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Icom pioneered the floating VHF marine radio, and others followed. Setting a new trend yet again, the IC-M23 floats and lets you know where it is with the flashing feature. The radio flashes in the water, even when the power is off! It is smaller and lighter than any other buoyant marine handheld too.
As a buoyant VHF marine transceiver, the IC-M23 has the smallest and lightest body in the world.*
* As of December, 2010, researched by Icom.
The IC-M23 is powered by the 3.7V Lithium-Ion battery pack, BP-266, to reduce the capacity and weight of the radio. A newly developed PA circuit provides 5W (approx.) RF output and powerful 600mW (typ.) audio even at this low voltage, while saving battery consumption for 10 hours of operating time.*
* Typical operation with Tx (Hi): Rx: standby=5:5:90. US patent pending.
The large, easy to see LCD (32×16 mm) offers a clear 2 - digit channel number indication.
Built-in regular charger circuitry
Recharge the IC-M23 by plugging the wall charger directly in to the radio. By eliminating exposed metal charging points, the IC-M23 is even more protected from water damage.
Volume loud and mute functions
The volume loud/mute functions temporarily change the volume to the maximum/minimum level with two touches of a button. Depending on the background noise level, you can easily change the volume level to capture the received message.
Waterproof construction equivalent to IPX7
(1m depth for 30 minutes)
Auto scan function
One-touch access to Ch 16
4-step battery life indicator
Tag scan and Favorite channel functions
LCD and keypad back lighting
AquaQuake™ draining function
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