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M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

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Model # 14273718 | Mfg # M73 01

Product Description

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

 

Specs

M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio

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

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ICOM M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear signal (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Rugged (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By .

from Valparaiso FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Hunting

    Comments about ICOM M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

    This is the second one I have owned and if I loose this one I will go buy another one immediately.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Its just what I wanted.

    By KG

    from Clayton WI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Emergencies
      • Hunting

      Comments about ICOM M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

      Thank you

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best rugged , long battery power (18hrs)

      By Fran

      from Scituate MA

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about ICOM M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

        Love M72. Looking for M73.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        clear and easy

        By Bay Breeze

        from Florida

        About Me Environmentalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about ICOM M73 Submersible Handheld VHF Radio:

          Like the rotary switch - intuitive to use without looking at screen or a lot of buttons. A real improvement over the budget brand - You can hear this one clearly.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          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 ICOM 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.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 ICOM 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.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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