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Fish Finders, Batteries, VHF Radios - VHF - Icom M37


The Icom M37 is the very best in VHF radios for kayakers.

When comparing the Icom models, the M37 is a better choice than either of the M35 or M25.

The M37 being a slightly higher spec radio is more suited to the Kayak environment, constantly in and out of water than either the M35 or M25.

It has a more powerful battery and additional features such as Higher Audio Output which is a major benifit when on a kayak, especially if it's windy.

The m25 is a bit cheaper, but it is really a recreational boatie radio. Because of the charging port it can often get water inside and fail, so not ideal for kayakers.

Provides clear communication even in noisy environments

The Icom IC-M37 Floating Handheld VHF Radio is designed for professional users in waterfront areas or on-board staff. Its 6W output power is well-suited for long-distance communication, and the powerful 700 mW audio output provides clear communication even in noisy environments. Even when wearing gloves, the operation is stress-free because of its easy-to-grip body and large keys. The supplied Li-ion battery lasts more than 12 hours for a long-time operation. The IC-M37 floats and flashes red on the water so the transceiver can be easily found when it is dropped into the sea. The channel history function can save up to five last-used channels, which smoothly recalls the channels.

Icom IC-M37 Floating Handheld VHF Radio Features:

  • Large keys and easy-to-grip design
  • 6 W RF output power
  • 700 mW audio output
  • Channel history function stores the last 5 channels used for easy recall
  • Float'n Flash function - floats with a flashing LED light to help you retrieve it from the water
  • IP57 dust-protection and waterproof protection (1 m depth of water for 30 minutes)
  • Low Battery Alert function
  • Voice Loud and Mute function enables to temporary maximise/mute the volume
  • AquaQuake function prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
  • Dualwatch and Tri-Watch functions
  • Favourite Channel function
  • Instant access to channel 16 and the Call channel
  • More than 12 hours of long-lasting operating time with the BP-296 supplied Li-ion battery pack (user replaceable/removable)
  • Weather channels with Weather Alert function

Icom IC-M37 Floating Handheld VHF Radio Specifications:

  • Model: IC-M37
  • Frequency range:
    TX - 156.025–157.425 MHz
    RX - 156.050–163.275 MHz
  • Usable channel groups: INT, USA, CAN, WX channels
  • Type of emission: 16K0G3E
  • Current drain (at 3.7 V DC):
    TX (6.0 W/1.0 W output) - 2.75 A/1.0 A
    RX (Max. audio. Inter SP/Exter SP) - 0.4 A/0.2 A
  • Operating temperature range: -20 °C to +60 °C, -4 °F to +140 °F
  • Antenna impedance: 50 Ω
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 59.7 × 140.5 × 38.7 mm (2.4 × 5.5 × 1.5 in)
  • Weight (approximate): 293 g (10.3 oz) - with BP-296, antenna and belt clip
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