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ICOM M504 Wins NMEA Award
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posted 10-27-2006 12:06 AM ET (US)
The new VHF Marine Band CLASS-D DSC radio from ICOM, their model M504, has been presented the 2006 NMEA industry award in communications for excellence in design, performance and reliability. Marine electronics dealers, distributors, and other industry professionals who are NMEA members are the decision makers in this competition.
ICOM has not yet updated their website with the news, but I am sure they will soon have more information on this award.
The Submersible PLUS
As I have mentioned numerous times, Class-D DSC radios are the minimum recommended radio for use in U.S. waters by the U.S. Coast Guard.
For more information on DSC capabilities, see:
Other winners were:
NMEA 2006 Industry Award Winners
Autopilot: Simrad AP25 Series VF Autopilots
Fish Finding: Furuno FCV585
Navigation: Raymarine E120 w/Platinum Cartography & RS125
Radar: Furuno Navnet VX2 18/19x4 Series
Best of Show: Raymarine - RayTech 6.0
Manufacturer of the Year - Support: Furuno
posted 10-29-2006 12:15 AM ET (US)
ICOM That[']s the only radio you will find on my boats.
posted 10-29-2006 08:32 AM ET (US)
If ICOM is the only radio you use, then I guess you have been waiting for several years for them to come out with a CLASS-D DSC radio that was reasonably priced. They were the absolute last manufacturer to have a Class-D DSC radio in their line that didn't cost a small fortune.
posted 10-29-2006 09:06 AM ET (US)
Icom still hasn't figured out human factors.
On my Standard Horizon Spectrum, when you get a DSC call from
On an M-504, you:
Push [CLR] to stop the beep, then push [DIAL•ENTER] to
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