Icom launches new VHF/DSC with integrated GPS receiver

(KENT, United Kingdom) — Icom UK Ltd. has introduced the IC-M423G VHF/DSC with integrated GPS receiver.

The IC-M423G is an enhanced version of the IC-M423 fixed-mount VHF/DSC with some new enhancements including an integrated GPS receiver which allows current position and time to be used for DSC calls. This new radio also has a striking new white backlight LCD which improves visibility, along with a smart-looking new HM-205B speaker-microphone which has a large 45mm diameter speaker.

The IC-M423G has an easy-to-use interface which is featured on the latest Icom marine radios. The common Icom Marine Family User Interface provides simple operation for the boat owner. A rotary selector and directional keypad provides intuitive operation.

The IC-M423G also features Icom’s Active Noise Canceling Technology which reduces background noise by up to 90 percent making you heard when you really need to such as when the weather conditions are poor or if engines are running.

The IC-M423G can itself be remotely controlled by an optional HM-195G COMMANDMIC which has also had a similar make over, incorporating the all new white backlight LCD and laser-cut keypad. The HM-195G allows operation of all radio functions including DSC, radio, foghorn, hailer horn from the cockpit or fly bridge. The HM-195G also provides an intercom facility between itself and the main set for full dual station control.

The IC-M423G and HM-195G will both be available from Icom stockists at the start of the season. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.


By Professional Mariner Staff