M400BB Black Box DSC VHF Radio with CommandMIC IV
0.3 Amps (Standby)
6 Amps (Transmit) at 25 Watts
|Dimensions||8 1/2" Width x 3 1/8" Height x 4 7/8" Depth|
|Display Type||Dot Matrix LCD|
|Warranty Details||Three Years Waterproof|
|Noise Canceling Microphone||Yes|
A compact choice for boats that need a radio but don’t have room at the helm station.
The M400BB includes a black box main body and a CommandMic IV™ remote control microphone. The two-component radio can easily be installed behind a wall or console, leaving a small or hidden footprint, and completely controlled from a remote position.
Although compact in size, the M400BB possesses the same robust functionality found in the M424 fixed mount. Features include Class D DSC and the CommandMic IV™ intuitive soft-key interface design. Active noise canceling, a 10W loudspeaker and Public Address are built in for optimal audio performance.
- Space-Saving, Two-Piece Configuration: The IC-M400BB consists of a two-piece, black box configuration. All function control including DSC operation, can be made from the CommandMic™, HM-195B/SW, and the RF unit, IC-M400BB, can be installed in an out-of-sight place.
- New Intuitive User Interface: The new menu system is shared with Icom’s latest models. The bottom line of the dot-matrix display shows the software key functions which can be toggled with the left and right buttons.
- Active Noise Canceling: The built-in bidirectional active noise canceling reduces background noise to up to 90% and improves both your transmitted voice and incoming call. Hear and be heard more clearly.
- 10W Loud Audio, Public Address and Foghorn: The IC-M400BB has a built-in 10W amplifier that increases the audio output from an additional external speaker. The public address function allows you to make an announcement from the microphone like a loud speaker, and the foghorn can also be emitted from the external speaker.
- Built-in Class D DSC: The built-in DSC watch function monitors Ch. 70 (DSC channel) activity, even while you are receiving another channel. DSC functions include: distress, individual, group, all ships, urgency, safety, position request/report, polling request and DSC test calls.
- Common NMEA Interface: When connected to an external GPS receiver, current position and time are shown on the COMMANDMIC display. When receiving DSC information from another vessel, the radio can transfer it to a navigational device via NMEA 0183 connectivity.
- AIS Target Call with MA-500TR: When connected to the optional MA-500TR Class B AIS transponder, the AIS target call function allows you to set up an individual DSC call from the MA-500TR.
What's in the Box
- CommandMic, HM-195B/SW
- DC power cable
- 20' microphone cable
- Microphone hanger
- Mounting base for connector
- Channel Selection: Up/down keys
- Controls: Vol/Squelch knob, eight buttons, four soft keys
- Mic Controls: Complete access via CommandMic IV™
- Display Type: Dot matrix LCD
- Scanning Modes: Priority, Tag, Dual-and Tri-watch
- Weather Alert: Yes
- Receiver Performance: Sensitivity: 0.22µ:V: Rejection: 70dB
- NMEA Interface: NMEA 0183
- DSC: Class D
- Waterproof Rating: IPX7
- Dimensions: 8 1/2":W x 3 1/8":H x 4 7/8":D
- Warranty: Three-year waterproof
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