charged in Hazardous environments.
IC-M87 (ATEX Version) Additional Features:
• Normal, priority and tag scanning
• Self check function checks temperature, battery voltage & water intrusion
• Simple Up/Down switches for channel selection
• 4 step battery indicator
• Beep sound is selectable for each button
• High speed cloning (19200bps) between PC and transceiver
• MIL spec. tested to MIL-STD F