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Introducing the world's first*1 5w VHF marine transceiver that floats! If you drop the IC-M34 into water, the radio comes up to the surface so that you can easily retrieve it from out of the water. As the radio has a rugged submersible body*2, it will keep on working even after it has been submerged. Reliable marine communications that won't let you down in or out of the boat!
When floating in calm water, the base of the radio is level with the water surface.
*1 First as a 5w VHF marine handheld transceiver as researched by Icom as of November 2006.
*2 1m depth for 30 minutes, equivalent to IPX7. The IC-M34 is not designed to be used underwater.
Easy to see LCD with large channel indication
The IC-M34 has an easy to see LCD (32 16 mm; 11/4x5/8 in) with large 2-digit channel number indication. The volume and SQL levels are shown i n the display. L C D a n d k e y backlighting i s standard for night time operation.
Easy to use, easy to hold
9 large buttons on the front panel provide simple straight forward operation. It weighs only 305g, and the IC-M34s easy-to-hold rounded body fits comfortably in your hand.
Quick channel selection with
The favorite channel function The favorite channel function offers quick channel access to tagged channels by pushing the "FAV" button, while ignoring untagged channels.
Li-Ion battery and charger standard
A Lithium-Ion battery pack and battery charger are supplied as standard. The BP-252 Lithium-Ion battery pack provides 9 hours* of operating time.
* Typical operation with Tx (Hi): Rx: standby=5:5:90
AquaQuake draining function
The AquaQuake draining function emits a vibrating sound that clears water away from the speaker grill.
Optional speaker-microphone, HM-165
A new waterproof speaker-microphone, HM-165, is optional. It uses a waterproof, screw-type connector to the IC-M34 and still allows the IC-M34 to float when connected.
* Powerful 5W output power
* Dual/Tri-watch functions
* 4-step battery life indicator
* Weather channel with weather alert
* 2-step power saver
* Auto scan function
* Instant access to Ch 16 or Ch 9
* Optional battery case for using with alkaline cells (The IC-M34 may sink when the battery case is attached, depending on the installed batteries)!]!]!]