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ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio

Model # 12008207Mfg # M24 01

$149.99

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Product Description

The third-generation floating radio from the company that invented floating radios. Compact, easy-to-use M24 is the smallest floating VHF radio yet, but it packs a punch with the biggest battery (1450mAh). Plus, it is nearly impossible to lose in the drink. If you drop your M24 overboard, it floats bottom-up, and its exclusive “Float ‘n’ Flash” feature alerts you with a bright LED on the radio bottom that begins signaling, even if the radio is turned off! Large, well-spaced controls and all the boater-friendly features ICOM marine radios are known for.

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  • Material: Cast-aluminum chassis
  • Controls: Backlit pushbuttons
  • Scanning Modes: Priority, Tag, Dual- and Tri-watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Antenna: Flexible whip
  • Transmit Power: 5/1W
  • Battery Type: Li-ion
  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25µV; Rejection: 70dB
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Dimensions: 5"H x 2-3/16"W x 1-1/4"D
  • Weight: 9.2oz.
  • Included Equipment: Charger, belt clip, wrist strap
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof

Specs

M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio

Battery Life 12 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Dimensions 2 3/16" Width x 5" Height x 1 1/4" Depth
Display Type Backlit Segmented LCD
Scanning Modes Priority Scan
Tag Scan
Dual-Watch
Tri-Watch
Material Aluminum
Features Floating
Waterproof
Weather Alert
Transmit Power 1/5 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Weight 9.2 Ounces

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ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Clear signal (10)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Rugged (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (9)
  • Emergencies (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Outdoor professional (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7), Business (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

icom m24

I purchased three of these radios all on same day.
Two out of three radios still work great. I have had them apoprox. 18 months and use them daily. One of the...Read complete review

I purchased three of these radios all on same day.
Two out of three radios still work great. I have had them apoprox. 18 months and use them daily. One of the radios just stopped working. I sent it back to icom and was told it had a bad transistor and the part was $2.56. Initially icom said the total bill would be $88.00 with labor for a $2.56 part. I refused to pay. Customer service agreed to cut the labor half, however felt the amount was still excessive for what job entailed. Draw ur own conclusions.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Pleased

The screens on 5 out of the 8 radios I have fogged up after they were used in a heavy rain storm and then stopped working!

The screens on 5 out of the 8 radios I have fogged up after they were used in a heavy rain storm and then stopped working!

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4.0

Great Buy

By Murph

from Port Washington ny

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy Storage
  • Easy To Use
  • Safe
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

      Great buy u don't need more.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Proved its worth

      By nick

      from Puget Sound, WA

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Audio
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Emergencies
        • Instructing
        • Sail Camp

        Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

        I snagged one of these for my job as a sailing instructor so that I could communicate with my other instructor and coordinate vessel traffic in my little bay. This thing was fantastic! One day we took our kids on a long sail and after our chase boats broke down we ended up being about 5-7 miles apart with land between us (a peninsula). The radios still could communicate and made our rescue efforts easier. I'm getting more for my new job at my new program

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Much better than the M34

        By Nurseguy

        from Largo, Fl.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Signal
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Audio
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

          The waterproof charging port is a big plus. On previous models the contacts were exposed and would corrode.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Icom M24 Handheld VHF is excellent!

          By Fishheadglenn

          from Los Osos, Calif

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Signal
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Difficult To Program

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Camping
          • Emergencies
          • Families
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Kayaking

          Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

          Exposed for 6 hours to seawater. Fished a Kayak Tournament in big seas (for a kayak) the Icom VHF was partially submerged the whole time. Still had clear reception/transmission. I am very pleased with this unit and highly recommend it. The M24 is the smallest VHF I've ever used, with larger handheld performance.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent!

          By Beauty-full's proud skipper

          from Chatham MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Signal
          • dependable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Emergencies

            Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

            I purchased this handheld VHF as an immediate term replacement for my broken installed VHF...and as a long term emergency redundant VHF. It's so easy to use, and so convenient, it's likely to be the VHF we always use...even after the installed VHF is repaired.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not Pleased

            By sillysailor

            from Baltimore

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Pros

            • Clear Signal
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Audio
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

                The screens on 5 out of the 8 radios I have fogged up after they were used in a heavy rain storm and then stopped working!

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very impressed with it

                By Grady220

                from Gloucester, Ma

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Signal
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Audio
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Emergencies

                  Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

                  I used to have the wired ICom radio, but needed the space in my center console for a chart plotter. This is every bit as good as the wired version and much more convenient. I get crystal clear sound and very good range.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  M24, a smart purchase!

                  By scrapes

                  from NJ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Signal
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Audio
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

                    Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

                    I am a kayak fisherman and felt uncomfortable being on the water, miles out, without any kind of communication. I researched radios and picked up the M24. Its light, clips on my PFD, and has a cord to secure it to the vest. I scan several channels, from the emergency channel to the weather. The marine weather is a huge thing to have at hand, it changes quickly. Being able to eavesdrop on other fisherman is convenient as well. I don't go with out my rods and reels nor my radio.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Radio, incredibly tough!

                    By Calvin

                    from Chico, CA

                    About Me Professional/Guide

                    Pros

                    • Clear Signal
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Audio
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boating
                      • Camping
                      • Emergencies
                      • Families
                      • Hiking

                      Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

                      I have 5 of these that we use for kayak trips, incredibly durable, always reliable, speedy re charge, very easy to use, my only complaint....no alkaline battery pack
                      avalible

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Floating handheld M24

                      By Seaglass

                      from Falmouth Foreside, Maine.

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Signal
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Audio
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating

                        Comments about ICOM M24 Handheld Floating VHF Radio:

                        I purchased to replace Icom with an expensive battery, this replacemant battery cost is much more reasonable.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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