Compact in size and easy to use, the IC-M401 is ideal for anyone new to marine radio, anyone that wants to upgrade to a DSC solution at a later date or anyone wanting a waterproof transceiver where space is at a premium.
The IC-M401, together with its optional DSC controller (DS-100) is rated JIS-7 submersible and is really ideal for small boats, like RIB's, where space is at a premium and where water ingress on communication equipment has been a traditional problem. It has a flush mount body and compact front panel that make it ideal for installation in a steering panel or bulkhead.
The uncomplicated display, found also on the IC-M501Euro, is a move by Icom to put usability at the top of the agenda. A large LCD (27 x 43mm) is incorporated into the design allowing easy viewing of the channel display and the scrolling 10-character channel name system even in direct sunlight, or when water has been splashed on the screen. In addition, the 4-step amber backlight for both the LCD and buttons allows the set to be seen in low-light conditions.
Along with DSC compatibility, the IC-M401 also has other essential facilities, such as all channel access, dual and tri-watch and fast scanning. The radio comes with a standard waterproof remote function microphone which provides instant channel selection. The optional DS-100 DSC controller is an independent ΅Class DΆ DSC unit with built-in Ch70 watchkeeping receiver. The 160-character display and large, clearly labelled controls lend themselves to simple, intuitive operation allowing the user to make routine individual group and all ship calls with ease.
The IC-M401 is extremely compact measuring only 153(W) x 67(H) x 141.3(D) mm. The IC-M401Euro has a newly designed large speaker grille, which gives excellent audio quality from the front-mounted speaker. This results in clear reception, even over wind or engine noise.