GMDSS Portable for Survival Craft.

Meets Strict Environmental Requirements for GMDSS

The IC-GM1600 meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements. After passing those environmental tests, the IC-GM1600 retains 1m depth waterproof construction as specified by IMO resolution MSC.149(77) and other related regulations.

Superior Low Temperature Characteristic Lithium Battery Pack

For survival craft use, the optional BP-234 (non-rechargeable) 3300mAh lithium battery pack provides more than 8 hours* of operating time even at –20°C.

* Tx:Rx:Stand-by=6:6:48.

Large Keypad with Positive Button Action

Large buttons and knobs provide tactile feedback for positive operation.

Wide Viewing Angle LCD Display

A wide viewing angle, high intensity LCD offers extra clear, easy to read characters. The bright LED indicator on the top of the panel shows the operating condition clearly.

Easy to Operate Even for Unskilled Operators

Operation instructions are printed on the rear panel. All operations can be made with one hand.

Other Features

  • One touch access to Channel 16 and call channel
  • Highly visible yellow colored body
  • Bright LED indicator on the top of panel
  • Supports 4-digit channels
Frequency range Tx/Rx 156.300–156.875 MHz
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
65×145×44 mm
2.56×5.7×1.7 in
Weight (approx.) 385 g; 13.6 oz
(With BP-234)
Current drain Transmit (High) 1.0 A (2 W)/0.7 A (1.2 W)
Max. audio 400 mA (Internal SP)/200 mA (External SP)
Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD) 0.20 µV typical (at 12 dB SINAD)
Intermodulation rejection 70 dB typical
Audio output power (10% dist./ 8 Ω load) 350 mW typical (External SP)
700 mW typical (Internal SP)
RF output power 2 W/1.2 W

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery pack, BP-252
  • Battery charger, BC-173
  • AC adapter, BC-147SA/SE*
  • Belt clip, MB-103Y
  • Antenna, FA-S61V
  • Neck strap

* Depending on version

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-GM1600 3.06MB
Marine Products 6.48MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
Instruction Manual IC-GM1600
Instruction Manual IC-GM1600#71