Icom IC-M88 Submersible Mini Handheld VHF Radio
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Icom IC-M88 Submersible Mini Handheld VHF Radio

  • Large LCD with Backlighting, JIS Waterproof Grade 7
  • Transmit Power: 1 / 3 / 5 Watts Selectable, Battery Life: 15 Hours
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16" W x 3-3/16" H x -17/32" D
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    2.10 Lbs.
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    Package Includes:

    • Icom M88 VHF Radio
    • Battery Pack
    • Battery Charger
    • AC Adapter
      • Varies according to version
    • Swivel Belt Clip
    • Antenna (FA-S59V)
    • Hand Strap


    • Tough construction, superior waterproofing
      • The IC-M88 is built tough to withstand hazardous and unhospitable environments at sea and on land
      • Even if the IC-M88 is dropped into water, complete waterproofing will protect it from harm
        • Equivalent to JIS waterproof grade 7 (1 meter depth for 30 minutes)
      • The compact and durable body has been tested to the military specifications (MIL-STD)
    • Simple operation (6) clearly labelled buttons on the front panel and the volume/power knob maximize simplicity of operation
      • Even when wearing gloves, the large buttons are easy to operate
      • A large, clear LCD with backlighting and backlit buttons make night time operation simple
    • Li-Ion battery for extra long battery life
      • With the standard 1700mAh Li-Ion battery pack, the BP-227, you can get up to 15 hours of talk time without worrying about memory effect' on batteries
        • Typical operation; Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90
      • An optional AA alkaline battery case, BP-226, provides a convenient back up and great reassurance in an emergency
    • 22 programmable channels for land use
      • The IC-M88 has 22 programmable channels reserved for Land use (146–174MHz)
      • Wide/narrow channel spacing is programmable for each channel, and CTCSS and DTCS signaling is built-in
      • Appropriate license will be required
    • Auto Wx scan and Wx Alert function (U.S.A. version only)
    • Simple Up/Down switches for operating channel selection
    • Instant access to Ch. 16 and Ch. 9 (or call channel)
    • Simple add/delete TAG scanning operation
    • Powerful 5 Watt output
    • 2-Step power saver
    • 4-Level battery indicator
    • The self check function checks internal temperature, connected battery voltage (over voltage detection), and water intrusion
    • Optional Waterproof speaker-microphone, HM-168 (Sold Separately)
      • An optional waterproof speaker-microphone, the HM-168, provides reliable operation, even with the IC-M88 securely on your belt


    Frequency Range
    Marine Tx
    Marine Rx
    LMR Tx/Rx

    156.025–157.425 MHz
    156.050–163.275 MHz
    146.000–174.000 MHz
    Usable channels* All U.S.A., International and Canadian channels;
    22 LMR channels plus 10 weather channels
    (*Varies according to version)
    Channel spacing

    25 kHz
    25/12 kHz
    PLL channel step (LMR) 5/6.25/7.5 kHz
    Current drain (at 7.2V DC)
    Tx (at 5W output)
    Rx (at AF max.)

    Operating temperature range
    (except BP-227)
    -20°C to +60°C; -4°F to +140°F
    -30°C to +60°C; -22°F to +140°F
    Antenna Impedance 50Ω (SMA)
    Dimensions (W×H×D)
    (Projections not included)
    62 x 97 x 39 mm;
    27/16 x 313/16 (H) x 117/32 in
    Weight (approx.; with BP-227) 280g; 9.9oz
    Output power (Hi/Mid/Low) 5/3/1W
    Max. frequency deviation
    LMR (wide/narrow)

    ± 5.0 kHz
    ± 5.0/2.5 kHz
    Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)
    Spurious emissions -70dBc typical
    Adjacent channel power
    LMR (wide/narrow)

    Hum and noise ratio
    LMR (wide/narrow)

    Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD) 0.25µ typical
    Squelch sensitivity
    0.35µ typ. (at threshold)
    Adjacent Channel Selectivity

    70dB typical
    70/60dB typical
    Spurious response 70dB typical
    Intermodulation Rejection 70dB typical
    Hum and noise ratio

    40dB typical
    40/34dB typical
    Audio output power 0.35W typical (at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load)

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    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov


    Icom Waterproof Speaker Microphone
    Item #: 257147
  • Applications: M88 VHF Radio
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7, Commercial-Grade, Submersible (3.3 feet-30 minutes)
  • Includes Swivel Clip for Attaching to a Collar or Sleeve
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