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IC-F51/F61 Transceiver - Waterproof Transceiver for the Commercial Marine Market

IC-F51/F61 Transceiver - Waterproof Transceiver for the Commercial Marine Market

Icom (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the IC-F51/F61 series, the first waterproof Icom handportable for the Private Mobile Radio Market*. The IC-F51/F61 meets the same waterproofing standards as many Icom marine VHF handhelds and brings a new durability to tough working environments. This makes it ideal for anyone whose communications needs place them both indoors and outdoors.

There are two versions of the radio: IC-F51 for VHF and IC-F61 for UHF. The IC-F61 is particularly ideal for the super yacht and ferry market places where use is made of 'onboard' UHF marine frequencies. In addition to being fully waterproof, the IC-F51/F61 features a compact body that is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. It is extra-durable and shockproof, whilst weighing less than most professional radios on the market. Because of the waterproof construction of this radio, this radio is highly corrosion resistant and dust proof, making it ideal for a variety of harsh environments such as construction, the events industry etc, not just those involving water.

The IC-F51/F61 comes with a 1700mAh Lithium-Ion battery providing a practical 10 hours of operating time. An 8 character 14-segment alphanumeric LCD offers easily recognisable status and performance information and ease of operation in low-light environments. Built-in signalling capabilities and optional voice-scramblers (this is optional) enable secure group communication without compromising the waterproof integrity of the radio.

“The decision to create a high-performance, fully waterproof radio for the Private Mobile Radio market came from observing how portable radios are actually used in the field", explains Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom (UK) Ltd. “The IC-F51/F61 series has many marine based land applications. We have noticed those Port Authority operatives and even the emergency services were seeking cover before using their radios. That just doesn’t make sense. In a tough environment, you need a radio that is even tougher. Icom have made that radio.”

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