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Icom Fixed Mount VHF with Flexible System Configurations M605 VHF Marine

Icom Fixed Mount VHF with Flexible System Configurations M605 VHF Marine


he M605 is not just a radio. It’s a system that allows the user choices on how to set up the radio with up to three stations. Boaters can now add an exclusive complete display as another station on the vessel along with two COMMANDMICS™. Customers will appreciate the radios large bright display that includes night mode to view easily in the dark. The full featured M605 also gives customers the option of the radio with an integrated AIS receiver. The best just got better!

Icom’s M605 has taken home NMEA’s Best VHF Radio Product Award for the 3rd year in a row. 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Output Power:



 30W listen back hailer




 GNSS antenna included

Waterproof Rating:



 Radio without AIS receiver
Radio with AIS receiver

Configuration Flexibility

The M605 gives the user flexibility in setting up their radio system on their boat. Remotely control up to three controllers using all the M605 functions with the HM-195 series COMMANDMIC™ and/or the RC-M600 Command Head. Either option can be used as an intercom between the radio and the unit, as well.

Use one of the three combinations when setting up your M605:

  • M605 + three COMMANDMICS
  • M605 + two COMMANDMICS + one Command Head
  • M605 + two Command Heads + one COMMANDMIC



Large Color Display

Bring on the color. The M605’s large 4.3" color TFT LCD display provides nearly a 180 degree viewing angle. The high resolution characters and function icons along with the directional keypad and soft keys provide an intuitive user interface. The night mode screen provides comfortable operation in the dark. Most used functions are assigned to soft keys (at the bottom of the display) for quick one push function access. The large ten-key pad enables users to smoothly enter channel numbers, MMSI numbers with ID names and much more.

NMEA 2000™ and NMEA 0183 Connectivity

Using NMEA 2000™ connectivity, the radio can exchange GNSS, AIS reports, DSC call information data, radio frequency, and PGN list data on the network. NMEA 0183/-HS GNSS position data can also be converted to NMEA 2000™ data for other equipment.

Integrated AIS* Receiver

The M605 with the integrated AIS receiver can show AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS combo screen enables you to monitor the AIS plotter during basic operation. The M605 also allows the user to directly call a selected AIS target from the AIS screen using an individual DSC all.
*Depends of version

Additional Features

  • Active noise cancelling
  • Last call voice recording saves the last two minutes of the last incoming call or start recording manually
  • Integrated GNSS receiver
  • Class D DSC
  • Weather & alert channels
  • AquaQuake® draining function
  • Instant access to channel 16 and channel 09 call channel


Frequency Range
  AIS1, 2
156.025–161.600 MHz
156.025–162.000 MHz
156.525 MHz
161.975, 162.025 MHz
Usable channelsUSA, CAN, INT, WX channels
Type of emission16K0G3E (FM), 16K0G2B (DSC)
Power supply requirement13.8 V DC (11.7–15.9 V DC)
Current drain
  Tx (at 25W output)
  Rx (Maximum audio)
6.0 A
8.0 A
Operating temperature range–20°C to +60°C; –4°F to +140°F
Antenna Impedance50Ω (SO-239)
Weight (approximately)1510 g; 3.3 lb
Output power (at 13.8 V DC)25W, 1W
Max. frequency deviation±5 kHz
Frequency tolerance±5 ppm
Spurious emissionsLess than –70 dBc (at 25 W)
Adjacent channel powerMore than 70dB
Residual modulationMore than 40dB
Intermediate frequency


30.15MHz, 450kHz (1st/2nd)
21.70 MHz, 450 kHz (1st/2nd)
Sensitivity 12dB SINAD

CH70 (1% BER)

0.22 μV typical
0.71 μV emf typical
Adjacent channel selectivity

CH70 (1% BER)

More than 80dB
More than 80 dBμ emf
Spurious response

CH70 (1% BER)

More than 77dB
More than 73dBμ emf

CH70 (1% BER)

More than 80dB
More than 73dBμ emf
Hum and noise ratioMore than 40dB
Audio output power

External speaker

(at 10% distortion)
More than 15W with a 4Ω
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