Built tough to withstand the punishing marine environment and famous for its diminutive size the Icom IC-M88 handheld VHF radio is a must for safety-minded maritime professionals.
The radio is outfitted with a host of features, including an easy-to-read backlit LCD display, a six-button keypad, and a rugged waterproof housing that's submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
This radio works with all 57 U.S., 61 Canadian, and 57 international channels, along with 10 weather channels from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).
The VHF channels offer an ideal way to communication or sending out a distress signal--while the NOAA channels notify you when inclement weather is approaching. As a bonus, the radio also offers 22 free channels (from 146 to 174 MHz) reserved for land mobile (commercial) use, making this an ideal unit for marine professionals who also work on the shore (requires FCC license).