Icom marine VHF radios have been at the top of the marine electronics industry for years, and with good reason as they have generally set the standard for marine VHF radio performance. Icom tends to keep a limited number of models in their marine VHF fleet at any one time.
The Icom M92 is a floating marine handheld VHF radio and GPS navigator combo. Its full designator is the IC-M92D. This VHF/GPS combo features a built-in high-sensitivity 48-channel GPS receiver that includes navigation capabilities with a man overboard function. Other standard features include a high capacity lithium battery pack, large
Ergonomically, the Icom M72 is tops. Its lightweight, fits into one hand well, and is comfortable to hold and use. A very powerful battery provides the muscle for a 6-watt transmitter, the highest output power rating of any handheld VHF we’ve tested. This radio is operated with a rotary on/off/volume
The Icom M604 is the most expensive and sophisticated marine VHF radio produced by well-known radio maker Icom. This top-of-the-line marine VHF features an alphanumeric keypad, a large dot matrix display screen, and very good overall performance ratings. The M604 can connect to as many as two optional remote microphones,
The Icom M422 has a larger face and elongated display compared to its older siblings. Pushbuttons are arranged in two parallel rows under the display screen rather than placed around its perimeter. The M422 display is longer but not quite as high as the older M402-series radios, but it does
The Icom M602 has a large front panel footprint that measures 8.6 inches wide by 4.3 inches high. A full alphanumeric keypad makes for easy data entry. The large display screen on the M602 has 7 levels of backlighting, both transmit and receive icons, designated areas for position and time
The Icom M502 fits well in the upper echelon of the Icom marine VHF radio lineup with its large front panel, top performance, and fairly extensive feature list. This fixed mount VHF will couple to a remote microphone and is capable of interfacing with an optional voice scrambler. Microphone control
The Icom M424 marine VHF radio is the latest fixed mount entry from this well-known marine electronics maker to hit the market. This boat radio features basic VHF functionality as well Class D DSC capabilities, noise cancelling circuitry, and introduces a new Icom user interface. The M424 ships with the
The Icom M504 is one of the less expensive top-of-the-line radios on the market today. The front panel of this marine VHF houses numerous function pushbuttons, a large dot matrix display screen, and a number of control knobs. Optional add-ons include a remote microphone with controls and a voice scrambler.
The new release Icom M412 marine VHF radio fits right smack in the middle of the Icom marine VHF fixed mount radio lineup. This boat radio is features all the basics plus built-in Class D DSC capabilities all in a compact package. The M412 ships with the radio and attached