ICOM IC-M45 - VHF Marine Radio

Super-compact, weather-resistant 25 watt VHF. Click on the small image to get a large picture of the IC-M45.IC-M45

Easy to use and hardworking, ICOM rugged construction! Move up to a better radio, without paying a higher price. Move up to the IC-M45!

Compare to ANY marine radio that sells for under $250. We're sure you'll choose the IC-M45.

"Bottom Line: The Icom M45 is simply a good quality, well-designed radio. it is an excellent choice for any boater who does not see the need for DSC capability. We rank it as our best buy in non-DSC VHF radios" - Practical Sailor and Powerboat Reports, 8.01

Specifications:

  • Simple Tag scanning. Add or delete channels to monitor with a single touch
  • Remote Function Mic allows for control of channel selection and power levels right on the mic
  • Dual/Tri Watch lets you monitor channel 16 (and the call channel, if you wish) while operating on another channel
  • Large, adjustable backlit LCD and keypad for convenient day or night use
  • One piece, die-cast aluminum construction for durability, heat dispersion, and signal clarity
  • Exceptional receiver and audio quality, even while running in open cabins
  • All US, Canadian and international channels
  • One-touch channel 16 or 9 selection
  • NEW! Simple to install flush mounting kit (option MB-69). No trim ring required!
  • The body of the IC-M45 is shaped so that the head of the radio mounts flush with the dash, hiding the cut. It's easy to install, looks clean and takes up less space.
  • Weather alert function
  • Water-resistant gaskets used throughout, even on the hand microphone
  • Available in black or white
  • 3 year waterproof warranty
IC-M45 - Specifications
This information is taken directly off of the ICOM IC-M45 brochure.

 

General
  • Frequency Range: Transmit: 156.025 -157.425 MHz; Receive: 156.025 - 163.275 MHz
  • Usable channels: All U.S.A., International and Canadian channels; plus 10 weather channels
  • Mode: FM(16K0G3E)
  • Power Supply: 13.8 V DC +/-15%
  • Current Drain (at 13.8 V DC):
    • Transmit: Less than 6 A
    • Receive: 1.2 A (max. audio)
  • Usable Temperature Range: -20C to +60C (-4F to +140F)
  • Antenna connector: 50 ohms (SO-239)
  • Weight: 0.9 kg; 2 lb

 

Transmitter
  • Output Power (at 13.8 V): 25 W (high); 1 W (low)
  • Modulation System: Variable reactance phase modulation
  • Spurious Emissions: Less than -70 dB
  • Adj. Channel Power: 60 dB

 

Receiver
  • Receiver System: Double-conversion superheterodyne
  • Intermediate Frequencies: 1st: 30.85 MHz; 2nd: 450 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 0.22V for 12 dB SINAD (typical)
  • Squelch sensitivity: 0.22 V typical
  • Adjacent channel selectivity: 70 dB typical
  • Spurious Response Rejection Ratio: 70 dB typical
  • Intermodulation rejection ratio: 70 dB typical
  • Audio Output Power (at 13.8 V DC, 10% distortion): 4.0 W typical with a 4 ohms load
  • Audio Output Impedance: 4 ohms

 

Options
  • SP-5 EXTERNAL SPEAKER: A large, external speaker for superior audio output.
  • SP-10 EXTERNAL SPEAKER: A compact, external speaker. Features easy installation.
  • MB-69 FLUSH MOUNT: For mounting the IC-M45 to a panel.
  • HM-177B/W HAND MICROPHONE: Same as supplied. White or black.