VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER

IC-M87

Compact Marine, Tough PMR

Tough and Waterproof

The IC-M87 is built tough to withstand hazardous environments. Even if it is dropped into water, the waterproof construction* will protect it from harm. (1m depth for 30 minutes)

* Equivalent to IPX7.

Simple Operation

6 clearly labelled buttons on the front panel and the volume/power knob maximize simplicity of operation. A large, clear LCD with backlighting and backlit buttons make night time operation easy.

Li-Ion Battery for Long Battery Life

With the standard battery pack, you can get up to 15 hours of operating time* without worrying about 'memory effect' of the battery.

*Tx:Rx:Stand-by= 5:5:90 with BP-274

22 Programmable Channels for PMR

The IC-M87 has 22 programmable channels reserved for PMR use (146–174MHz). Wide/narrow channel spacing is programmable for each channel, and CTCSS and DTCS signaling is built-in.

*Appropriate license will be required.

Other Features

  • Instant access to Ch. 16 and call channel
  • Simple add/delete TAG scanning
  • Monitor button opens squelch
  • 2 step power saver
  • Key lock function
  • Low battery indicator
  • Optional waterproof microphone, HM-168
Frequency range Tx 156.000–161.450 MHz
Rx 156.000–163.425 MHz
PMR; Tx/Rx 146–174 MHz
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
62×97×37.8 mm
Weight (approx.) 274 g (With BP-274)
Current drain (approx.) Transmit (High) 1.6 A typ.
Max. audio 200 mA typ.
Sensitivity (at 20 dB SINAD; emf) –2 dBμ typ. (Marine)
–4 dBμ typ. (PMR)
Intermodulation rejection 68 dB (Marine)
65 dB (PMR)
Audio output power (With an 8 Ω load) 200 mW (Marine)
350 mW (PMR)
RF output power 5/3/1 W (Marine/PMR)
1/0.5 W (Marine, German version)
Waterproof protection IPX7 (1 m depth/30 min)
Waterproof speaker-microphone HM-138 or HM-168
VOX headset -
Operating time (approx.)* 15 hrs with BP-274
Tag scan Available
Favorite channel -
AquaQuake draining function -
CTCSS/DTCS with PMR channel Available
Voice scrambler -
Intrinsically safe -

* Typical operation, Tx:Rx:Stand-by=5:5:90

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.

Standard MIL-810 F
Method, Proc.
Low Pressure Storage 500.4 I
Low Pressure Operation 500.4 II
High Temperature Storage 501.4 I
High Temperature Operation 501.4 II
Low Temperature Storage 502.4 I
Low Temperature Operation 502.4 II
Temperature Shock 503.4 I
Solar Radiation 505.4 I
Rain Blowing 506.4 I
Rain Drip 506.4 III
Humidity 507.4
Salt Fog 509.4
Dust Blowing 510.4 I
Vibration 514.5 I
Shock Functional 516.5 I
Shock Transit Drop 516.5 IV

Also meets equicalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D and -E.

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

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery pack
  • Battery charger
  • AC adapter*
  • Swivel belt clip
  • Antenna, FA-S59V
  • Hand strap

* Varies according to version.

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-M87 372KB
Marine Products (European Edition) 23.61MB

Instruction Manual / Guides