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ICOM IC-M93D

ICOM IC-M93D

RRP £249.95 excl. VAT

The IC-M93D EURO VHF/DSC* handheld radio is the successor to the popular IC-M91D. Stylish and slim, this new Icom handheld contains an abundance of features including a dedicated built-in DSC receiver (meets ITU-R M.493-14 Class H DSC), internal GPS and active noise cancelling technology. In addition, an intuitive interface coupled with 2.3 inch full dot matrix high-contrast display and soft keypad makes this a comfortable and easy handportable to operate.

*DSC stands for Digital Selective Calling and is a standard for transmitting pre-defined digital messages via the medium-frequency (MF), high-frequency (HF) and very-high-frequency (VHF) maritime radio systems.  It is a core part of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS).

Available on back-order

2.3-inch Large High Visibility LCD

The large 2.3 inch, full dot-matrix (123×160 dots) displays all information clearly.  The high contrast display is visible even under direct sunlight.

Slimmest* Buoyant DSC Radio

The IC-M93D EURO has the slimmest* body for a floating VHF/DSC marine handheld transceiver.  Body depth has been reduced from 43.2mm (IC-M91D) to 38.5mm (IC-M93DEURO) by implementing a flat sheet keypad.  This feature allows the radio to be firmly yet comfortably gripped in the palm of your hand.

* As of July 2016, researched by ICOM Inc.

Meets ITU-R M.493-14 Class H DSC with a Dedicated DSC Receiver for CH70

The IC-M93D EURO has a dedicated DSC receiver which continuously monitors CH70 and is independent of the main receiver and other operation.  The distress button is located on the rear panel and protected against accidental operation with a spring cover.

Intuitive User Interface

A flat sheet keypad not only makes the radio slim, but also provides positive click action.  Icom’s common Marine Family User Interface provides consistent and intuitive operation.  You can quickly access the required function by using the radios’ soft keys.  The most often-used 19 functions can be assigned at the bottom of the display and toggled with the left and right keys.

Float’n Flash and MOB Auto Set Function

If the IC-M93D EURO falls into the water, the radio floats and an emergency LED light is automatically activated, even when the unit is turned OFF.  In addition, the MOB auto set function automatically sets the nature of distress to “Man Overboard” allowing for an immediate distress call to be made by the operator (by pushing the Distress button).  The position and time* of the radio/person in the water is transmitted.

* If the GNSS position data has not been fixed when the Distress button is pushed, another distress call will be automatically sent after the position data is received.

Rapid Charger & Li-ion Battery Pack As Standard

The IC-M93D EURO includes the BC-220 rapid charger which charges the standard Li-ion battery pack in just 2.5 hours.  The IC-M93D EURO allows 9 hours* of battery life while continuously monitoring CH70.

* Typical operation with Tx: Rx: standby = 5: 5: 90 (Power save: ON)

Active Noise Cancelling Technology

Active noise cancelling technology removes background noise from both transmitted and received audio. This function makes communication clearer in noisy maritime environments.

Integrated GNSS Receiver

The integrated GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver provides your location, bearing and speed with fast-setup time and pinpoint accuracy by using information from GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS).  Using GNSS memory data, the IC-M93D EURO can fix positioning within 8–12 seconds after the radio is powered ON.  Acquired position information can be used for DSC calls and navigation to waypoints.

Other Features
  • IPX7 submersible (1m depth of water for 30 minutes)
  • Navigation function from current position to specified waypoint
  • 50 waypoint memories with alphanumeric names for navigation
  • Dual/Tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and /or call channel
  • Battery indicator shows remaining battery power in four levels
  • Favourite channel function allows quick channel selection by setting the “Tag” channel to channels used most often
  • AquaQuake draining function emits a vibrating sound and clears water away from the speaker grill

Specification

Frequency range

Marine channels

VHF (TX 156.0000 – 161.4500 MHz, RX 156.0000-163.4250 MHz) (RX (CH70 – 156.5250 MHz)

Channels

Standard Marine/100 channels

Power output

1W/3W/5W

Programmable buttons

1 FAV/* button (favourite)

Emergency button

No

Keypad

Yes, for common feature access, Hi/Lo, Scan/Dual, Vol/Sql/Moni, 16/C, Fav

Display

Good screen size (when compared to small size of radio)

Weight

246g (with Battery, aerial and clip)

Dimensions H x W x D

92mm x 56mm x 29mm

Technology

System types

Conventional analogue marine band, instant access to channel 16 or a programmable call channel.  Standard VHF PBR channels are also accessible (hybrid), OFCOM licenses will be needed.

Scan types

Dual and Tri-watch functions

Call types

Standard PTT calling

Speech Encryption

Built in scrambler, 32-code, compatible with UT-112 voice scrambler unit), it is obvious but you will need another compatible unit to be able to use this function.  Care should be used on marine channels.

User Environment

Special Function

AquaQuake draining function

Battery Life Indicator

Low Battery indicator

IP Rating

IP67, (1.0m depth of water for 30mins), unit has also passed MIL-STD-810 specifications.

Warranty

Standard warranty

1 years

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Please see our comprehensive SLA options.  SLA’s are normally customised to a customer’s needs and not to ours.

Review

What we think

Jason from the Service Team: “Personally all ‘small’ radios have to be given some extra consideration from a useability point of view.  Anything Smaller than the hand? – all radio units start to become difficult to use, easy to carry maybe.  The smaller PTT and other function buttons will lead to misuse and the dreaded frustration.  Lots of great features, the hybrid PBR capability make this unit great for marina, river, transition areas.”

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