GMDSS Portable for Survival Craft.

Meets Strict Environmental Requirements for GMDSS

The IC-GM1600E meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements. After passing those environmental tests, the IC-GM1600E 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.

Meets MED 2014/90/EU, “Wheel mark” Requirements

Wide Viewing Sngle LCD Display

A wide viewing angle, high intensity LCD offers extra clear, easy to read characters. The bright LED indicator on the top of 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
  • Optional VOX headset for on-board use
Frequency range Tx/Rx 156.300–156.875 MHz
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
65×145×44 mm
Weight (approx.) 385 g (With BP-234)
Current drain Transmit (High) 1.0 A (2 W output)
Max. audio 200 mA
Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD) –2 dBμ typ.
Intermodulation rejection 68 dB
Audio output power (10% dist./ 8 Ω load) 200 mW
RF output power 2/1 W
Waterproof protection Specified as IMO Res. MSC.149(77)
Waterproof speaker-microphone
VOX headset
Operating time (approx.) Specified as IMO Res. MSC.149(77)
Tag scan
Favorite channel
AquaQuake draining function
CTCSS/DTCS with PMR channel
Voice scrambler
Intrinsically safe

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
Marine Products (European Edition) 12.28MB
GMDSS Radios 6.12MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
Instruction Manual IC-GM1600E