Icom M85 Compact Marine VHF Radio
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Icom M85 Compact Marine VHF Radio

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Icom M85 Compact Marine VHF Radio

The Icom 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.

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Its user-friendly display includes icons and indicators like transmit power, VOX ON/OFF, battery status, scan, weather channel and more. These icons and indicators 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

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications & IP Rating

Icom M85 Compact Marine VHF Radio

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F

Icom M85 Compact Marine VHF Radio


Frequency coverage Marine Tx: 156.025–157.425 MHz
Marine Rx: 156.050–163.275 MHz
Land Mobile Tx/Rx: 136.000–174.000 MHz
Usable channels Marine Channels Tx/Rx: INT, USA*, CAN, WX* channel (* Varies according to version)
Land Mobile Channels Tx/Rx: 100 LMR channels
Type of emissions (Channel spacing) Marine: 25 kHz
LMR: 12.5 kHz
Antenna Impedance 50Ω
Current drain Marine Tx: 1.5A (at 5W)
Land Mobile Tx: 0.9A (at 2W)
Rx Max. audio: 0.45A
Power supply requirement 7.2 V DC nominal
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

Dimensions (W×H×D): 56 × 92 × 29 mm
(Projections not included): 2.2 × 3.6 × 1.1 in (With BP-290)

Dimensions (W×H×D): 56 × 92 × 34.1 mm
(Projections not included): 2.2 × 3.6 × 1.3 in (With BP-292UL)
Weight (approx.; with BP-227)

Weight (approx.; with BP-227)
246 g; 8.7 oz (with BP-290, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)

285g, 10.1 oz (with BP-292UL, FA-SC58V and MBB-3)


Marine channels LMR channels: 5/3/1W 2/1W
Max. frequency deviations Marine channels: ±5.0 kHz (Wide)
LMR channels: ±5.0 kHz (Wide) / 2.5 kHz (Narrow)
Frequency stability ±5.0 ppm
Spurious emissions -70 dBc typical
Hum and noise Marine channels: 40 dB
LMR channels: 40 dB (Wide) / 34 dB (Narrow)
Audio harmonic distortion 10% (at 60% deviation)
Modulation limiting 60–100% of maximum deviation


Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD) 0.25 µV typical
Adjacent Channel Selectivity Marine channels: 70 dB typical
LMR channels: 70 dB typical (Wide) / 55 dB typical (Narrow)
Spurious response 70 dB typical
Intermodulation 70 dB typical
Hum and noise Marine channels: 40 dB
LMR channels: 40 dB (Wide) / 34 dB (Narrow)
Audio output power Internal SP: 700 mW typical (at 10% distortion with 12Ω load)
External SP: 700 mW (at 10% distortion with 8Ω load)
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