Icom has launched a new professional grade licence free walkie talkie called the IC-F27SR. Ideal for Yacht Clubs and Marinas, this light commercial handheld is incredibly simple to use and is suited for race officials, harbour masters who need to keep in touch with their colleagues across shore or harbour.

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd said, ‘this radio has just three controls: transmit button, volume control and channel selector. This simple interface makes it ideal for busy events such as races where the radio is often passed from person to person.’

He added, ‘One of the most impressive features about this new model, which catches the eye of a lot of organisations, is that is that it can operate for a massive 37.5 hours (Usage 95-5-5 typical) between charges. This is really handy if your team are working long shifts during events.’

He went onto say, ‘The IC-F27SR is ideal for working in the coastal environment having been tested to 11 categories of environmental military standards for dust protection and water resistance. This is a model that is designed to provide reliable communications. Also, because this radio operates on non-marine channels it can be used without interfering with ship-ship communications and does not require private marine channels to be used.’

Ian said, ‘The IC-F27SR radios also pack a punch in terms of their audio quality. The built in amplifier provides 800mW audio output from the large 45mm speaker. This means the IC-F27SR can deliver loud and intelligible audio even in extremely windy environments or during festivals or races.’