Icom IC-M85E marine band radio

Icom IC-M85E marine band radio

  • Withstands submersion to 1m for 30 minutes. The radio passes MIL-STD 810 specifications
  • Also allows 100 private VHF channels in addition to marine channels making this much more functional than standard marine radios
  • Three automated emergency alarms - Man Overboard, man Down and Lone Worker - ask us to programme this for you
  • 14 hours  long battery life
  • Powerful 5w output power
  • Replaces Icom M87 portable
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Brand:  Icom
Weight:  246g
Dimensions (WxHxD):  56 92 29mm

 Icom IC-M85E marine band radioIcom IC-M85E marine band radio 

VHF/PBR Marine Transceiver

The IC-M85E is a high-class waterproof marine handheld that meets both marine and simple Private Business Radio (PBR) applications. Compact and with a robust modern construction, the IC-M85E contains critical commercial features including built-in voice scrambler ensuring private conversation and emergency features including Man down and lone worker function.

Compact and Lightweight
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, researched by Icom)
700 mW Powerful Audio
Despite its compact body, the IC-M85E delivers 700 mW of loud audio. Clear communication is vital in noisy environments
Up to 100 PMR Channels (Appropriate Licence is Required)
In addition to VHF marine channels, the IC-M85E covers 136–174 MHz PMR channels. Up to 100 programmable channels are available for PMR use. Each channel is programmable with CTCSS and DTCS tone. Selectable MOB Alarm, Man Down and Lone Worker Functions
3 x Emergency related functions
Selectable MOB Alarm (when used with other IC-M85 radios), Man Down and Lone Worker functions. If one of these functions is activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm.
Built-in Voice Scrambler
The radio has a built-in Voice Scrambler and provide private communication between stations (32-code, compatible with UT-112 voice scrambler unit)

• AquaQuake prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
• Internal VOX capability for hands-free operation
• 14 hours of long battery life (TX: RX: Standby=5:5:90.)
• 5 W output power
• The self-check function checks internal temperature, and connected battery voltage (over voltage detection)
• Monitor function
• Priority scan function
• Dual/Tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and/or call channel
• Favourite channel function for quick access to often used channels


  • Two year warranty on transceiver
  • IP54 dust & water rating for demanding environments
  • Transmit interrupt facility for supervisors  who need instant contact to overide radio traffic

  M85 brochure

One year warranty against failure from date of supply. (Excludes damage and immersion).

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