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|VHF/DSC marine transceiver with NMEA 2000 connectivity and AIS receiver.
The Icom M506GE is packed full of features including integrated AIS receiver and GPS receiver built-in, NMEA2000 connectivity, ‘Last Call’ voice recording function, ‘Active Noise Cancelling’ technology plus Icom’s new intuitive menu-driven user interface and large dot matrix display making it really easy to use.
Integrated AIS Receiver
With an integrated AIS receiver, the Icom M506GE can show real-time AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up a DSC individual call. The Plotter, Target list and Danger list can be toggled on the display.
With the plug-and-play functionality of NMEA 2000, the Icom M506GE can receive and transmit GPS (position, course (COG) and speed (SOG)), AIS report and DSC call information data and transmit radio frequency and PGN list data on the network. Using this function, the Icom M506GE can convert NMEA 0183 GPS data to NMEA 2000 data for other equipment.
Last Call Voice Recording
The last call voice recording function automatically saves the last two minutes of the last incoming call. You can re¬play the received call, and not miss any incoming call.
Active Noise Cancelling
Using digital signal processing technology, the built-in bidirectional active noise cancelling provides superb performance. It reduces background noise to up to 90% in the received signal and 30% fixed in the transmitting signal. The function OFF setting is also possible.
Intuitive Menu-Driven User Interface
The intuitive software key functions provide easy and fast operation to control the multiple functions of the Icom M506GE. The bottom line of the dot-matrix display shows the software key functions which can be toggled with the left and right buttons.
25W Two-Way Hailer
When connected to an external hailer horn, you can talk to people on the deck or shore from the radio’s microphone and can hear people’s reply via the hailer speaker. The RX hailer function allows you to monitor the received audio from the hailer horn. 25W amplifier increases your talk power making your communication loud and clear.
Built-in Horn (Automatic & Manual)
Foghorn feature is built-in via the external Hailer horn. Four horn patterns are selectable for the automatic horn function.
ITU Class D DSC (Meets ITU-R M493-13)
The built-in DSC watch function monitors Ch. 70 (DSC channel) activity, even while you are receiving another channel. DSC functions include: distress, individual, group, all ships, urgency, safety, position request/report, polling request and DSC test calls. Up to 100 DSC address IDs can be programmed.
GPS Receiver Built-in
A built-in GPS receiver with external antenna provides your location, bearing and speed by using information from GPS and GLONASS. the acquired position information can be used for DSC calls.
Rear Microphone Version
With this version, the microphone connector is drawn from the rear panel and a 6.1m (20ft) microphone extension cable is supplied to allow you clean and neat panel installation.
IPX8 Advanced Waterproof
The Icom M506GE and supplied HM-205B/RB microphone can withstand 1m (3.2ft) depth of water for 60 minutes.
Optional COMMANDMIC™ for 2nd Station Capability
Full Control and Intercom
The optional COMMANDMIC, HM-195B/ SW provides 2nd station capability for using the Icom M506GE from up to 18.3m (60ft)* away such as a separate cabin or tower. Most functions including DSC and AIS functions can be controlled from the COMMANDMIC and can be used as an intercom with the Icom M506GE. One COMMANDMIC can be used.
* Two optional OPC-1541 extension cables required.
IPX7 Waterproof Construction
The HM-195B/SW withstands submersion in up to 1m depth of water for 30 minutes.
Same Menu-Driven User Interface with Icom M506GE
The HM-195B/SW provides same user interface with the Icom M506GE. The directional keypad and softkey buttons allow you to perform various operations and settings. The audio and backlight levels can be set independently from the Icom M506GE.