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Icom IC-M37E VHF Buoyant Marine Transceiver Radio


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IC-M37E (6W RF output power for longer distances)
Instant access to Channel 16
IPX7 waterproof construction
Powerful 700 mW audio output for clear communication
12 hours of operating time
BP-296 li-ion battery pack
BC-235 desktop charger
MB-133 Belt Clip
FA-SC59V antenna





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Regular Price: £287.99

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Buoyant VHF Marine Transceiver

The IC-M37E is Icom's latest buoyant marine VHF handheld and comes with 6 watts of output power for extended communications range. This radio has a great simple design that is comfortable to hold, simple to operate and easy to read. A perfect marine VHF radio for leisure and commercial users alike.

High Powered Floating Handheld
The IC-M37E provides a powerful 6 W of transmit output power making it well-suited for long-distance communication. The powerful 700 mW audio output provides clear communication even in noisy environments.

Large Keys and Easy to Grip Design
The IC-M37E is a perfect size offering large keys and easy-to-grip design. Mariners will appreciate the big LCD that quickly shows channel numbers and status icons. This radio is rugged enough for commercial use yet is suited to leisure users too, making it an ideal choice for clubs, individuals and commercial users alike.

Channel History Function
The IC-M37E features a useful Channel History Function. This feature stores the last five channels used for easy recall at the press of a single key which is very handy for any voyage.

Buoyant with flashing red LED
The radio will float if accidently dropped into the water and can be located by its flashing red LED light and LCD/key backlight.

AquaQuake water draining function
The IC-M37E is built to IP57 dust and waterproof protection rating (1 metre for 30 minutes). The radio also features an AquaQuake draining function to clear water away from the speaker grill preventing the speaker from becoming waterlogged.

Flexible Charging Options
The supplied li-ion battery can provide more than 12 hours of operating time. The radio is supplied with a drop-in charger with a neat little clip to keep the radio in place in moving environments. The drop-in charger can be powered by a mains PSU (supplied) as well as 12V on board via a USB adapter socket making charging very versatile.

BP-297 Battery Case Supplied as Standard*
The IC-M37E is supplied as standard with an additional battery case which provides a useful back up to the radios li-ion battery and can be kept in your grab bag for peace of mind.
* The IC-M37E floats when used with most common brand AAA batteries. Battery weight varies by manufacturer. Please check your IC-M37E for buoyancy in a shallow area when using AAA batteries.

 

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Ofcom Licensing Information

Radio licensing: A guide to licensed and licence-free radios


What is a radio licence and do I need one?
There are two types of two-way radios, licenced radios and licence-free radios (PMR446).
Licenced radios require a dedicated frequency which ensures that only those on that frequency can hear transmissions. In order to access a dedicated frequency, a radio licence granted by Ofcom is required by law. Licences start at £75 for five years.
Licence-free radios (also called PMR446 radios) operate on the PMR446 radio frequency, they can be used by anyone within the UK and EU and as the title suggests they need no radio licence.

Licenced radios

Licenced radios are usually more expensive than licence-free models, but have a larger power output (of up to 5 watts for handheld radios) and so offer increased range and coverage.
For example a primary school would typically find coverage on licence-free equipment sufficient whereas licenced equipment would be better suited to a secondary school, college or university.
In addition, a licence will offer increased security of transmissions through better monitoring of frequencies, especially if the licence is specific to your site.
Licenced radios are generally more robust, with clearer audio quality and the conversation more secure. Licensed radios also offer much more functionality than license-free radios, you can make group calls, send text messages and dial up individual users.

More about your Ofcom licence
In order to obtain your licence, an application to Ofcom has to be made. We are more than happy to apply on your behalf and offer a managed service in order to maintain your Ofcom licence throughout your radio project. Or if you wish to make an application yourself, please feel free to ask us any questions along the way as we have vast experience in completing these forms and can go through it with you over the telephone. The application process is usually complete within 20 working days.

You can find out more by going to: http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radiocommunication-licences/business-radio/

Licence-free radios

Non licensed radios are a cheaper alternative to licensed radios and can only have a power output of 0.5 watts giving them a fairly small range.
Licence-free radios can be used in the work place and for personal use, ideally where minimal coverage is needed, within small buildings where users are communicating in a close range.
Examples where these radios can be used effectively include smaller schools and construction sites, warehouses, hospitality venues and independent retail businesses.
For leisure they can be ideal for communicating between friends and family while camping and skiing, or if you are at a leisure park or hiking.
All PMR446 radios use the same eight channels. If there are a high number of users in a given area (cities and other built up areas) frequencies become extremely congested leading to interference on the channels, although usually there are multiple channels to select in order to find a clearer channel.