Easily negotiate the radio waves with the new IC-M412
Icom Australia is proud to announce the release of the IC- M412 Marine VHF Transceiver. It offers superb features at an affordable price. The new transceiver supersedes the IC-M411. In addition to the feature set of the previous model, the IC-M412 can also integrate with Icom’s MA-500TR AIS Transponder, and has improved audio output. Rest assured that a more feature-packed product does not mean lower quality, as the IC-M412, like all Icom radios, is made in Japan, adhering to strict quality standards.
The transceiver boasts a strong IPX7 design, meaning the unit is waterproof to a depth of one metre for 30 minutes. Powerful class-D DSC is also featured in the transceiver, meaning the unit has a dedicated DSC receiver. With many Australian Marine Rescue organisations now using DSC to monitor coastal activity, a DSC-enabled VHF radio is a must when considering safety on the water. A total of 100 MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) numbers can also be programmed into the transceiver.
The IC-M412 will also continually monitor channel 16 while scanning, in the event that a distress call comes through. The large, backlit LCD screen of the IC-M412 also means that it can be operated with ease, allowing the user to keep an eye on the water. By connecting an optional GPS, the transceiver can also let others know the vessel’s current position.
Other superb features include Icom’s outstanding “AquaQuake” draining function, which emits a buzzing noise to clear water from the speaker, favourite channel function and dual/tri-watch functions. As previously stated, the unit is also compatible with Icom’s fantastic new AIS Transponder (MA-500TR) to allow DSC calls to be initiated from the AIS unit, eliminating the need to manually input an MMSI number! With a recommended retail price of AU $374, the only tough decision to make is whether to purchase a black or white unit.
When searching for serious communications, look no further than Icom. With over 50 years in the industry, and a strong reputation for quality and reliability, Icom truly is a brand you can depend on. You can find out more about the IC-M412, or the complete range of Icom products by visiting www.icom.net.au, or by speaking to our friendly Sales Team on (03) 9549 7500.