GMDSS Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio

The IC-GM1600E-MED Marine VHF handheld has been designed for GMDSS compliant survival craft communications. The radio is engineered to survive and function in the extreme environmental conditions common in marine emergencies and brings the latest Search and Rescue technology to the marketplace.

Meets strict environmental requirements for GMDSS survival craft radio. The IC-GM1600E-MED

meets “Wheel mark”, MED certification
Since 1999, SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) has set the international standards for life rafts and their emergency equipment. Icom’s IC-GM1600E-MED is the latest and most advanced handheld to meet these rigid standards including built-in GMDSS technology. The IC-GM1600E-MED meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements.

High capacity BP-234 Lithium battery pack
The BP-234 provides up to 8 hours operation even at –20ºC!

Tough, waterproof construction
The IC-GM1600E-MED is waterproof to IP-X7 specifications. It features a new, “Speed Water Removal” function that quickly sheds water from the speaker system, assuring you sharp, clear communications even in the worst conditions.

Large keypad with positive button action for easy operation while wearing gloves
All knobs are sized for quick operation and the large, well-labelled buttons feature a positive action “feel” with a programmable beep tone for sure operation.

Wide viewing angle LCD display
The IC-GM1600E-MED’s high-intensity LCD read out offers high-contrast, wide-angle readability with 4 levels of contrast and 3 levels of backlighting. There are new, bright, LED indicators for easy recognition in all types of weather/lighting conditions.

Easy to operate, even for an unskilled operator
Operation instructions are printed on the rear panel. All operation can be made with one hand.

Highly visible yellow coloured body
The IC-GM1600E-MED’s shock-resistant housing is constructed of a brightly coloured dye-injected polymer assuring this essential piece of emergency equipment will always be easy to find, in a survival bag, in a life raft, and in a pinch.

Optional VOX headset
You can use the optional HS-94, HS-95 or HS-97* with OPC-1392 headset adapter cable. The IC-M90E has VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) capability for hands-free operation. Both, the VOX gain and VOX delay time are adjustable. Microphone gain setting allows you to set the appropriate microphone gain each for the VOX headset, speaker microphone and internal microphone, respectively.**

* Headsets, HS-94, HS-95 and HS-97 and OPC-1392 are not waterproof.

** These settings are programmable from cloning software.

IC-GM1600E-MED Additional Features

  • Optional waterproof speaker microphone, HM-125
  • One touch access to Channel 16 and programmable call channel
  • One year warranty on both radio and accessories.

Technical Specification

  • IC-GM1600E-MED Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio – Li-Ion Pack Includes BP-252 Li-Ion battery, BC-173 desktop charger, charger adapter, handstrap, MB-103 belt clip, antenna and handbook
  • IC-GM1600E-MED Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio – MED Approved Pack Includes BP-234 Lithium battery, BP-252 Li-Ion battery, BC-173 desktop charger, charger adapter, handstrap, MB-103 belt clip, antenna and handbook
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 65x145x44 mm
  • Weight (approx.): 385g (with BP-234)

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