VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER
Compact and Lightweight
The IC-M85 is the most compact (W×H×D: 56 × 92 × 29 mm; 2.2 × 3.6 × 1.1 in) and lightweight (weight: 246 g; 8.7 oz (with BP-290, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)) commercial grade marine and land mobile hybrid radio in the world*.
* As of November 2017, researched by Icom.
Covering 136–174 MHz Land Mobile Frequency
In addition to VHF marine channels, the IC-M85 covers 136–174 MHz land mobile channels. Up to 100 programmable channels are available for land mobile use. Each channel is programmable with CTCSS and DTCS tone.
700 mW Powerful Audio
Despite its compact body, the IC-M85 delivers 700 mW of loud audio. Clear communications is vital in noisy environments.
The radio has a built-in Voice Scrambler and provides private communication between stations (32-code, compatible with UT-112 voice scrambler unit).
Automated Emergency Alarm
The IC-M85 has three emergency related functions: the MOB Alarm, Man Down and Lone Worker functions. If one of these functions are activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm.
Instant Operation with Multi-Function Button
Channel group changing (marine ⇔ land mobile) or the scrambler function ON/OFF can be assigned in the multi-function button on the top panel*. The Key lock function can be activated by holding the button.
* Ask your dealer for details.
IP67 and MIL-STD Rugged Construction
The IC-M85 is built durable to endure 1 m submersion for 30 minutes and dust-tight protection. The radio also passes MIL-STD-810 specifications.
- AquaQuake™ prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
- Internal VOX capability for hands-free operation
- 14 hours of long battery life (TX: RX: Standby=5:5:90.)
- 5 W output power (land mobile channels for USA: 2 W)
- Weather channel receiving
- The self check function checks internal temperature, and connected battery voltage (over voltage detection)
- Monitor function
- Priority scan function
- Dual/Tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and/or call channel
- Favorite channel function for quick access to often used channels
Land mobile channels
|Frequency coverage||Tx||156.025–157.425 MHz||136.000–174.000 MHz|
|Usable channel groups,
Number of channels
|USA, INT, CAN, WX channels||100 land mobile channels|
|Type of emissions||16K0G3E||16K0F3E/11K0F3E|
|Channel spacing||25 kHz||25 kHz/12.5 kHz|
|Power supply requirement||7.2 V DC nominal|
|Tx||1.5 A (at 5 W)||(USA)
0.9 A (at 2 W)(EXP)
1.5 A (at 5 W)
|Rx Max. audio||0.45 A|
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω|
|Operating temperature range||-20 °C to +60 °C
-4 °F to +140 °F
|-30 °C to +60 °C
-22 °F to +140 °F
(Projections not included)
|56 × 92 × 29 mm; 2.2 × 3.6 × 1.1 in(With BP-290)|
|Weight (approximate)||246 g; 8.7 oz
(with BP-290, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)
Land mobile channels
|Output power (at 7.2 V DC)||5/3/1 W||(USA)
|Max. frequency deviation||±5.0 kHz||±5.0 kHz (Wide)
±2.5 kHz (Narrow)
|Frequency stability||±5.0 ppm|
|Spurious emissions||-70 dBc typical|
|FM hum and noise||40 dB||40 dB (Wide)
34 dB (Narrow)
|Audio harmonic distortion||10% (at 60% deviation)|
|Modulation limiting||60-100% of maximum deviation|
Land mobile channels
|Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD)||0.25 μV typical|
|Adjacent channel selectivity||70 dB typical||70 dB typical (Wide)
55 dB typical (Narrow)
|Spurious response||70 dB typical|
|Intermodulation||70 dB typical|
|Audio output power||Internal SP||700 mW typical
(at 10% distortion with 12 Ω load)
|External SP||700 mW typical
(at 10% distortion with 8 Ω load)
Measurements made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications
|Low Pressure||500.5||I, II|
|High Temperature||501.5||I, II|
|Low Temperature||502.5||I, II|
|Rain Blowing/Drip||506.5||I, III|
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810 -C, -D, -E and -F.
Applicable IP Rating
|Ingress Protection Standard|
|Water||IP67 (Dust-tight and waterproof protection)|
- BP-290 battery pack
- BC-227 rapid charger
- BC-123S* AC adapter
- FA-SC58V antenna
- MBB-3 belt clip
- Hand strap
* SA for USA plug. SE for Europe plug.