Icom M506 VHF / AIS Radio

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GRAHAMS THOUGHTS...

Icom is our premiere radio of choice – the build quality and components are very good, and they have a good assortment of features, such as horn, 2 way hailer and command mic functions.

The M506 is an excellent example, with a big screen and with NMEA2000 integration makes it very easy to hook up to your chartplotter.

Be careful when comparing prices for this model as some parallel importers are importing the cheaper, non NMEA2000, non AIS version.

These radios are also available in Rear Mic versions, which we mainly use for integration into the Setcom intercom systems. Call us for details.

Description

The M506e is a full featured VHF fixed mount radio with an integrated AIS receiver, plus NMEA 2000 connectivity. The M506 is packed full of features including a ‘Last Call’ voice recording function, ‘Active Noise Cancelling’ technology plus Icom’s new menu driven user interface and large dot matrix display.

* Icom’s M506 has received the NMEA Best VHF Radio Product Award for 3 straight years 2014-2016.
* Includes a 25W listen back hailer and horn / foghorn
* Optional extenal GPS / Nav interface via NMEA0183 or NMEA2000
* IP8X Waterproof rating – subermersable
* Available as front mic or rear mic version
* Commandmic compatible

Integrated AIS receiver

The M506’s integrated AIS receiver can show AIS vessel traffic information on the display or on a connected chartplotter. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up an individual DSC VHF call to the vessel. The Plotter, Target list and Danger list can be toggled on the display.

NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 connectivity

With the plug and play functionality of NMEA 2000, the M506 can easily connect to a NMEA 2000 network and interconnect with other equipment. Also the NMEA 0183 input/output can be used for external GPS/NAV interface.

Second station option

 The optional COMMANDMIC, HM-195B/SW provides second station capability for using the M506 from a separate location. Most functions including DSC and AIS functions can be controlled from the COMMANDMIC and can be used as an intercom between the radio and the COMMANDMIC.

General

Frequency range
Tx
Rx
CH70
AIS1, 2
156.025–157.425MHz
156.050–163.275MHz
156.525MHz
161.975MHz, 162.025MHz
Type of emission 16K0G3E (FM), 16K0G2B (DSC)
Usable channels USA, INT, CAN, WX channels
Power supply requirement 13.8V DC ±15%
Current drain (at 13.8V DC)
Transmit
Receive
5.5A (25W output)
1.5A
Operating temperature range –20°C to +60°C;

–4°F to +140°F

Antenna impedance 50Ω (SO-239)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(projections not included)
175×110×TBA mm;
6.66×3.14×TBA in.
Weight (approx.) TBA
NMEA formats
Input
Output
RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL
DSC, DSE
Transmitter
Output power 25W or 1W (at 13.8V DC)
Max. freq. deviation ± 5.0 kHz
Frequency stability ± 10.0ppm (–20°C to +60°C)
Spurious emissions Less than -70dBc
Residual modulation More than 40dB
Adjacent channel power More than 70dB
Receiver
Intermediate frequency 1st 21.7MHz, 2nd 450kHz
Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD) 0.22µV typical
Squelch sensitivity Less than 0.32µV
Adjacent Ch. selectivity 80dB typical
Spurious response 80dB typical
Intermodulation rejection 80dB typical
Hum and noise ratio More than 40dB
Audio output power
at 10% distortion
10W min. with a 4Ω load (External speaker)

Applicable IP Rating

 Ingress Protection Standard
  Water  IPX8 (1 m depth water for 60 minutes)

Measurement made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Acessories

  • Hand microphone, HM-205B/RB
  • DC Power Cable
  • Mounting Bracket Kit

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