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ICOM's marine radio guide

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The name ICOM is synonymous the world over with the manufacture of award-winning marine radios for a wide range of vessels. With over 40 years of experience in developing high quality marine communication equipment ICOM has a vast pool of expertise to help you with all of your marine VHF needs.

Competition

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Win an IC-M23 Buoyant VHF Marine Transceiver!

Enter online for your chance to win an IC-M23 buoyant BHF handheld transceiver. Measuring just under 13cm in height, it's the smallest and lightest handheld on the market and will match the audio and battery performance of comparable models.

What is VHF?

ICOM - What is VHF

What is VHF?

The most popular method of communicating with other boats is via very high frequency (VHF) radio. Learn how VHF...

DSC

DSC - Digital Selective Calling

DSC - Digital Selective Calling

Digital Selective Calling has become an integral part of marine VHF Communication. Here we give an overview of how it...

Handheld DSC

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Handheld DSC

Find out more about Digital Selective Calling (DSC)

ATIS

Waterways

ATIS Enabling Your Icom Radio!

Are you sailing through inland waterways in Europe this year? If so, you may need an ATIS capable VHF radio with a...

AIS

ICOM - What is AIS?

AIS

AIS (Automatic Identification System) was created over twenty years ago as a navigation aid for use in busy waters…

What is HF?

What is HF?

What is HF?

HF/SSB radio plays an important part in maritime communications; it provides mariners with a viable and effective...

Which type?

Which type of VHF?

Which type?

A brief explanation of the options available for marine radio communications, including the pros and cons of various...

Licensing

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Licensing

You need a licence for a VHF on a boat and a different one for the operator. Here you can find out how to apply and...

FAQ's

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FAQs

Learn how VHF works, the basics behind the frequencies you see on your radio and what can make handheld batteries...

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