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ICOM Award Winning Concept in Marine Radios: Without question the Marine VHF Radio is one of the most valuable pieces of safety equipment on board.
With channel 16 (for voice) and channel 70 (for digital DSC) being monitored 24 hours a day by the US Coast Guard, the VHF Radio can deliver a call for assistance, allow you to listen to the latest weather report, or simply keep you in touch with other boats on the water. ICOMs reputation is for setting the standards for everyone else to follow. Standards like Submersible construction, and Military Spec.

The ICOM GM800:

GM800
GMDSS MF/HF Marine Transceiver with Class A DSC

The new GM800 MF/HF Transceiver is designed for Class A DSC operation and provides a complete GMDSS MF/HF communication system for Commercial SOLAS regulated vessels. The GM800 meets MED, “wheel mark” requirements for European merchant ships.

Meets MED “Wheel Mark” Requirements

The GM800 meets the Marine Equipment Directive on European marine equipment requirements and has passed rigorous environmental testing and quality assurance processes. The GM800 is designed to provide reliable operation and long-lasting durability under harsh maritime environments. The front panel of the GM800 has IPX7 protection (1 m depth of water for 30 minutes), and the rear panel has corrosion resistant coating.

Meets ITU-R M.493-13 DSC

The built-in DSC provides automated distress and safety communication. The dedicated DSC watch-keeping receiver continuously scans the six distress channels in rotation. A total of 100 MMSI members for DSC calls can be stored with a 10-character ID name. The DSC Multitask function shows up to seven DSC procedures. The GM800 is also capable of sending a distress relay call.

4.3 inch Wide Viewing Angle Colour TFT LCD

The 4.3-inch colour TFT LCD provides almost 180-degree wide viewing angle and displays high-resolution characters and function icons. Even when the radio is installed to the instrument panel, the operator can clearly recognise the display information from various viewing angles. The night mode display ensures good readability in low light conditions.

Intuitive User Interface

A combination of the directional keypad and soft keys provides simple operation. Most used functions are assigned to soft keys (at the bottom of the display) for quick one push function access. Clearly labelled keypad provides straightforward entry.

Space Saving, Remote Head

The GM800 MF/HF Transceiver has been designed to be fitted comfortably on any commercial bridge and blend in with other instrumentation. The GM800 features a waterproof remote head that can be neatly installed on a bridge while the ‘black box’ controller discretely mounts out of the way and out of sight.

Provides Loud, Clear Audio

By adopting a new waterproof paper speaker cone, the speaker provides superior sound quality and a flat frequency response with a wide frequency range.

Other Features

• Remote Distress alarm
• Printer connector (Centronics IEEE1284)
• IEC 61162-1 interface for GNSS receiver
• 125W* (PEP) output power (tuner-output)
• Built-in 24 V DC-DC converter

Please Note: AT-141(#45) GMDSS VERSION MUST BE USED with GM800 for MED certification compliance.

The ICOM IC-M85E:

IC-M85EVHF/PBR Marine Transceiver

Designed with a particular emphasis on commercial use the IC-M85E is a high-class waterproof marine handheld that meets both marine and simple Private Business Radio (PBR) applications. Compact and with a robust modern construction, the IC-M85E contains critical commercial features including built-in voice scrambler ensuring private conversation and emergency features including Man down and lone worker function.

Compact and Lightweight

The IC-M85E is the most compact (W×H×D: 56 × 92 × 29 mm) and lightweight (weight: 246 g (with BP-290, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)) commercial grade marine and land mobile hybrid radio in the world (as of November 2017, researched by Icom).

Up to 100 PMR Channels (Appropriate Licence is Required)

In addition to VHF marine channels, the IC-M85E covers 136–174 MHz PMR channels. Up to 100 programmable channels are available for PMR use. Each channel is programmable with CTCSS and DTCS tone.

Selectable MOB Alarm, Man Down and Lone Worker Functions

The IC-M85E has three emergency related functions: Selectable MOB Alarm (when used with other IC-M85 radios), Man Down and Lone Worker functions. If one of these functions are activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm.

Built-in Voice Scrambler

The radio has a built-in Voice Scrambler and provide private communication between stations (32-code, compatible with UT-112 voice scrambler unit).

Instant Operation with Multi-Function Button

Channel group changing (Marine PMR) or the scrambler function ON/OFF can be assigned to the multi-function button on the top panel*. The Key lock function can be activated by holding the button.
*Ask us for details.

700 mW Powerful Audio

Despite its compact body, the IC-M85E delivers 700 mW of loud audio. Clear communications is vital in noisy environments.

And More

• AquaQuake prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
• Internal VOX capability for hands-free operation
• 14 hours of long battery life (TX: RX: Standby=5:5:90.)
• 5 W output power
• The self-check function checks internal temperature, and connected battery voltage (over voltage detection)
• Monitor function
• Priority scan function
• Dual/Tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and/or call channel
• Favourite channel function for quick access to often used channels

 

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The ICOM GM1600E:

ICOM GM1600EGMDSS 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:

IC-M87_ATEXCompact/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.

Waterproof Construction

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).

Simple Operation

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