The M506 fixed mount, Class D DSC marine VHF radio is almost identical in size to the M504A, but with a larger dot-matrix display, a sleekly designed speaker microphone, a louder 10-watt audio output from the front-facing speaker, and the same easy-to-operate user interface as ICOM's M424, M92D, M400BB and CommandMic IV™.
It features active noise canceling, "Last Call" voice recording, and compatibility with the optional CommandMic IV™ 25W hailer with a listen function. This is the M506 version with NMEA 2000 interface, no AIS receiver, and a front-mount microphone jack.
|Dimensions||6 7/8" Width x 4 3/8" Height x 4 3/8" Depth|
|Display Type||Dot Matrix LCD|
NMEA 2k Compatible
|Warranty Details||Three Years Waterproof|
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Comments about ICOM M506 Class D Marine Fixed-Mount VHF Radio, NMEA 2000 Version:
This version does have AIS. The version without AIS is the 504 model.
I was opposed to AIS as I prefer the ICOM add on that provices AIS on a Chart Display. However it is handy to have the vessel infor handy for hailing purposes. I'd mount this below and use the extra microphone on deck.