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Icom M85 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

Icom M85 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

  • Built-in Voice Scrambler, AquaQuake, Internal VOX, Dust & Water: JIS7/IP67
  • Transmit Power: Marine Channels: 5/3/1 Watt, Land Mobile Channels: 2/1 Watt
  • Dimensions: 2.2" x 3.6" x 1.1"
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    The M85 is the smallest, lightest and toughest radio on the market today!

    The M85 can withstand hazardous and inhospitable environments at sea and on land, as it is built to MIL-STD 810. The IP67 waterproof rating protects the radio, even if dropped in the water. Yacht and commercial customers like the M85 because of the 100 programmable land mobile channels, as well as the easy to use built-in voice scrambler for private communications. The M85 is full of the features you need including an automated emergency alarm.

    Package Includes:

    • Icom M85 Handheld VHF Radio
    • Battery pack, BP-290
    • Rapid charger, BC-227
    • AC adapter, BC-123S
    • Antenna, FA-SC58V
    • Belt clip, MBB-3
    • Hand strap

    The Icom M85 Handheld VHF radio is small, light, and can withstand various environments at sea and on land. It is built to MIL-STD 810 and has an IP67 rating for waterproofness and dust incursion. Yacht and commercial customers like the M85 because of the 100 programmable land mobile channels, as well as the easy-to-use, built-in voice scrambler for private communications. The M85 is full of the features you need, including an automated emergency alarm, and supports many optional accessories such as headsets for hands free operation.


    • Waterproof Rating: IP67 (1 meter submersion for 30 minutes)
    • Output Power: Marine: 5/3/1W, Land Mobile: 2/1W
    • 2010mAh Li-ion battery provides up to 14 hours typical operation
    • Internal VOX capability for hands-free operation
    • User-friendly display includes icons and indicators
    • Weather channels
    • Priority scan function
    • Dual/tri-watch function
    • Favorite channel function
    • Emergency related functions:
      • MOB Alarm
      • Man Down and lone worker functions
      • If one of these functions is activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm
    • Shore/Land Mobile Use:
      • M85 covers 136-174MHz land mobile frequencies with 2W output power
      • Up to 100 programmable channels are available for land mobile use
      • Each channel is programmable with CTCSS and DTCS tone
    • Voice scrambler:
      • Provides private communications between stations
      • 32-code, compatible with UT-112 voice scrambler unit
      Multi-function button on top of radio can be assigned to one of a number of functions
    • Continuous 20-position rotary selector
    • ON/OFF volume knob is tilted for easy access
    • AquaQuake™ prevents water-logged speaker
    • Self-check function checks internal temperature and connected-battery voltage

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    • General
      • Dust & Water: IP67 (Dust-tight and waterproof protection)
        • Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
      • Frequency Range:
        • Marine Tx: 156.025-157.425 MHz
        • Marine Rx: 156.050-163.275 MHz
        • Land Mobile Tx/Rx: 136.000-174.000 MHz
      • Usable channels:
        • Marine Channels: USA, INT, CAN, WX channels
        • Land Mobile Channels: 100 land mobile channels
      • Channel spacing:
        • Marine: 25 kHz
        • LMR: 25/12.5 kHz
      • Current drain (at 7.2 Volt DC):
        • Marine Tx: 1.5 Amp (at 5 Watt)
        • Marine Rx: 0.45 Amp
        • Land Mobile Tx: 0.9 Amp (at 2 Watt)
        • Land Mobile Rx: 0.45 Amp
      • Power supply requirement: 7.2 Volt DC nominal
      • Operating temperature range:
        • Marine: -20° C to +60° C; -4° F to +140° F
        • LMR: -30° C to +60° C; -22° F to +140° F
      • Antenna Impedance: 50Ω
      • Dimensions (WxHxD) (Projections not included):
        • 56 x 92 x 29 mm;
        • 2.2 x 3.6 x 1.1 in (With BP-290)
      • Weight: (approx.; with BP-227) 246 g; 8.7 oz (with BP-290, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)
    • Transmitter
      • Output power (at 7.2 Volt DC):
        • Marine Channels: 5/3/1 Watt
        • Land Mobile Channels: 2/1 Watt
      • Max. frequency deviations:
        • Marine Channels: ± 5.0 kHz
        • Land Mobile Channels (wide/narrow): ± 5.0 (wide) / 2.5 kHz (narrow)
      • Frequency stability: ±.0 ppm
      • Spurious emissions: -70dBc typical
      • FM hum and noise:
        • Marine Channels: 40 dB (wide)
        • Land Mobile Channels: (wide/narrow) 34 dB (narrow)
      • Audio harmonic distortion: 10% (at 60% deviation)
      • Modulation limiting: 60-100% of maximum deviation
    • Receiver:
      • Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD): 0.25µV typical
      • Adjacent Channel Selectivity:
        • Marine channels: 70dB typical
        • Land mobile channels: 70 dB typical (wide) / 55 dB typical (narrow)
      • Spurious response: 70dB typical
      • Intermodulation: 70dB typical
      • Audio output power: 0.35 Watt typical (at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load)


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