Large Keys and Easy-to-Grip Design
6 W RF Output Power
700 mW Audio Output
More than 12 Hours* of Long-Lasting Operating Time (with BP-296)
* TX: RX: Standby = 5 : 5 : 90.
Channel History Function Stores the Last Five Channels Used for Easy Recall
Float'n Flash Function
The radio floats with a flashing LED light to help you retrieve it from the water.
Float'n Flash Function Movie
- IP57 dust-protection and waterproof protection (1 m depth of water for 30 minutes)
- Low Battery Alert function
- Voice Loud and Mute function enables to temporary maximize/mute the volume
- AquaQuake™ function prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
- Dualwatch and Tri-Watch functions
- Favorite Channel function
- Instant access to channel 16 and the Call channel
- BP-296 user replaceable Li-ion battery pack supplied
- Weather channels with Weather Alert function
|Frequency range||TX||156.025–157.425 MHz|
|Usable channel groups||INT, USA, CAN, WX channels|
|Type of emission||16K0G3E|
(at 3.7 V DC)
|TX (6.0 W/1.0 W output)||2.75 A/1.0 A|
(Max. audio. Inter SP/Exter SP)
|0.4 A/0.2 A|
|Operating temperature range||-20 °C to +60 °C, -4 °F to +140 °F|
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω|
(Projections not included)
|59.7 × 140.5 × 38.7 mm,
2.4 × 5.5 × 1.5 in
|Weight (approximate)||293 g, 10.3 oz
(with BP-296, antenna and belt clip)
|Output power (Hi/Low)||6 W/1 W|
|Max. frequency deviation||±5.0 kHz|
|Frequency stability||±10 ppm|
|Spurious emissions||–68 dBc typical|
|Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD)||0.25 μV typical|
|Squelch sensitivity (Threshold)||0.25 μV typical|
|Adjacent channel selectivity||70 dB typical|
|Spurious response||70 dB typical|
|Intermodulation||70 dB typical|
|Hum and noise||40 dB|
|Audio output power
(at 10% distortion)
|Internal SP||0.7 W typical
( 8 Ω load)
|External SP||0.3 W typical
( 4 Ω load)
Measurements made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications
|Low Pressure||500.5||I, II|
|High Temperature||501.5||I, II|
|Low Temperature||502.5||I, II|
|Rain Blowing/Drip||506.5||I, III|
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
Applicable IP Rating
|Ingress Protection Standard|
|Water||IP57 dust protection and waterproof protection|
・ BP-296 battery pack
・ BC-235 desktop charger
・ BC-217SA/SE* AC adapter
・ FA-SC59V antenna
・ MB-133 belt clip
・ Hand strap
* May differ or not supplied, depending on the transceiver version.
Catalogs / Brochures
Instruction Manual / Guides
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|