Icom IC-M31 (Lithium-Ion Version) - VHF Marine Transceiver (Lithium-Ion Version)
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Icom's best selling transceiver, the IC-M31 now comes with a Lithium-ion battery as standard. The introduction of the BP-241 1150mAh Li-Ion battery pack and the BC-162 single desktop rapid charger as standard accessories means that customers now have the opportunity of purchasing an Icom Lithium-Ion marine handheld at an unbeatable price.
BP-241 Lithium-Ion battery pack and BC-162 rapid charger as standard
The IC-M31 Li-Ion version comes with the BP-241 Li-Ion battery pack and BC-162 desktop rapid charger as standard. Originally designed for the IC-M90E & IC-GM1600E these new accessories can be used with the IC-M31 providing you with the option of selling up a Lithium Ion battery solution to the thousands of IC-M31 owners in the market place. Lithium-ion batteries allow flexible charging and have almost no memory effect.
Please note that the BP-241 is not compatible with the IC-M21. Although the BP-241 can be attached, the radio will not operate correctly.
BC-162 Single desktop rapid charger for Li-Ion and Ni-Cd batteries, New!
The BC-162 automatically distinguishes between various Icom batteries without the need for charger adapters.
JIS Grade 7 waterproof protection
The IC-M31 has waterproof protection, equivalent to JIS waterproof specification grade 7 *. Equivalent to IPX7 of the corresponding international standard IEC 60529 (2001). 1m depth for 30 minutes.
Easy to see LCD and large channel indication
The IC-M31 has a large (32x16mm) easy to see LCD. The Volume and SQL levels are shown in the display, with LCD and key backlighting standard for night time operation.
9 large buttons on the front panel provide user-friendly operation. The independent volume and channel buttons are located on the front panel for convenient one-hand operation.
Icom IC-M33 - Buoyant VHF Marine Transceiver
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Icom is pleased to announce the debut of their first marine VHF transceiver that floats in water. It is quite simple, if you drop the radio into the water, you can easily retrieve it without the radio sinking. This revolutionary new radio has been designed to be easy to use and is supplied as standard with a 980mAh Li-Ion battery pack provides 9 hours of operating time.
Buoyant waterproof VHF Marine Transceiver
If you drop the IC-M33 into water, the radio comes up to the surface so that you can easily retrieve it from out of the water. As the radio has a rugged waterproof body*, it will keep on working even after it has been submerged.
*1m depth for 30 minutes, equivalent to IPX7. Please note that the IC-M33 is not designed to be used under the water
Easy to see LCD with large channel indication
The IC-M33 has an easy to see LCD (32x16 mm) with a clear 2-digit channel number indication. The Volume and SQL levels are shown in the display. LCD and key backlighting are standard features, ideal for night time operation.
Easy to use, easy to hold
Weighing only 305g, the stylish IC-M33 has an easy-to-hold-rounded body that fits comfortably in your hand. 9 large buttons on the front panel provide simple straightforward operation.
Quick channel selection with Favourite channel function
Tag your favourite or often used channels then push the “Fav” button, so that you can recall those channels, while ignoring untagged channels.
Li-Ion battery and charger standard
A Lithium-Ion battery pack and battery charger is supplied as standard. The BP-252 Lithium-Ion battery pack provides 9 hours* of operating time.
* Typical operation with Tx (Hi): Rx: standby=5:5:90
AquaQuake draining function
The AquaQuake draining function emits a vibrating sound and clears water away from the speaker grill.
Optional speaker-microphone, HM-165
The new optional waterproof speaker-microphone HM-165 will allow the IC-M33 to float when attached. The waterproof screw-type connector is provided to prevent water intrusion.
- Powerful 5W output power
- Dual/Tri-watch functions
- 4-step battery life indicator
- 2-step power saver
- Auto scan function
- 70 programmable channels
- Instant access to Ch 16 or programmable call channel
- Optional battery case for using with alkaline cells (The IC-M33 still floats when this battery case is fitted)
Icom IC-M71 - VHF Marine Transceiver
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The IC-M71 VHF marine handheld transceiver is designed as the successor to the immensely popular IC-M1EuroV and builds on the ‘ground breaking achievements' of its predecessor by setting new standards in design, waterproofing and battery technology.
Stylish, slim design
The IC-M71 has a stylish, ergonomic design. A durable and rugged body provides for user-friendly operation and long life.
Advanced waterproof protection
The IC-M71 provides advanced waterproof protection to 1.5m depth for 30 minutes, equivalent to IPX8 rating, a first for the market place. Use this radio in the rain, snow or any other severe weather conditions!
Improved high-power output of 6W*
The IC-M71 has improved output power of 6 Watts which will provide extended communication range for the user. This is another first for a VHF marine handheld in this market.
600mW audio output provides loud and clear audio
The IC-M71 employs a bridge-tied load (BTL) audio amplifier to increase the audio output power. Its internal speaker delivers a loud 600mW audio output with clear sound even in noisy environments. In addition, a water draining support function ejects water from the speaker grille with low frequency sound.
Standard high capacity 2000mAh Li-Ion battery pack
The IC-M71 comes with a standard 2000mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack, BP-245 that provides up to 15-16 hours* operating time. * Duty cycle: 5:5:90.
BC-166 'Smart Charger' supplied as standard
The standard BC-166 charger indicates when your battery has been charged. After approximately 10 hours when the battery has been charged the light will change from Orange to Green. After approximately. 13 hours the charger will automatically switch itself off.
Opening comment function
Displays user, ship, or group name etc. when power is turned ON
High resolution LCD with clear, easy to read characters and wide viewing angle
A wide viewing angle, high resolution LCD is used in the IC-M71, offering bright, easily read characters. The LCD’s contrast and backlight are adjustable in 2-levels.
2 versions available (with or without voice scrambler)
The IC-M71 is available with a 32-code voice scrambler circuit incorporated as standard. This is the equivalent to the UT-112 scrambler, which will allow you to communicate with other current IC-M1EuroV’s with UT-112 scramblers. This will allow you to talk to colleagues without other parties hearing your conversations.
Please note that you require authorisation on your licence to use this feature. This will require you to get your licence amended.
VOX function for hands free operation
With the OPC-1392 headset adapter cable you can use a variety of optional HS-94, HS-95 or HS-97 headsets*. The IC-M71 has VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) capability for hands-free operation. Also, the VOX gain and VOX delay time are adjustable.
* Headsets, HS-94, HS-95 and HS-97 and OPC-1392 are not waterproof.
Wide range of accessories available
An extensive range of accessories is available. The IC-M71 shares many accessories with the IC-M1EuroV.
Ideal for a large range of commercial and leisure users
The multi featured IC-M71 is an ideal transceiver for a variety of commercial and leisure boat owners. The advanced features will appeal to a range of commercial operations such as sea-transport companies, Marinas and Port Authorities as well as Search and Rescue organisations such as HM Coastguard, RNLI and National Coastwatch stations. Such will be the value of this radio that it will appeal to a range of leisure craft users from Jetskiers to ocean going yachtsmen.
- Auto scan function starts scanning automatically, when receiving no signal for a preset time
- 70 programmable private channels available.
- 4-level battery power indicator.
- 2-step power save mode for longer battery life.
- Flexible short-type antenna FA-S64V has improved gain over current IC-M1EuroV antenna.
- Self check function at power ON tells you that the radio is functioning correctly.
- Selectable beep sound for operating buttons
- Optional waterproof speaker microphone, HM-125
Icom IC-M87 - Compact/Waterproof VHF PBR/Marine handheld
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Designed with particular emphasis on commercial use the IC-M87 is a high class business marine handheld that meets both marine and simple Private Business Radio (PBR) applications*. Compact and with a tough construction, the IC-M87 meets military standard requirements (MIL-STD) and is built to the same waterproof standard employed by the IC-M1EuroV and IC-M21.
*An appropriate licence will be required.
The IC-M87 can be used for both marine and basic PBR applications . A simple push of a button changes the operating band between marine and PBR channels. Up to 22 free channels are available for land use (146¡V174MHz). Wide/narrow channel spacing is programmable for each channel, and CTCSS and DTCS signalling is built-in.
Although aimed at the commercial users, the IC-M87 is ideal for leisure boat users who want a premium quality compact transceiver. The IC-M87 has an abundance of standard features including dual and tri watch, tag and priority scanning, an adjustable button-beep tone level, signal strength indicator, sub-channel display and battery indicator.
All controls are large and easy to use, and have been carefully designed and positioned to provide the simplest of user interfaces at all times on land or sea. Even when wearing gloves, the large buttons are easy to operate. In addition a large, clear backlit LCD and backlit buttons provide instant recognition of data and ensure reliable communication in any lighting conditions.
The IC-M87 comes with the BP-227 Li-Ion battery pack as standard. The battery's 1700mAh capacity allows longer battery life; a maximum of 15 hours* operation, without memory effect of the battery. An optional AA alkaline battery case, BP-226, provides a convenient back-up and great reassurance in an emergency. The IC-M87 has a powerful output power of 5 watts ensuring the reliability of your communication with the standard battery pack, even over long distances. To save on battery consumption, the user can reduce the output power to 3 Watts or 1 Watt.
An intrinsically-safe (IS) version of the IC-M87 will be available soon for use in hazardous environments on land and at sea, such as oil rigs, natural gas tankers, etc. The intrinsically-safe version will have a built-in voice scrambler with 32 codes that will be compatible with the UT-112.
Coming with an extended 3-year warranty available, the IC-M87 is supplied with the BC-152 Slow Battery Charger, BC-01 Charger Adapter, BP-227 Li-Ion Battery Pack, FA-S59V antenna, MB-79 Belt Clip and handbook. The BC-152 desktop charger can also be mounted on a wall and will accept various power sources such an AC adapter, cigarette lighter LEAD, or DC power supply.
The IC-M87 has a wide range of optional accessories available including the HM-138 waterproof speaker microphone. The optional rapid desktop charger BC-119N and multi-charger BC-121N are also available to charge the IC-M87 in 2.5 hours (AD-100 charger adapter is required).