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M88 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

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Model # 3757010 | Mfg # M88 01

Product Description

Not just another marine radio!

Compact size and reliability sets the M88 apart from the rest. It’s a great choice for commercial fishermen and weekend anglers because of a small, rugged design that’s easy to slip in your pocket, and its waterproof construction. ICOM’s self-check feature constantly monitors the radio for water intrusion, internal temperature and over voltage to ensure your radio is operational when you need it. It also includes a 1700mAh Li-ion battery which supplies 20 hours of continuous operation. ICOM rates the sealed shell waterproof to IPX7 standards, so it will still operate if dropped in water. 22 free channels reserved for land mobile use with CTCSS & DCS signaling built-in.

  • Material: Aluminum chassis, ABS case
  • Controls: Volume knob, backlit pushbuttons
  • Scanning Modes: Priority, tag, dual- and tri-watch
  • Weather Alert: Yes
  • Antenna: SMA
  • Transmit Power: 5W/3W/1W
  • Battery Life Li-ion: 20 hrs.
  • Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.25┬ÁV; Rejection: 70dB
  • Battery Life Alkaline: 19 hrs.
  • Waterproof: Mfr-rated submersible IPX7
  • Dimensions: 3 13/16"H x 2 7/16"W x 1 17/32"D
  • Display Type: Backlit LCD
  • Screen Size: 1.25" x .63"
  • Weight: 9.9oz.
  • Included Equipment: Charger, AC adapter, swivel belt clip, hand strap
  • Warranty: Three-year waterproof.

Specs

M88 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

Battery Life 20 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Color Black
Dimensions 2 7/16" Width x 3 13/16" Height x 1 17/32" Depth
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Waterproof
Weather Alert
Material Aluminum
Scanning Modes Priority Scan
Tag Scan
Dual-Watch
Tri-Watch
Transmit Power 5/3/1 Watt
Warranty Details Three Years Waterproof
Weight 9.9 Ounces

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ICOM M88 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear signal (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Icom M88

By Capt. Chris

from San Diego

About Me Professional/Guide

Pros

  • Battery Last Forever
  • Clear Signal
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Audio
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about ICOM M88 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

    I love this little radio! It has great clarity and the battery lasts forever! I see people bashing the M88 but have had none of these problems. It's compact & simple to use.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    My M88 died

    By Johnny

    from Washington state

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great battery life
    • Great Size

    Cons

    • Volume Knob Leaked

    Best Uses

      Comments about ICOM M88 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

      If you get on of these make sure to take care of the volume knob. Mine got very loose and salt water got into the case. Dead radio.

      For a year prior, I had battery contact issues or something. I had to smack the radio hard for it to come on.
      I think that this radio is too expensive for its durability.
      I had been using it as my only radio in my PFD pocket for kayaking.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      High end Price poor quality

      By Jones

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Military/Law Enforcement

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Signal
      • Good Audio
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ICOM M88 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

          Battery charger is cheaply done and fails early and often. The replacements are very expensive and an alkaline battery case seems to be the most reliable, but is also very expensive usually around 40 dollars.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Two Flaws

          By true

          from east coast

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Delicate volume knob
          • Transmit delay

          Best Uses

          • Recreation

          Comments about ICOM M88 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

          I am divided on how to rate this radio. It really has it's pros, the sound is great, battery life is amazing, the audio is above average, and the small size is fantastic.

          Using the radio almost everyday however, I have found two major flaws:

          1. The volume knob is flimsy, currently loose, and will break very soon. If you look at the M72, you will see this has been addressed. They have now protected the knob with a shield.

          2. There is a delay between pressing the TX button, and when the radio actually starts transmitting. No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to train myself to get used to it. When things are happening quickly (shipdocking) I forget about the delay. The tugs will miss the beginning of my transmission, which typically denotes which tug I am speaking to. When purchasing a higher end handheld you shouldn't have to think about something like this. Maybe others are more trainable than myself, and will think to wait 1-2 seconds before speaking into it.

          These are two things that are specific to my application and line of work. I am rough on the radio. It is constantly going in and out of my pocket, float coat, and up and down gangways and pilot ladders. I will keep this radio as a backup, and would definitely recommend it for lighter, recreational uses.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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