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ICOM IC-M72: New Handheld VHF Marine Radio
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posted 02-13-2006 01:44 PM ET (US)
Icom, at the recent Atlantic City Boat Show, introduced their new Marine Handheld unit the (6 Watt) IC-M72, it has very impressive Spec's. I ordered and received one recently. Will gladly provide future performance feedback.
posted 02-13-2006 08:51 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the update.
posted 07-02-2006 08:17 AM ET (US)
Well, what a surprise! I just Googled "ICOM IC-M72" and lo and behold, I got a link to my favourite website.
I just bought one of these units yesterday. When I was handed the box at the store I thought about opening it up and making sure I had all the bits and pieces. But experience of losing said bits and pieces before getting the new purchase home made me decide not to.
Of course, when I did get it home I realized I wasn't given a manual.
The ICOM website has all kinds of manuals to download http://www.icomamerica.com/downloads/manuals.asp but not one for the IC-M72.
How do you adjust the squelch??
posted 07-02-2006 08:22 AM ET (US)
I should mention lest anyone thinks I'm an idiot that 1) the box was factory sealed and 2) I will get a manual but its Sunday morning and of a long weekend, I probably won't get the manual until later this week, I charged the thing over night and I want to play with it NOW!
posted 07-02-2006 08:42 AM ET (US)
I figured it out. I downloaded a PDF manual for a unit that looks similar to mine and it has the same squelch controls. For the record, you press the little squelch button on the left side and then use the arrow buttons on the front pad to adjust the level.
I'm sit here in my home eavesdropping on the shenanigans at the local marina as it's great fun to listen to the radio traffic on a long weekend - all the crises, from near misses to running out of ice.
I purchased this unit owing to its 6 watts (count 'em, 6) of power, its tiny size, its waterproofness and the lithium ion battery takes a charge fast and holds it for a long time.
I'm also planning on making a "Frankenstein" headset - somehow grafting the optional ICOM headset (mike and speaker) to that of my iPod. I figure if I'm a mile or two offshore and very aware of my surroundings listening to tunes won't be imprudent.
posted 12-13-2007 02:37 PM ET (US)
I found the manual at the link shown
I am looking at one - thanks for your comments.
posted 12-16-2007 11:48 AM ET (US)
That ICOM headset probably has a screw in feature/cover to keep it water tight.
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