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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 (land mobile channels for USA: 2 W)
Weather channel receiving
The self check function checks internal temperature, and connected battery voltage (over voltage detection)
Priority scan function
Dual/Tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and/or call channel
Favorite channel function for quick access to often used channels
The IC-M85 is the most compact (W×H×D: 56 × 92 × 29 mm; 2.2 × 3.6 × 1.1 in) and lightweight (weight: 246 g; 8.7 oz (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.
In addition to VHF marine channels, the IC-M85 covers 136–174 MHz land mobile channels. Up to 100 programmable channels are available for land mobile use. Each channel is programmable with CTCSS and DTCS tone.
Despite its compact body, the IC-M85 delivers 700 mW of loud audio. Clear communications is vital in noisy environments.
The radio has a built-in Voice Scrambler and provides private communication between stations (32-code, compatible with UT-112 voice scrambler unit).
The IC-M85 has three emergency related functions: the MOB Alarm, Man Down and Lone Worker functions. If one of these functions are activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm.
Channel group changing (marine ⇔ land mobile) or the scrambler function ON/OFF can be assigned in the multi-function button on the top panel*. The Key lock function can be activated by holding the button.
* Ask your dealer for details.
The IC-M85 is built durable to endure 1 m submersion for 30 minutes and dust-tight protection. The radio also passes MIL-STD-810 specifications.