Icom VHF Radio

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Icom’s M85 marine-land VHF radio is small, lightweight and waterproof to a rating of IP67. A programmable multifunction button lets users switch between marine and land mobile channel groups. The radio measures 2.2 inches wide, 3.6 inches high and 1.1 inches deep, and weighs 8.7 ounces. It has an automatic emergency alarm and a built-in voice scrambler for private communications. The display contains icons and indicators for transmit power, VOX (hands-free operation), on/off, battery status, scan, weather channel and more. $299. Icom America, Kirkland, Washington, (800) 872-4266. icomamerica.com

This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue.  


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