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ICOM

ICOM M73

ICOM M73

Say that again; did not copy; please repeat. this is what your asking after you just missed a call on the Radio. This can be a real safety issue or just plain annoying. I just had an occasion this weekend where I did not hear an announcement which was annoying.

There are two radios that will save voice messages and let you replay the last call so you don't loose the call forever. A couple of years ago Cobra came out with "Rewind Say it Again", and now ICOM has come up with "Last Call Voice Recording" on the Icom IC-M73 Plus Handheld VHF. ICOM's last call voice recording function automatically saves the last min of an incoming call. This ensures you will not miss a call again.


The M73 is a professional quality VHF with features that yacht Captains, and Industry professionals require. The IC-M73PLUS builds on many of the features of the IC-M71 . There are many cheap radios on the market and there are many with lots of fancy features but what Industry Pros want is clear sound and function.

The IC-M73 has six watts of high transmit power and is waterproof IPX8 submersible construction. It features loud 700mW audio output and approximately 18 hours of operating time.

Being able to hear and getting heard is the most important feature for a pro. The built-in bidirectional active noise cancelling reduces background noise to improve transmitted voice and incoming calls. For voice clarity the signal processing technology emphasizes low pitched sound to provide a rich bass sound for both transmit and receive signals.

The IC-M73PLUS uses a BTL (bridge-tied load) amplifier that doubles the audio output. Its internal speaker delivers a loud 700mW audio output.

All features lead to a radio that you can hear and if not you can rewind the recording and play it again.


ICOM-M73

Manufacturers Comments


ICOM M73

ICOM M73

IC-M73 Features


Slim, hourglass body and wide viewing angle LCD ; The IC-M73 has a stylish, ergonomic design. A durable and rugged body provides for user-friendly operation and long life. A wide viewing angle, high intensity LCD offers bright, easy to read characters.

IPX8 Submersible Plus™ ; The IC-M73 continues to offer Icom’s best waterproof protection. The radio has been tested to survive after being submersed in 1.5m (4.9ft) depth of water for 30 minutes.

700mW Loud audio ; The IC-M73 uses a BTL (bridge-tied load) amplifier that doubles the audio output. Its internal speaker delivers a loud 700mW audio output with clear sound.

6W RF Output power ; The IC-M73’s 6 Watts of transmit power will provide extended communication range for the user. A large capacity Lithium-Ion battery allows for 16 hours of operation, under normal conditions*. * Typical operation with 5:5:90 duty ratio. 18 hours for basic version.



IC-M73PLUS Features

Active noise cancelling technology ;The built-in bidirectional active noise cancelling reduces background noise to up to 90% and improves both your transmitted voice and incoming call. You will hear better and clearer!

Bass boost function; The signal processing technology emphasizes low-pitched sound to provide a rich bass sound for both transmit and receive signals.

Last call voice recording; The last call voice recording function automatically saves the last incoming call for 1 minute. You can also start recording manually. You will not miss an important call.


IC-M73 and IC-M73PLUS additional Features

Additional features include

AquaQuake™ water draining function

Dual/Tri-Watch function for monitoring Channel 16 and/or call channel

4 level battery indicator

Favorite channel and tag scan functions

Rapid desktop charger, BC-210, and cigarette lighter cable, CP-25H, are supplied

Optional waterproof speaker-microphones, HM-167 and HM-202

Auto power save function

Basic version (no voice recorder, no noise canceller and no bass boost function) available for limited markets.


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