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ICOM M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

Model # 14273718Mfg # M73 01

Reg. $199.99

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The M73 Handheld VHF Radio successfully builds upon the existing M72 radio platform, featuring six watts of high transmit power and waterproof IPX8 submersible construction. It’s easy to hear the loud 700mW audio output, and 18 hours of operating time is good for a weekend’s use. 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, it meets MIL-STD 810 specifications.

  • 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



M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 18 Hours
Dimensions 2 1/8" Width x 4 15/16" Height x 1 3/16" Depth
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Waterproof
Weather Alert
Material Aluminum
Scanning Modes Priority Scan
Tag Scan
Transmit Power 1/3/6 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Weight 11.3 Ounces

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Issue with waterproofness

By Friddy

from Parksville, BC

About Me Avid Adventurer


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


    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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      Icom M73 is great !!!!

      By Kenneth sams

      from Virgina Beach

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer


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


        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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