Icom launches new long-range MF/HF Class E DSC radio

Icom is launching its new IC-M804 is a new long-range MF/HF Class E DSC radio tomorrow at Metstrade.

Designed for ocean-going sailors and commercial non-GMDSS operators, the IC-M804 features include an intuitive user interface, colour TFT LCD display, audio replay, and GPS. According to ICOM, the IC-M804 is currently the only CE-marked Class E DSC Marine MF/HF radio available on the market.

The IC-M804 features a remote head that can be installed near a chart table or NAV station while the control box can mount out of sight. The controller can be interfaced with a computer or email modem to make a complete communication system. Connections are also available for an external loudspeaker.

The IC-M804E’s large colour TFT LCD display is said to allow for relatively simple operation, while the near-180° wide viewing angle allows for various installation possibilities. The large control knob and keys provide easy access to functions such as accessing MMSI numbers, ITU channel numbers, and keying individual frequencies via the keypad.

Using NMEA 2000™ connectivity, the IC-M804 can exchange GNSS, DSC call information, radio information and PGN list data on the network. NMEA 0183/-HS GNSS position data can also be converted to NMEA 2000™ data for other equipment.

Other features on the IC-M804 include a distress call button, dedicated DSC receiver scanning, integrated GNSS receiver and supplied with a five-metre cable GNSS antenna, two-minute instant replay audio function, and HF email capabilities. The IC-M804 also incorporates an advanced RF direct simple sampling system that improves receiver sensitivity and delivers high quality audio.

Spotlight Job

Project manager (marine civils/construction engineer)

DOE, Hamble (near Southampton)

A confident, friendly, suitably experienced project engineer is needed join a growing team. You must have a minimum of 3-5 years post graduate, practical site experience in construction, ideally from a civil engineering background.

Full job description »

Comments are closed.