Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik 2018 Yacht 728x90

Icom launches new IC-M506 Marine Radio with AIS Receiver

by Ian Lockyer, ICOM UK 15 Jan 2014 10:22 GMT 15 January 2014
Icom IC-M506 VHF/DSC marine transceiver © ICOM

Icom UK launched its new Icom IC-M506 VHF marine transceiver with NMEA2000 connectivity and AIS receiver at the London Boatshow 2014.

The IC-M506 is the first Icom VHF model to have an integrated AIS receiver, allowing you to bring up vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up an individual DSC call.....a very important feature in an emergency. Functions like Plotter, Target list and Danger list can easily be toggled on the display.

Another first for Icom, the IC-M506 features the plug-and-play functionality of NMEA 2000 as well the ability to switch also NMEA 0183 for current equipment.

A 'last call' voice recording function which automatically saves the last two minutes of incoming calls mean you can replay the received calls which is very important in clarifying important transmissions that may have been missed.

The IC-M506 also features Icom's superb 'Active Noise Cancelling' technology. Using the digital signal processing (DSP), the built-in bidirectional active noise cancelling improves audio quality both ways, making sure you are heard and you can hear when you really need to, such as when weather conditions are poor or if engines are running.

The new intuitive Icom common user interface, featured on all new Icom marine radios provides easy and fast operation to control the multiple functions. A high definition dot matrix display allows all information such as GPS, AIS, DSC and radio menus to be clearly viewed. The IC-M506EURO also features the most Advanced Waterproofing for a VHF in the market; IPX8. Designed and tested to survive after being submersed in 1m of water for 60 minutes.

As with other Icom fixed units, there is the option of a 2nd station Commandmic. Most functions including DSC and AIS functions can be controlled from the COMMANDMIC. It can also be used as an intercom between the IC-M506 and the COMMANDMIC. The radio also provides 25W Two-Way Hailer capability. When connected to an external hailer horn, you can talk to people on the deck or shore from the radio's microphone and can hear people's reply via the hailer speaker. Horn and RX hailer functions are also available.

The IC-M506 is expected to be available in early 2014. No pricing is available yet.

Please visit www.icomuk.co.uk to see our product range.

Related Articles

Icom's IC-M37E Buoyant Marine Radio
More power, more functionality If you are out on the water or supporting from shore a good quality VHF radio that can withstand the elements is a necessity. It's an important safety tool to keep in touch with others, be it for your work or hobby. Posted on 13 Sep
Icom Marine VHF found washed up on a beach...
And still works! Every now and again we hear stories from Icom customers letting us know how their radios have performed under extreme circumstances. Posted on 13 Aug
ICOM UK continues its support of Cowes Week
As Official Supplier of Radio Communication Equipment ICOM UK is continuing its support of Cowes Week as Official Supplier of Radio Communication Equipment. Icom's sponsorship provides the event organisers, Cowes Week Limited (CWL) with a mixture of marine and commercial radio transceivers. Posted on 10 Aug
Icom IC-SAT100 PTT Satellite Radio Available Now
Chat from North Pole to South Pole at the push of a button The IC-SAT100 is a unique Satellite PTT handheld radio that uses the Iridium satellite communication network. Unlike a satellite phone, the IC-SAT100 will provide radio service to users with the push of a PTT (Press to Talk) button. Posted on 12 Jul
Icom UK support Ramsgate Week 2019
A feature of the town's calendar for over 100 years Icom will be providing radio communications to the Royal Temple Yacht Club (RTYC) in Ramsgate for their annual regatta, on from the 21st of July, through to the 26th. Posted on 10 Jul
Icom UK Donate VHF Radio to Ramsgate Week
Club can stay in effective control of racing Icom UK have donated an IC-M330GE compact VHF/DSC marine transceiver to Ramsgate Week Race Control. The new radio has been fitted just in time for this year's event. Posted on 22 May
Icom UK's Range of Marine fixed VHF/DSC Radios
A new, clear choice for those customers taking to the water Icom UK's range of fixed VHF/DSC marine radios is changing but still provides a clear choice for those customers taking to the water. Posted on 14 May
No More Lost Voices Thanks to Icom, Over
Icom IC-M25EURO handheld VHF radios for Sailability Scotland SCIO Icom UK has kindly donated two Icom IC-M25EURO handheld VHF radios to the Scottish charity Sailability Scotland SCIO. Posted on 8 May
Fixed Mount VHF and GPS/AIS Receiver Combo
Icom's new model meets the latest regulations The IC-M506GE is a new version of the IC-M506, a powerful VHF/DSC marine radio with AIS receiver and NMEA connectivity. The IC-M506GE is virtually identical to its predecessor except that it comes as standard with integrated GPS. Posted on 2 May
Check out Icom's Latest Marine Based Case Studies
How Icom marine VHF radios are making a positive difference Icom UK have added three new marine applications to their 'Case Studies' section on their website demonstrating different aspects on how Icom marine VHF radios are making a positive difference for three very different users. Posted on 17 Apr