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Icom M93D VHF Marine Transceiver with Built-In GPS & DSC

PROs:

  • Large, full dot-matrix display is easy to read
  • The high contrast display is visible under direct sunlight
  • Class D DSC, a red rear panel button allows for distress calls direct from the handheld

CONs:

  • There are a lot of features that can be confusing to set up, it ships with a 99 page user's manual
  • It is bigger than the very popular Icom M72

Icom IC-M400BB VHF/DSC

PROs:

  • Favourite Channel Function
  • NMEA 0183 Input /Output
  • MarineCommander Compatible

CONs:

  • HM-195 COMMANDMICIV sold separately

Icom IC-M73

PROs:

  • Rapid desktop and cigarette lighter charger included
  • Last call voice recording function
  • Bright, high intensity LCD

CONs:

  • Waterproof speaker-microphone optional

Icom M424 VHF Marine Transceiver

PROs:

  • Active noise cancelling reduces background noise up to 90%
  • AquaQuake drains water from the speaker grill for optimal functioning
  • Built-in Class D DSC

CONs:

  • To flush mount, the Icom MB-132 flush mounting kit must be purchased separately
  • Does not have the most efficient transmitter

Icom M504 VHF Radio

PROs:

  • Waterproof: IPX8 submersible
  • 7 level adjustable backlit display
  • GPS position viewable on LCD

CONs:

  • High phase noise from synthesizer, often a problem with Icom products
  • Expensive compared to similar models

Icom MXA-5000 AIS Receiver

PROs:

  • Able to view a variety of information with this AIS
  • NMEA compatible
  • Two data inputs

CONs:

  • Insertion loss of about 3.5 dB
  • Need VHF antenna to access all features

ICOM IC-M604 VHF marine transceiver

PROs:

  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • Passes military standard testing for durability
  • Can add a 2nd remote station with COMMANDMIC II or III

CONs:

  • MMSI can only be programmed twice
  • Larger than the standard VHF
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