World's first active noise cancelling handheld with built-in DSC and GPS from Icom

Icom UK announces the new IC-M91D VHF handheld radio, the world’s first active noise cancelling handheld with built-in DSC and GPS. The IC-M91D features Icom’s new soft-key user interface and advanced safety features including internal GPS, Class D DSC, and built-in compass and navigation functions.

The IC-M91D is Icom’s first marine handheld VHF with integrated DSC/GPS allowing you to send and receive DSC calls. The integrated GPS provides waypoint/compass function which allows a boat owner to steer their way to waypoints within a route. A Man Over Board (MOB) function allows you to record current time and position just in case the worst ever happened.

Obviously conditions at sea can vary considerably. But in the worst weather conditions trying to listen to someone calling can be quite difficult. The IC-M91D Handheld DSC solves this problem twofold. Firstly it features a loud 700mW internal speaker that will give extra clarity to those calls you receive. Secondly it utilises Active Noise Cancelling Technology that uses a digital processor to reduce background noise by up to 90% making sure your call is clearly heard.

The IC-M91D Handheld DSC offers Icom’s exclusive Float ‘N Flash and AquaQuake technology. Should this floating handheld be dropped overboard, a flashing light will activate, making it easier to locate. The Float ‘N Flash feature works even if the radio is switched off. The AquaQuake draining function uses low-frequency sound waves to clear water away from the radio’s speaker grill for clear audio.

The IC-M91D features a boater-friendly, easy-to-use soft-key user interface. The handheld’s large, soft buttons provide simple, intuitive operation for increased safety and reliable communication. A directional keypad provides simple, intuitive operation. The high definition dot matrix display allows all information to be clearly displayed.

Like all Icom marine models the IC-M91D comes with useful standard features onboard like Dual Watch /Tri-Watch. The AquaQuake draining function emits a vibrating tone and clears water away from the speaker grill. Like the rest of Icom’s range, this radio is ATIS Programmable.

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager for Icom UK said, “Although the radio is jam packed with features, it has excellent ergonomics ensuring it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The radio is waterproof to IPX-7 and meets military specification of durability….this is a radio that will not let you down.”

He added, “The IC-M91D will be a critical component of any boater’s on-board safety equipment. Ideal for the bluewater cruiser to the small kayaker, the IC-M91D combines advanced safety features with Icom’s new soft-key user interface for faster and easier access to radio functions.”

The IC-M91D is available now from Icom stockists with a suggested selling price of £299.95 (inc.VAT). An extended 3 year warranty is available for consumers who apply online.