Category: Handheld
Manufacturer: Icom


Icom pioneered the floating VHF marine radio, and others followed. Setting a new trend yet again, the IC-M23 floats and lets you know where it is with the flashing feature. The radio flashes in the water, even when the power is off! And for a buoyant radio, it is small and lightweight and easy to carry around.
Float'n flash*

With its innovative flashing red LED light, an overboard IC-M23 is easy to find, day or night. The light flashes even if the radio is turned off.
* US patent pending.

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Small and lightweight body

As a buoyant VHF marine transceiver, the IC-M23 is small and lightweight and easy to carry around.
Energy-saving 3.7V circuitry*

The IC-M23 is powered by the 3.7V Lithium-Ion battery pack, BP-266, to reduce the capacity and weight of the radio. A newly developed PA circuit provides 5W (approx.) RF output and powerful 600mW (typ.) audio even at this low voltage, while saving battery consumption for 10 hours of operating time.*
* Typical operation with Tx (Hi): Rx: standby=5:5:90. US patent: 8,295,796.
Easy to see large LCD

large LCD The large, easy to see LCD (32×16 mm) offers a clear 2 - digit channel number indication.

Built-in regular charger circuitry

Recharge the IC-M23 by plugging the wall charger directly in to the radio. By eliminating exposed metal charging points, the IC-M23 is even more protected from water damage.
Volume loud and mute functions

The volume loud/mute functions temporarily change the volume to the maximum/minimum level with two touches of a button. Depending on the background noise level, you can easily change the volume level to capture the received message.
Other features

    Waterproof construction equivalent to IPX7
    (1m depth for 30 minutes)
    Dual/Tri-watch functions
    Auto scan function
    One-touch access to Ch 16
    4-step battery life indicator
    Tag scan and Favorite channel functions
    LCD and keypad back lighting
    AquaQuake™ draining function





Frequency range Tx 156.000–161.450MHz
Rx 156.000–163.425MHz
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
58.5×128.5×34.5 mm
Weight (approx.) 260g
(With BP-266, FA-SC58V, MB-124)
Current drain (approx.)
(at 3.V DC)
Transmit (High) 2.3A
Max. audio 350mA typ.
Sensitivity (at 20dB SINAD; emf) −4dBμV typical
Intermodulation rejection 68dB
Audio output power (With an 8Ω load) 200mW
RF output power 5W/1W approx.

Applicable IP Rating and environmental test.

Ingress Protection Standard
Waterproof IPX7 (Waterproof protection)


Environmental Test Standard
Vibration IEC60945

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation

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