Last Call Voice Recording
The last call voice recording function automatically saves the last incoming call for 1 minute. You can also start recording manually. You will not miss an important call.
Active Noise Cancelling Technology
The built-in bidirectional active noise cancelling reduces background noise to up to 90% and improves both your transmitted voice and incoming call. You will hear better and clearer!
Bass Boost Function
The signal processing technology emphasizes low-pitched sound to provide a rich bass sound for both transmit and receive signals.
700 mW Loud Audio
The IC-M73 uses a BTL (bridge-tied load) amplifier that doubles the audio output. Its internal speaker delivers a loud 700mW audio output with clear sound.
6 W RF Output Power
The IC-M73's 6 Watts of transmit power will provide extended communication range for the user. A large capacity Lithium-Ion battery, BP-245H allows for 17 hours of operation, under normal conditions*.
* Typical operation with 5:5:90 duty ratio. 20 hours for basic version.
IPX8 Submersible Plus™ Waterproofing
The IC-M73 continues to offer Icom's best waterproof protection. The radio has been tested to survive after being submersed in 1.5 m (4.9 ft) depth of water for 30 minutes.
Slim, Hourglass Body Wide Viewing Angle LCD
The IC-M73 has a stylish, ergonomic design. A durable and rugged body provides user-friendly operation and long life. A wide viewing angle, high intensity LCD offers bright, easy to read characters.
・ AquaQuake™ prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
・ Dual/Tri-Watch function for monitoring Channel 16 and/or call channel
・ 4 level battery indicator
・ Favorite channel and tag scan functions
・ Rapid desktop charger, BC-210, and cigarette lighter cable, CP-25H, are supplied
・ Optional waterproof speaker-microphones, HM-167 and HM-202
・ Auto power save function
・ Basic version (no voice recorder, no noise canceller and no bass boost function) available for limited markets.
・ Supports 4-digit channels
|Frequency range||Tx||156.025–157.425 MHz|
(Projections not included)
|Weight (approx.)||320 g; 11.3 oz
(With BP-245H, FA-S64V, MB-103)
|Current drain||Tx 6 W output||1.5 A|
|Rx Max. audio
(Int SP/Ext SP)
|450 mA/250 mA|
|Sensitivity (at 20 dB SINAD)||0.22 μV typ.|
|Intermodulation||70 dB typ.|
|Audio output power
(at 10% distortion, 8 Ω load)
|700 mW typ. (Internal SP)
350 mW typ. (External SP)
|Output power (Hi/Mid/Low)||6/3/1 W|
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications
Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.
|Low Pressure Storage||500.5 I|
|Low Pressure Operation||500.5 II|
|High Temperature Storage||501.5 I|
|High Temperature Operation||501.5 II|
|Low Temperature Storage||502.5 I|
|Low Temperature Operation||502.5 II|
|Temperature Shock||503.5 I-C|
|Solar Radiation||505.5 I|
|Rain Blowing||506.5 I|
|Rain Drip||506.5 III|
|Dust Blowing||510.5 I|
|Water Immersion||512.5 I|
|Shock Functional||516.6 I|
|Shock Transit Drop||516.6 IV|
Also meets equicalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
Applicable IP Rating
|Ingress Protection Standard|
|Water||IPX8 (Waterproof protection)|
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Cigarette lighter cable, CP-25H
- AC adapter, BC-123SA/SE*
- Rapid charger, BC-210
- Battery pack, BP-245H
- Belt clip, MB-103
- Antenna, FA-S59V or FA-S64V*
- Hand strap
* May differ depending on version.
Ingress Protection (IP) Code
Ingress Protection (IP) ratings define the level of protection provided by enclosures to prevent the ingress of foreign objects (dust) and liquid into the electrical equipment.
International Standard IEC 60529 outlines an international classification system that describes the sealing characteristics of electrical equipment.
The classification system uses the “IP” code, or “Ingress Protection” code, to define the level of seal.
An IP number contains two numbers (i.e. IP67) in most instances which relate to the level of protection provided by an enclosure or housing.
Either number may be shown as “X” (i.e. IPX6 / IP7X) to indicate the “X” part is not tested.
Degrees of Solid Particle Protection – 1st Digit
|IP6x||No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. (Dust tight)|
|IP5x||Protected from the amount of dust that would interfere with normal operation. (Dust protected)|
Degrees of Liquid Ingress Protection – 2nd Digit
|IPx8||Protected against continuous immersion in water.
Depth and duration specified by model.
|IPx7||Protected against temporary immersion in water for 1 m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes|
|IPx6||Protected against water projected by powerful jets from any direction.
100 L per minute by a powerful jets (12.5 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx5||Protected against water projected by jets from any direction.
12.5 L per minute by a nozzle (6.3 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx4||Protected against water splashed against the equipment from any direction|