VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER
This VHF/AIS Radio Matches Your Boat in Performance, System Flexibility and User-Friendliness
Up to Three COMMAND HEAD™/COMMANDMIC™
All functions of the IC-M605 (including DSC and distress operation) can be remotely controlled with up to three controllers, RC-M600 COMMAND HEAD™ and/or HM-195 series COMMANDMIC™, with an intercom function available among the main radio and controllers. The system allows for maximum operating flexibility anywhere on your boat.
Wide Viewing Angle 4.3-inch Color TFT LCD
First in its class, the color LCD provides nearly a 180 degree viewing angle. The 4.3-inch wide display has high resolution characters and function icons. The night mode screen provides the optimal viewing brightness for comfortable operation in the dark.
Integrated AIS* Receiver
With an integrated AIS receiver, the IC-M605 can show real-time AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS combo screen enables you to monitor the AIS plotter during basic operation. You can directly call a selected AIS target from the AIS screen using an individual DSC call.
* An optional UX-251 AIS receiver unit is required, depending on version.
Intuitive User Interface
A combination of the directional keypad and soft keys provides simple operation. Most used functions are assigned to soft keys (at the bottom of the display) for quick one push function access. The large ten-key pad enables you to smoothly enter channel numbers, MMSI numbers with ID names and so on.
Class Leading Receiver Performance
A weak signal adjacent to a strong signal can be clearly received by the IC-M605. Its commercial grade receiver performance (selectivity and IMD: more than 80 dB) provides reliable communication at all times.
Active Noise Canceling
The Active Noise Canceling digitally removes background noise from both transmit and receive audio and provides clear communication in a noisy maritime environment.
Last Call Voice Recording
The last call voice recording function automatically saves up to two minutes of an incoming call. Don’t miss any incoming messages.
With an optional voice scrambler unit, UT-112, the IC-M605 provides 32 tone secure conversation. This function is useful when you want to share private information with consort ships.
Provides Clear, Loud Audio
The IC-M605’s internal speaker enhances intelligibility of received calls. The waterproof, paper speaker-cone provides superior sound quality with a wide frequency range and a flat frequency response for powerful, yet clear audio.
30 W Two-Way Hailer and Automatic Foghorn
When connected to the optional horn speaker, SP-37, you can talk with crews on the deck or shore from the radio’s microphone and can hear any reply via the horn speaker. Also available the RX hailer function and four patterns of automatic foghorn.
NMEA 2000™, NMEA 0183/-HS Connectivity
Using NMEA 2000™ connectivity, the radio can exchange GNSS, AIS reports, DSC call information data, radio frequency and PGN list data on the network. NMEA 0183/-HS GNSS position data Private Conversation can also be converted to NMEA 2000™ data for other equipment.
・ IPX8 submersible (1 m depth of water for 60 minutes)
・ Dual and Tri-watch functions
・ Weather channels with alert function
・ DSC Multi-task function
・ AquaQuake™ prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
・ Instant-access button for Channel 16 and call channel
・ Supplied speaker microphone, HM-205RB can be connected to the rear panel
・ Compatible with the Icom’s marine navigation system, MarineCommander™
|IC-M605 AIS||Integrated AIS receiver|
|IC-M605||Not included (Optional UX-251 is required)|
|Frequency range||TX||156.025–161.600 MHz|
|AIS1, 2||161.975, 162.025 MHz|
|Usable channels||USA, CAN, INT, WX channels|
|Type of emission||16K0G3E (FM), 16K0G2B (DSC)|
|Power supply requirement||13.8 V DC (11.7–15.9 V DC)|
|Current drain||TX 25 W output||6.0 A|
|RX Max. audio||8.0 A|
|Operating temperature range||–20°C to +60°C; –4°F to +140°F|
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω (SO-239)|
|Weight (approximately)||1510 g; 3.3 lb|
|Output power (at 13.8 V DC)||25 W, 1 W|
|Max. frequency deviation||±5 kHz|
|Frequency tolerance||±5 ppm|
|Spurious emissions||Less than –70 dBc (at 25 W)|
|Residual modulation||More than 40 dB|
|Adjacent channel power||More than 70 dB|
|Intermediate frequency||30.15 MHz, 450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
|CH70||21.70 MHz, 450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
|Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD)||0.22 μV typical|
|CH70 (1% BER)||0.71 μV emf typical|
|Adjacent channel selectivity||More than 80 dB|
|CH70 (1% BER)||More than 80 dBμ emf|
|Spurious response||More than 77 dB|
|CH70 (1% BER)||More than 73 dBμ emf|
|Intermodulation||More than 80 dB|
|CH70 (1% BER)||More than 73 dBμ emf|
|Hum and noise||More than 40 dB|
|Audio output power (at 10% distortion)||More than 15 W
with a 4Ω external speaker
Measurements made in accordance with TIA/EIA 603 and IEC62238. 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|
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.
Applicable IP Rating
Ingress Protection Standard
|Water||IPX8 (1 m depth water for 60 minutes)|
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Speaker microphone, HM-205RB
- GNSS antenna, UX-241
- Microphone hanger
- DC power cable
- Conversion cable, OPC-2384*
- Mounting bracket kit
* Not supplied depending on version
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|