ICOM is the premium brand of marine radios available for the leisure marine market.
ICOM offers marine radios compliant with full GMDSS/SOLAS requirements as well as the less exacting requirements of non SOLAS vessels under 300 tonnes.
Storm Force Marine recommends the following radios
ICOM 801E MF/HF Class E DSC radio
This is the Euro standard MF/HF radio from ICOM. It is fully Class E DSC compliant. It offers all of the features of the M802 together with
- Professional Handset (Hand mic only on the 802)
- Splash proof enclosure (large air vents cut into the 802)
- Built in DC voltage regulation for efficient operation from batteries (effectively the 802 will only transmit at any range with the engine or gensert running)
Icom M36 Floating Handheld VHF Transceiver
Clear voice + voice boost
In marine environments there are many sources of noise that can affect the quality of your communications, such as engine noise, breaking surf and more. The IC-M36 automatically adjusts the outgoing voice and the incoming audio to compensate for the ambient noise level: whether you're in a loud environment or in a quiet area, the IC-M36 ensures your radio conversation is sent and received as clearly as possible.
And yes, it floats
Continuing the legacy of the IC-M34, the IC-M36 floats back up to the surface if dropped overboard, even if the optional speaker microphone, HM-165, is attached.
When you need an instant 'boost' in the volume, a simple push of the 'LOUD' button gives you full volume immediately. In addition, holding the 'LOUD' button mutes the audio output.
Noise cancelling microphone
The sub-microphone on the rear panel inverts phase and cancels out ambient noise from the main microphone. As a result, the IC-M36 reduces the affect of background noise (particularly trebly noise) from the transmitted signal and makes it easier to catch voice communication.
Automatic volume adjustment
When in an engine room or high noise environment, the sub-microphone detects the ambient noise and the IC-M36 automatically increases the volume output to suit the surrounding environment.
GMDSS Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio
The IC-GM1600E Marine VHF handheld has been designed for GMDSS compliant survival craft communications. The radio is engineered to survive and function in the extreme environmental conditions common in marine emergencies and brings the latest Search and Rescue technology to the marketplace.
Meets strict environmental requirements for GMDSS survival craft radio. The IC-GM1600E meets 'Wheel mark', MED certification
Since 1999, SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) has set the international standards for life rafts and their emergency equipment. Icom's IC-GM1600E is the latest and most advanced handheld to meet these rigid standards including built-in GMDSS technology. The IC-GM1600E meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements.
High capacity BP-234 Lithium battery pack
The BP-234 provides up to 8 hours operation even at - 20º.C!
Tough, waterproof construction
The IC-GM1600E is waterproof to IP-X7 specifications. It features a new, 'Speed Water Removal' function that quickly sheds water from the speaker system, assuring you sharp, clear communications even in the worst conditions.