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. With an integrated AIS receiver, this model of the M506 can show AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up an individual DSC call. The Plotter, Target list and Danger list can be toggled on the display. NMEA 2000 interface and a rear-mount microphone jack.
|AIS Display||Built-In AIS Display|
|Dimensions||6 7/8" Width x 4 3/8" Height x 4 3/8" Depth|
|Display Type||Dot Matrix LCD|
Built-In AIS Display
NMEA 2k Compatible
|Warranty Details||Three Years Waterproof|
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Comments about ICOM M506 Class D Marine Fixed-Mount VHF Radio with AIS Receiver, NMEA 2000, Rear Mic:
At first I though the Class AIS was not necessary. It makes perfect sense. ICOM has a readable screen, with your position, DSC, and a menu to inspect other vessels nearly via AIS. I would still want the separate AIS Class B transmitter ICOM makes for about $250 which transmits your position periodically.