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Icom IC-M85
VHF Marine Handheld Transceiver

The 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, as it is built to MIL-STD 810. The IP67 waterproof rating protects the radio, even if dropped in the water. Yacht and commercial customers 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.

Output Power:

  Marine: 5/3/1W
Land Mobile: 2/1W
Battery Life:
2010mAh Li-ion battery, up to 14 hours
Typical operation; Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90
Waterproof Rating:   JIS7

Full Featured

The M85 user-friendly display includes icons and indicators like transmit power, VOX ON/OFF, battery status, scan, weather channel and more. These icons and indictors improve the user-experience and operation. The M85 also includes a continuous 20-position rotary selector and ON/OFF volume knob, which is tilted for easy access.

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

The M85’s 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.

Land Mobile Use

In addition to VHF marine channels, the M85 covers 136–174MHz 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.

Additional Features

  • Built-in voice scrambler (32 codes)
  • AquaQuake™ prevents water-logged speaker
  • Internal VOX capability for hands-free operation
  • Weather channel receiving
  • Self check function checks internal temperature and connected battery voltage
  • Priority scan function
  • Dual/tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and/or call channel
  • Favorite channel function for quick access to often used channels
Icom IC-M85 Specifications:
Frequency range
Marine Tx: 156.025–157.425MHz
Marine Rx: 156.050–163.275MHz
LMR Tx/Rx: 136.000–174.000 MHz
Usable channels
Marine Channels: USA, INT, CAN, WX channels
Land Mobile Channels: 100 land mobile channels
Channel spacing
Marine: 25 kHz
LMR: 25/12.5 kHz
Operating temperature range
Marine: –20°C to +60°C ( –4°F to +140°F)
LMR: -30°C to +60°C; -22°F to +140°F
Antenna impedance
50Ω (SMA)
Current drain (at 7.2V DC)
Marine Tx: 1.5 A (at 5 W)
Marine Rx: 0.45 A
Land Mobile Tx: 0.9 A (at 2 W)
Land Mobile Rx: 0.45 A
Dimensions (projections not incl.)
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
Marine Channels: 5/3/1W
Land Mobile Channels: 2/1 W
Max. frequency deviation
Marine Channels: ±5kHz
LMR (wide/narrow): ± 5.0/2.5 kHz
Frequency stability
±5.0 ppm
Spurious emissions
-70dBc typical
FM hum and noise
Marine Channels: 40 dB (Wide)
Land Mobile Channels (wide/narrow): 34 dB (Narrow)
Audio harmonic distortion
Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)
Modulation limiting
60–100% of maximum deviation
Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD)
0.25µV typical
Adjacent channel selectivity
Marine: 70dB typical
LMR: 70 dB typical (Wide) / 55 dB typical (Narrow)
Spurious response
70dB typ
Intermodulation rejection
70dB typ
Audio output power (at 10% distortion, 8Ω load)
0.35W typical 
Unit Accessories button

icom ic-m85

Package Includes:
• IC-M85
• Battery Pack, BP-290
charger, BC-227
• AC adapter, BC-123S
• Belt clip, MBB-3
• Antenna, FA-SC58V

• Hand strap




Icom IC-M85 Compact VHF Marine Handheld Transceiver


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