Icom IC-M2A Handheld Marine VHF Radio
List Price: $299.99

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Product Description

5 Watts Output Power. Waterproof Construction. Large Backlit Lcd. Battery Power Indicator. Large, Front Firing Speaker. All U.s., Canadian And International Channels. Dual/tri Watch. Instant Channel 16/9 Access, Or Programmable Call Channel. Easy "tag" Scanning. 2 Step Power Saver. Key Lock Function. Rechargeable Battery And Desktop Charger Included. Aa Size Battery Tray Included.

Built tough to withstand the punishing marine environment, the Icom IC-M2A handheld VHF radio is a must for safety-minded boaters. The radio is outfitted with a host of valuable features, including an easy-to-read 1.38-by-0.94-inch LCD display, a backlit eight-button keypad, and a rugged waterproof housing that's submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. More significantly, the radio works with all 57 U.S., 61 Canadian, and 57 international channels, along with 10 weather channels from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The VHF channels offer an ideal way to communicate with other boaters--whether exchanging information on a great fishing spot or sending out a distress signal--while the NOAA channels notify you when inclement weather is approaching.

The radio works intuitively, with well-spaced, clearly labeled switches on the front panel that provide easy, one-handed access to frequently used functions. It's also a breeze to access secondary functions: simply hold any button for one second and the backup functions appear. And thanks to the crisp white lettering beside the buttons, there's no confusion over which button does what. Unlike many VHF radios, operation couldn't be simpler or more efficient.

The IC-M2A also offers several scanning modes, including a traditional scan mode that searches through all the tag channels in sequence, a priority scan mode that does the same but also monitors the distress channel (number 16), and a weather alert option that immediately switches the radio to the appropriate weather channel when a storm warning comes through. Users will also dig the Dual Watch and Tri-Watch functions. The former lets you communicate on a channel of your choice while also keeping an eye on channel 16, while the latter monitors two channels--channel 16 and another channel--while receiving a third channel. The pair of "watch" modes guarantee that you won't miss an important emergency call from a distressed boater while your attention is otherwise engaged.

Other details include instant access to channels 16 and 9, a large front-firing speaker, a supplied ni-cad battery pack that generates a robust 5 watts of output power (and that lasts for roughly eight hours per charge), a four-step battery life indicator, a two-step power saver (with reduced output to 3 watts or 1 watt), and a key-lock function. Bundled with such accessories as a belt clip, a hand strap, and a drop-in charger, the ICM2A measures 2.41 by 5.31 by 1.62 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a three-year waterproof warranty.

What's in the Box
IC-M2A radio, ni-cad battery pack, battery case (for AAs), drop-in charger, AC adapter, belt clip, flexible antenna, hand strap, user's manual.

  • Handheld marine VHF radio preprogrammed with all U.S., Canadian, and international channels
  • Receives all 10 NOAA weather channels with weather alert function; instant access to channels 16 and 9
  • Priority scan mode searches through tag channels in sequence while monitoring distress channel 16
  • Dual Watch and Tri-Watch modes; 1.38 x 0.94 inch LCD display; backlit 8-button keypad
  • Submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes; measures 2.41 x 5.31 x 1.62 inches (W x H x D); 3-year warranty