Icom has reintroduced two fixed marine VHF radios due to customer demand.
The IC-M423GE (formerly the IC-M423G) and the IC-M400BBE (formerly the IC-M400BB) are almost identical to their predecessors except that they now feature an integrated GPS and an external GPS antenna to meet the latest ITU-R M493-14 regulations.
The reintroduction of the models also means that Icom’s HM-195CMI Multi-Station Commandmic Interface is back, allowing users the option of controlling the IC-M423GE and IC-M400BBE with a pair of remote Commandmics.
The IC-M423GE VHF/DSC marine radio is suitable for customers who are looking for a compact radio for their boat with advanced functions and dual station control, explained Ian Lockyer, Icom marketing manager.
The radio features built-in active noise cancelling technology and the optional COMMANDMIC allows users to control all the functions of the IC-M423GE as well as being able to be used as an intercom with the radio.
The IC-M400BBE 'black box' marine radio solution can be installed out of sight.
It is controlled by the Icom HM-195GB COMMANDMIC that utilises the same user soft key interface used on Icom’s latest range of marine radios.
The HM-195CMI interface transforms the IC-M400BBE Black box VHF/DSC from a single station to a dual station system and the IC-M423GE fixed VHF/DSC from a dual station to tri station system.