Icom introduces M93D floating VHF handheld radio

(KIRKLAND, Wash.) — Icom America has announced the new M93D VHF handheld radio, the successor to the popular M92D. This new Icom handheld features active noise canceling, dedicated built-in DSC receiver and internal GPS. The M93D also features Icomʼs new flat sheet keypad, making it not only slim but providing a positive click feeling during operation. Other advanced safety at sea offerings include a built-in compass and navigation functions.

“The M93D will be a critical component of any boaterʼs on-board safety at sea equipment,” said David McLain, national marine sales manager for Icom America. “Ideal for the bluewater cruiser to the serious salt-water fisherman to the small kayaker, the M93D combines advanced safety features with intuitive user interface for faster and easier access to radio functions.”

Advanced noise canceling reduces background noise by up to 90 percent on both outgoing and incoming calls. The handheldʼs extended battery life provides a full day of use, and a 12-volt adapter come standard with every radio.

The M93D offers Icomʼs exclusive Float ʻn Flash and AquaQuake technology. Should this floating handheld be dropped overboard, a flashing light will activate, making it easier to locate. The Float ʻn Flash feature works regardless of whether the power is turned on. The AquaQuake draining function uses low-frequency sound waves to clear water away from the radio's speaker grill for clear audio.

Additional radio features include 2.3-inch full dot matrix high-contrast display, IPX7 waterproof rating, 50 waypoint memories with alphanumeric names for Navigation and loud BTL 900 mW speaker.

Available in late summer, additional features and information about the M93D can be found at www.icomamerica.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff