Icom M85 VHF Marine Commercial Handheld

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Icom M85 VHF Marine Commercial Handheld

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The smallest, lightest and toughest radio on the market today. Designed to withstand hazardous and inhospitable environments at sea and on land and built to the MIL-STD 810 standard.
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Binnacle.com:   #45134
Brand:  Icom Inc.
MFG Part#:   IC-M85
  MAP Price: CAD$389.99

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Icom M85 VHF Marine Commercial Handheld IC-M85

The Icom M85 is the smallest, lightest and toughest radio on the market today.
The M85 can withstand hazardous and inhospitable environments at sea and on land and is built to the MIL-STD 810 standard.

The IP67 waterproof rating protects the radio, even if dropped in the water. 
Recreational and commercial customers will like the M85 because of the 100 programmable land mobile channels, as well as the easy to use built-in voice scrambler for private communications.

The M85 is full of the features you need, including an automated emergency alarm.

The M85's user-friendly display includes icons and indicators like transmit power, VOX ON/OFF, battery status, scan, weather channel and more. These icons and indicators improve user experience and operation. 

The M85 has a continuous 20-position rotary selector and ON/OFF volume knob, which is tilted for easy access.

For emergency situations the Icom M85 includes a MOB Alarm, with additional Man Down and lone worker functions. If one of these functions is activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm.

A built-in voice scrambler provides private communications between stations. The multi-function button on the top of the radio can be assigned to the scrambler function for easy activation. Or, use the multi-function button to simply change from marine to land mobile frequencies.

In addition to VHF marine, the Icom M85 covers 136-174 MHz land mobile frequencies. Up to 100 programmable channels are available for land mobile use at 2W output power. Each channel is programmable with CTCSS and DTCS tone.

  • Output Power:
    • Marine: 5/3/1W
    • Land Mobile: 2/1W
  • Battery Life: 2010 mAh Li-Ion battery, up to 14 hours (Tx:Rx:Stand-by Duty Ratio = 5%: 5%: 90%)
  • Waterproof Rating: JIS7
  • Built-in voice scrambler (32 codes)
  • AquaQuakeTM prevents a water-logged speaker
  • Internal VOX capability for hands-free operation
  • Weather channel receiving
  • Self-check function checks the internal temperature and connected battery voltage
  • Priority scan function
  • Dual/tri-watch function for monitoring CH 16 and/or call channel
  • Favourite channel function for quick access to often used channels

In the Box:

  • Battery Pack, BP-290
  • Rapid Charger, BC-227
  • AC Adapter, BC-123S
  • Antenna, FA-SC58V
  • Belt Clip, MBB-3
  • Hand Strap

  Icom IC-M85 Owners Manual 0419

  Icom IC-M85 Product Brochure

Icom IC-M85 VHF Marine/Commercial Specifications

Frequency Range
  Marine Tx
  Marine Rx
  Land Mobile Tx/Rx
156.025-157.425 MHz
156.050-163.275 MHz
136.000-174.000 MHz
Usable channels
  Marine Channels
  Land Mobile Channels

USA, INT, CAN, WX channels
100 land mobile channels
Channel spacing
25 kHz
25/12.5 kHz
Current drain (at 7.2V DC)
  Marine Tx
  Marine Rx
  Land Mobile Tx
  Land Mobile Rx

1.5 A (at 5 W)
0.45 A
0.9 A (at 2 W)
0.45 A
Power supply requirement 7.2 V DC nominal
Operating temperature range

-20 °C to +60 °C; -4 °F to +140 °F
-30 °C to +60 °C; -22 °F to +140 °F
Antenna Impedance 50Ω
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
56 × 92 × 29 mm; 
2.2 × 3.6 × 1.1 in (With BP-290)
Weight (approx.; with BP-227) 246 g; 8.7 oz (with BP-290, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)
Output power (at 7.2 V DC)
  Marine Channels
  Land Mobile Channels

5/3/1 W
2/1 W
Max. frequency deviations
  Marine Channels
  Land Mobile Channels (wide/narrow)

± 5.0 kHz
± 5.0 (Wide) / 2.5 kHz (Narrow)
Frequency stability ±5.0 ppm
Spurious emissions -70dBc typical
FM hum and noise
  Marine Channels
  Land Mobile Channels (wide/narrow)
40 dB (Wide)
34 dB (Narrow)
Audio harmonic distortion 10% (at 60% deviation)
Modulation limiting 60-100% of maximum deviation
Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD) 0.25µV typical
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
  Marine Channels
  Land Mobile Channels
70dB typical
70 dB typical (Wide) / 55 dB typical (Narrow)
Spurious response 70dB typical
Intermodulation 70dB typical
Audio output power 0.35W typical (at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load)
Measurement made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications & IP Rating

Standard MIL 810 G
Method Proc
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temp. 501.5 I, II
Low Temp. 502.5 I, II
Temp. Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain Blowing/Drip 506.5 I, III
Humidity 507.5 II
Salt Fog 509.5 -
Dust Blowing 510.5 I
Immersion 512.5 I
Vibration 514.5 I
Shock 516.5 I, IV
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
Ingress Protection Standard
Dust & Water IP67 (Dust-tight and waterproof protection)

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