HT Icom M88 VHF Marine Transceiver Radio communication

Not Just Another Marine Radio

The M88 is compact and built tough to withstand hazardous and inhospitable environments at sea and on land. The JIS7 waterproof rating protects the radio, even if dropped in the water. Yacht customers prefer the M88 because of the 22 programmable land mobile channels, the optional swivel belt clip and the headset options. A push of a button changes the operating band between marine and land mobile channels.

Output power:

5W

Battery life:

1950mAh Li-ion battery, up to 15 hours
Typical operation; Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90

Waterproof rating:

JIS7
JIS7 1m depth for 30 minutes

Hazardous location classification:

Nonincendive approved version available

Simple operation

All controls are large and easy to use, and have been carefully designed and positioned to provide the simplest of user interfaces at all times on land or sea. Even when wearing gloves, the large buttons are easy to operate. In addition a large, clear backlit LCD and backlit buttons provide instant recognition of data and ensure reliable communication in any lighting conditions.

Land mobile frequencies

The M88 includes 22 programmable channels reserved for Land use (146–174MHz). CTCSS and DTCS signaling are built-in.
*Appropriate license will be required.

Nonincendive classification

Nonincendive radios are incapable of generating thermal or electrical energy sufficient to ignite a volatile atmosphere under normal operating conditions-although sufficient energy for ignition could be generated under fault conditions. The M88 NI version can be used in hazardous locations stipulated under Class 1, Division 2 conditions of use approved by UL. Click here for information on differences between intrinsically safe and nonincendive radios.

Additional features

  • Auto WX scan and WX Alert function
  • Simple Up/Down switches for operating channel selection
  • Instant access to Ch. 16 and Ch. 9 (or call channel)
  • Simple add/delete TAG scanning operation
  • 2 step power saver
  • 4 level battery indicator
  • The self check function checks internal temperature, connected battery voltage (over voltage detection), and water intrusion
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Description

HT Icom M88 VHF Marine Transceiver Radio communication

Specifications

General
Frequency Range
Marine Tx
Marine Rx
LMR Tx/Rx
156.025–157.425 MHz
156.050–163.275 MHz
146.000–174.000 MHz
Usable channels All U.S.A., International and Canadian channels;
22 LMR channels plus 10 weather channels
Channel spacing
Marine
LMR
25 kHz (16K0G3E)
25/12.5 kHz (16K0F3E/8K50F3E)
Current drain (at 7.2V DC)
Tx (at 5W output)
Rx (at AF max.)
1.6A
200mA
Operating temperature range
Marine
LMR
(except BP-227)
-20°C to +60°C; -4°F to +140°F
-30°C to +60°C; -22°F to +140°F
Antenna Impedance 50Ω (SMA)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
62 × 97 × 39 mm;
2.44×3.82×1.54 in
Weight (approx.; with BP-227) 280g; 9.9oz
Transmitter
Output power (Hi/Mid/Low) 5/3/1W
Max. frequency deviation
Marine
LMR (wide/narrow)
± 5.0 kHz
± 5.0/2.5 kHz
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)
Spurious emissions -70dBc typical
Adjacent channel power
Marine
LMR (wide/narrow)
70dB
70/60dB
Hum and noise ratio
Marine
LMR (wide/narrow)
40dB
40/34dB
Receiver
Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD) 0.25µV typical
Squelch sensitivity 0.35µV typ. (at threshold)
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Marine
LMR
70dB typical
70/60dB typical
Spurious response 70dB typical
Intermodulation Rejection 70dB typical
Hum and noise ratio
Marine
LMR
40dB typical
40/34dB typical
Audio output power 0.35W typical (at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load)

Applicable U.S. Military Standards

Standard MIL 810 F
Method Proc
Low Pressure 500.4 I, II
High Temp. 501.4 I, II
Low Temp. 502.4 I, II
Temp. Shock 503.4 I
Solar Radiation 505.4 I
Rain 506.4 I, II
Humidity 507.4
Salt Fog 509.4
Dust Blowing 510.4 I
Vibration 514.5 I
Shock 516.5 I, IV

Measurement made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Swivel Belt Clip
  • Antenna, FA-S59V
  • Hand Strap