6 Watt VHF with Float'n Flash and 12 Hours of Operation


Easy operation with easy-to-grip body and large buttons

The IC-M37E has a slim-designed body and big buttons, allowing for easy operation even while wearing gloves during fishing or sailing. This enables quick replies to calls. Additionally, the IC-M37E provides instant access to channel 16, as well as the Call channel.

Loud Audio Output

The IC-M37E provides a powerful 700 mW (typical) audio output. Received voice can be heard loud and clear. It helps you to hear calls even in noisy onboard environments.

12 Hours Long Time Operation

The BP-296 Li-ion battery pack, providing an operating time of approximately 12 hours for a full day of cruising or fishing experience. For added peace of mind during emergencies, the optional BP-297 battery case is also available.

*Approximate. Tx: Rx: Standby = 5 : 5 : 90.

IP57 Dust-tight and Waterproof Protection

The IC-M37E boasts exceptional IP57 waterproof protection, ensuring its safety even when submerged in water up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. Feel confident using it on deck or in dusty environments without any concerns.

Float'n Flash™ Function

If you accidentally drop the IC-M37E into the water, it will float, flash and sound an alarm. The buoyancy, the flashing light, and the sound reduce the risk of loss at sea even at night.


Float'n Flash Function Movie

AquaQuake™ Water Draining Function

The AquaQuake™ prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker. This function removes water from the speaker grill by vibrating the speaker cone. You can hear clear audio with this function.

6 W* RF Output Power

The IC-M37E's 6 Watts of transmit power will provides extended communication range for the user.

*AUS Version: 5 W

Dualwatch and Tri-watch Functions

The Dualwatch and Tri-watch functions allow for periodic checking of Channel 16 while operating on another channel. This feature proves convenient when communicating with your friends' vessels or during sailing regattas, enabling you to make important announcements about the race.

* Not available in the HOL version.

Monitor Function

When receiving signal is weak and difficult to hear, you can use the Monitor function to open the squelch and help you hear the signal.

Additional features

  • Low Battery Alert function notifies you of low battery level
  • Voice Loud and Mute function enables to temporary maximize/mute the volume
  • Channel history function stores the last five channels used for easy recall
  • Various Scan functions (normal/priority)
  • Favorite Channel function
  • BP-296 user replaceable Li-ion battery pack supplied
  • Weather channels with Weather Alert function (AUS Version)
  • Lock function
  • Power Save function
  • Backlight function for night time opeartion
  • LCD contrast selection


AUS Version
Frequency range TX 156.000–161.450 MHz 156.025–157.425 MHz
RX 156.000–163.425 MHz 156.300–162.000 MHz
Usable channel groups INT, ATIS*, USA*
* Available depending on version
Type of emission 16K0G3E 16K0G3E
Current drain
(at 3.7 V DC)
TX 2.75 A/1.0 A
(6.0 W/1.0 W output)
2.6 A/1.0 A
(5.0 W/1.0 W output)
RX 0.4 A/0.2 A
(Max. audio. Int. SP/Ext. SP)
0.4 A/0.2 A
(Max. audio. Int. SP/Ext. SP)
temperature range
–15°C to +55°C –10°C to +55°C
Antenna impedance 50 Ω 50 Ω
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
59.7 × 140.5 × 38.7 mm 59.7 × 140.5 × 38.7 mm
Weight (approximate) 293 g
(with BP-296, antenna and belt clip)
293 g
(with BP-296, antenna and belt clip)


AUS Version
Output power
6 W/1 W 5 W/1 W
Max. frequency deviation ±5.0 kHz ±5.0 kHz
Frequency stability ±1.5 kHz ±10 ppm
Spurious emissions 0.25 μW 0.25 μW typical


AUS Version
(at 20 dB SINAD)
–4 dBμ emf typical –4 dBμ emf typical
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) –5 dBμ emf typical –5 dBμ emf typical
Adjacent channel selectivity 70 dB typical 65 dB
Spurious response 70 dB typical 65 dB
Intermodulation 68 dB typical 65 dB
Hum and noise 40 dB 40 dB
Audio output power
(at 10% distortion)
Internal SP 700 mW typical
( 8 Ω load)
700 mW typical
( 8 Ω load)
External SP 200 mW typical
( 4 Ω load)
200 mW typical
( 4 Ω load)

Measurements made in accordance with EN301 178(IC-M37E) and AS/NZS 4415.2-2003.(IC-M37E AUS Version)
All stated specifications are subject to change without not ice or obligation.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

MIL-810 G
Method Procedure
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temperature 501.5 I, II
Low Temperature 502.5 I, II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain Blowing/Drip 506.5 I, III
Humidity 507.5 II
Salt Fog 509.5
Dust Blowing 510.5 I
Immersion 512.5 I
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I, IV

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.

Applicable IP Rating

Ingress Protection Standard
Water IPX57 dust protection and waterproof protection


Supplied accessories

・    BP-296 battery pack
・    BC-235 desktop charger
・    BC-217SE/SV AC adapter*
・    FA-SC59V antenna
・    MB-133 belt clip
・    Hand strap
* May differ or not supplied, depending on the transceiver version.