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ICOMM73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

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M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 14273718Mfg # M73 01

$199.99

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Product Description

With a PLUS version and a basic model, the M73 Series successfully builds upon the existing M72 radio platform. Both M73 radios feature six watts of high transmit power and waterproof IPX8 submersible construction. They feature loud 700mW audio output and approximately 18 hours of operating time. With a new interface design with large directional buttons, you gain fast access to menu items and radio functions. Compact, slim and ergonomic design allows easy one-handed operation. Rigorously tested for durability, they meet MIL-STD 810 specifications. The M73PLUS version adds enhanced audio performance. Active noise canceling cuts through the noisiest of marine environments. “Bass Boost” emphasizes lower frequency for better audio. “Last Call” features allow voice recording and playback functions.
  • Material: Aluminum chassis
  • Controls: Volume knob, backlit buttons
  • Scanning Modes: Priority, Tag, Dual-and Tri-watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Transmit Power: 6/3/1 Watt
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: 18 hours typical
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25µV; Rejection: 70db
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX8
  • Dimensions: 2 1/8"W x 5"H x 1 3/16"D
  • Weight: 9oz.
  • Included Equipment: Battery charger, AC adapter, cigarette lighter cable, belt clip and hand strap
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof

Specs

M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 18 Hours
Battery Type Li-Ion
Dimensions 2.125"W x 5"H x 1.19"H
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Noise canceling microphone
Replay functionality
Speaker-clearing function
Floating Non-Floating
GPS/DSC Not GPS Enabled
Material Die-Cast Aluminum
Multiband Not Multiband
Scanning Modes Priority Scan
Tag Scan
Dual-Watch
Tri-Watch
Transmit Power 1/3/6W
Warranty 3 Years Waterproof
Waterproof Mfgr. Rated IPX-8
Weather Alert Yes - Weather alert

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Issue with waterproofness

By Friddy

from Parksville, BC

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

      Overall seems to be a well built radio. The major issue is primarily seal between the attenna, yes I know the spelling is wrong, and the aluminum housing. When in constant use the, two week kayaking trips, with occasional submersion and frequent wettings the aluminum near the attenna starts to bloom under the paint/anodization. This results in a poor seal between at the attenna and results in water egress into the unit with eventual failure, twice in the battery discharging with significant heat in the PFD.

      Overall I don't think the design of this radio is bad, if you can spotlessly clean it. But in a wilderness environment in constant contact with saltwater these units do not hold up as well as the polycarbonate shell ones.

      I have gone through 3 of these radios, none have lasted longer than year, one less than 1 month. In all fairness this is review is for the M72s but the M73 seem to have the same sealing mechanism.

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      5.0

      Icom M73 is great !!!!

      By Kenneth sams

      from Virgina Beach

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Camping
        • Emergencies

        Comments about M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

        I use this in place of the base station on my boat. Works great, very loud (can hear even when my engines are haulin but) new upgraded look from the M72.

        !!!! I also use it on my jetski, in which i clip it to the front of my vest. It takes a pounding of salt water from the waves in the ocean. After jetskin i just throw it in a sink full of fresh water shake it off and its good to go again.

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