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CH Marine Prepare to Launch ICOM's World's First Marine VHF Hand-Portable Radio with Integrated AIS Receiver

5th April 2021
Icom IC-M94DE, The World's First Marine Handportable With a Built-In AIS Receiver!
Icom IC-M94DE, The World's First Marine Handportable With a Built-In AIS Receiver!

Two-way radio communications manufacturer Icom has launched the world's first marine VHF hand-portable radio with an integrated AIS receiver as well as DSC and GPS.

The IC-M94DE is the first handheld marine radio that offers users receive information broadcast by other AIS-equipped vessels. The IC-M94DE provides vessel traffic information shown on the radios large display. With its new design and simple to use features, this, says ICOM, is a game-changing device for anyone who ventures out to sea for recreation or work.

The  Icom IC-M94DE is the world's first marine VHF handportable radio with an integrated AIS receiver as well as DSC and GPSThe Icom IC-M94DE is the world's first marine VHF handportable radio with an integrated AIS receiver as well as DSC and GPS

Other features include 6W of RF power, class-leading 1500 mW of audio output with improved acoustic sound clarity, ensuring clear communications no matter the environment. This hand portable has more battery power (approx. 10 hours) for extended operations. You can also assign up to 50 favourite destinations, fishing spots etc. as waypoints with the enhanced Navigation feature.

The radio features Icom's own Float'n Flash and AquaQuake, keeping your radio operational if it becomes submerged. The Man Overboard function is included for operator protection. Pressing the distress button while Float'n Flash is activated will transmit the MOB distress signal, allowing the operator to be more quickly and easily located.

The IC-M94DE will be available from CH Marine in Ireland from mid-April.

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