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RRP £399.99 excl. VAT

The IC-M400BBE ‘modular’ marine radio solution can be installed out of sight, which is important, where space is at a premium.  Controlled by the Icom COMMANDMIC this allows operation of all radio functions including DSC, radio, foghorn, hailer horn from the cockpit or fly bridge.

The COMMANDMIC utilises the same user soft key interface used on Icom’s latest range of marine radios making control of the radio very straight forward.

Space-Saving, Two-Piece Configuration

The IC-M400BBE consists of a two-piece, modular configuration.  The RF unit, IC-M400BBE, can be installed out-of-sight and the COMMANDMIC, HM-195B/SW, provides full function control from up to 18.3m (60ft) away from the RF unit.

Intuitive User Interface

The menu system is shared with Icom’s Marine models.  The bottom line of the dot-matrix display shows the software key functions which can be toggled with the left and right buttons.

Active Noise Cancelling Technology

The built-in bidirectional active noise canceller reduces background noise to up to 90% and improves both your transmitted voice and incoming calls.  This could be really essential for you, making you heard when you really need to, such as when the weather conditions are poor or if engines are running.

10W Loud Audio, Public Address and Foghorn

The IC-M400BBE has a built-in 10W amplifier that increases the audio output from an additional external speaker.  The public address function allows you to make an announcement from the microphone like a loudspeaker, and the foghorn can also be emitted from the external speaker.

Built-in Class D DSC

The IC-M400BBE meets the latest Class D regulation (ITU-R M493-13 and EN 300 338-3). The built-in DSC watch function monitors Ch. 70 (DSC channel) activity, even while you are receiving another channel.  DSC “Distress” button on the back of the COMMANDMIC™, HM-195B/SW.   DSC functions include: distress, individual, group, all ships, urgency, safety, position request/report*, polling request* and DSC test calls.

*Available upon request!

NMEA 0183 Input /Output for Common GPS/NAV Interface

When connected to an external GPS receiver, current position and time are shown on the COMMANDMIC display.  When receiving position information from another vessel, the radio can transfer it to a navigational device via NMEA 0183 connectivity.

AIS Target Call with MA-510TR/MA-500TR

The IC-M400BBE can be integrated with the MA-510TR/MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder allowing you to transmit DSC individual calls to a selected vessel instantly without manual MMSI entry.

 IPX7 Waterproof Protection (1.0m depth for 30 minutes)

The IC-M400BBE and HM-195B/SW withstand submersion in up to 1.0m depth of water for 30 minutes.

Favourite Channel Function

The favourite channel function allows you efficient scanning and quick channel selection.  Set the favourite channel (★ mark) to the channels used most often.  When pushing the up/down buttons on the hand microphone, only the tagged channels are selected, while unmarked channels are skipped.  Normal and priority scan searches active channels from the favourite channels.

Other Features
  • Meets the latest ITU-R M493-14 regulations
  • AquaQuake water draining function for HM-195B/SW
  • Dual/tri-watch function for monitoring Ch.16 and/or call channel
  • LCD and keypad backlighting (HM-195B/SW)


Frequency range

Marine channels

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

Power output


Programmable buttons

4 COMMANDMIC panel soft keys (programmable)

Emergency button

Yes, referred to as a distress button on the rear of the COMMANDMIC


Yes, for common feature access,  Menu, Vol/Sql, 16/C, Fav, soft keys


Good definition, great screen size for the COMMANDMIC, high contrast and full dot-matrix LCD aids readability and large character size


830g main unit

400g COMMANDMIC (and cable)

Dimensions H x W x D

Main unit – 79mm x 216mm x 125mm

COMMANDMIC – 144mm x 67.5mm x 37mm


System types

Conventional analogue marine band, instant access to channel 16 or a programmable call channel.  DSC capable, integrated GNSS receiver.

Scan types

Dual and Tri-watch functions

Call types

Standard PTT calling

Speech Encryption


User Environment

Special Function(s)

AquaQuake draining function, DSC capable, AIS Target Call with MA-510TR/MA-500TR Class B AIS transponder, Class D DSC, the GPS receiver provides your location and speed by using data from the GPS, GLONASS and SBAS.  The acquired position information can be used for DSC calls.

IP Rating

IPx7, (1.0m depth of water for 30mins).


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.


What we think

Jason from Service Team: “A sensible option, keep the main unit protected physically and away from potential damage and water ingress.  This solution helps with the security aspect.  The COMMANDMIC is a fantastic all in one controller and amazing for tricky installations.”

ICOM IC-M400BBE Leaflet


ICOM IC-M400BBE Manual


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