Icom 421 Euro DSC VHF Radio

If you’re looking for a budget DSC/VHF
Marine Radio, then the Icom 421 Euro could be just the ticket. At the
time of writing, it is on offer at less that £150 and comes
feature-packed. In fact, some more expensive models would struggle to
match this superb product.

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The following specification is from the Mailspeedmarine

Combined DSC/VHF VHF Marine

Compact in size and easy to use, the IC-M421 Combined
DSC/VHF Transceiver is ideal for pleasure craft, small commercial
fishing boats or any user that require Class D DSC equipped radio for
next April’s EU rule changes.

JIS Grade 7 waterproof

The IC-M421, including the microphone,
has waterproof protection, equivalent to JIS waterproof specification
grade 7 *. Equivalent to IPX7 of the corresponding international
standard IEC 60529 (2001). 1m depth for 30 minutes.

The IC-M421 is extremely compact measuring only 164(W) x
78(H) x 139.5(D) mm.

Built-in Class D DSC
The IC-M421 has a built-in Ch 70 (DSC channel) receiver,
which monitors activity, even while you are receiving another channel.
When in an emergency situation, an automated distress call can be sent
with a touch of a button.

Digital selective calling

The DSC uses a unique ID (MMSI code)
similar to a telephone number. So you can make a contact with intended
ID station or group directly or all ships in the area. When connected
to an external GPS receiver, the position request and position report
functions allow you to exchange ships position information. The polling
(request/reply) function checks whether a specific ship is in
communication range. A total of 100 address IDs can be programmed with
10-character address name and up to 40 received DSC messages (20
distress and 20 other calls) can be stored.

Large LCD with Dot-matrix

The IC-M421 has full dot-matrix display
with up to 168-character capability that allows you to see a host of
information such as channel number, channel name, position and DSC data
etc. With the backlit display, the large buttons and knobs, the IC-M421
is easy to operate.

Loud Speaker Audio
The IC-M421 has a large speaker grille, which gives
excellent audio quality from the front-mounted speaker. This results in
clear reception, even over wind or engine noise.

compact, combined fixed VHF/DSC at a competitive

Durable, stylish and compact design
allows for flexible installation and long product

JIS7 equivalent waterproof construction.
*1m depth for 30 minutes;

Simple to use
operation with a large, user-friendly key layout.

Built in Class D DSC capability. Separate Ch.70 receiver
built in. One push distress call operation.

NMEA Input for GPS receiver connection. NMEA 0183 version.:
2.0 or 3.01. Sentence formats: RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL.

Programmable channel comment. Automatically scrolls when
more than 8 characters are programmed.

Dual/Tri watch plus multiple scans as in the rest of the
Icom marine range.

Large backlit LCD with
easy to read characters. Full dot LCD allows up to 126 (6 lines x 21
characters) to be displayed.

Improved standard
hand-mic and speaker performance for clear voice transmission and

Large front mounted speaker for crisp
and clear audio.

External speaker
connection possible.

Optional 3 year

2-step power saver

Supplied remote function microphone for
convenient channel and transmit power selection

Up to 70 programmable channels
Simple and easy tag scanning system
Dual watch and Tri-watch functions
Low voltage indicator for low battery

UK marina channels

25W or 1W output power

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Icom 421 Euro