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chopbuster posted 02-13-2006 01:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for chopbuster   Send Email to chopbuster  
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.

Info at:

http://www.icom.co.jp/world/products/marine/M72/

jimh posted 02-13-2006 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thanks for the update.
JustinAndersen posted 07-02-2006 08:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for JustinAndersen  Send Email to JustinAndersen     
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??

JustinAndersen posted 07-02-2006 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for JustinAndersen  Send Email to JustinAndersen     
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!
JustinAndersen posted 07-02-2006 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for JustinAndersen  Send Email to JustinAndersen     
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.

Taipan posted 12-13-2007 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taipan  Send Email to Taipan     
I found the manual at the link shown
http://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/Default.aspx?Category=114

I am looking at one - thanks for your comments.

blackdog54 posted 12-16-2007 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog54  Send Email to blackdog54     
Justin-

That ICOM headset probably has a screw in feature/cover to keep it water tight.
Be careful to keep that as part of the Frankenstein apparatus. My West Marine VHF-150 is designed that way.

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