Icom pioneered the floating VHF marine radio, and others followed. Setting a new trend yet again, the IC-M23 floats and lets you know where it is with the flashing feature. The radio flashes in the water, even when the power is off! And for a buoyant radio, it is small and lightweight and easy to carry around.
With its innovative flashing red LED light, an overboard IC-M23 is easy to find, day or night. The light flashes even if the radio is turned off.* US patent pending.
As a buoyant VHF marine transceiver, the IC-M23 is small and lightweight and easy to carry around.
The IC-M23 is powered by the 3.7V Lithium-Ion battery pack, BP-266, to reduce the capacity and weight of the radio. A newly developed PA circuit provides 5W (approx.) RF output and powerful 600mW (typ.) audio even at this low voltage, while saving battery consumption for 10 hours of operating time.** Typical operation with Tx (Hi): Rx: standby=5:5:90. US patent: 8,295,796.
The large, easy to see LCD (32×16 mm) offers a clear 2 - digit channel number indication.
Recharge the IC-M23 by plugging the wall charger directly in to the radio. By eliminating exposed metal charging points, the IC-M23 is even more protected from water damage.
The volume loud/mute functions temporarily change the volume to the maximum/minimum level with two touches of a button. Depending on the background noise level, you can easily change the volume level to capture the received message.