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IC-M85E Compact VHF Marine Radio with Serious Business Features

Designed with a particular emphasis on commercial use the IC-M85E is a high-class waterproof marine handheld that meets both marine and simple Private Business Radio (PBR) applications (an appropriate licence will be required). Compact and with a robust modern construction, the radio contains critical commercial features including built in voice scrambler ensuring private conversation and emergency features including Man down and lone worker function.

The IC-M85E 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 100 free licenced business band channels are available for land use (146 – 174MHz). Wide/narrow channel spacing is programmable for each channel, and CTCSS and DTCS signalling is built-in. Channel group changing (Marine/PMR) or the scrambler function ON/OFF can be assigned in the multi-function button on the top panel. The Key lock function can be activated by holding the lock button.

The radio also has a built-in voice scrambler, so if your communication is crucial it will be protected. The IC-M85E has three emergency related functions: Selectable MOB Alarm (when used with other compatible radios), Man Down and Lone Worker functions. If one of these functions are activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm.

The IC-M85E is the most compact (W×H×D: 56 × 92 × 29 mm) and lightweight (weight: 246 g (with BP-290, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)) commercial grade marine and land mobile hybrid radio in the world (as of November 2017). Despite its compact body, the IC-M85E delivers 700 mW of loud audio. Clear communication is vital in noisy environments. The radio is built durably to endure 1 m submersion for 30 minutes and dust-tight protection. The radio also passes MIL-STD-810 specifications.

To go with the commercial design and application, an extensive range of audio accessories are available including a full range of headsets, earphones and speaker microphones.

The IC-M85E is now available from all certified Icom Marine dealers.

For further information about this new model, visit the IC-M85E VHF/PBR Marine Transceiver Product Page on Icom UK’s website.