ICOM has launched the IC-M803 HF/SSB marine transceiver in the USA. This new model replaces the venerable IC-M802 which no longer complies with FCC regulations.
ICOM's NZ distributor advises the IC-M803 is expected to be available in Australia and New Zealand in May / June following the completion of the type approval process.
Some new features:
New color display with night mode (red).
updated DSC Class E with additional monitoring features
Visual match to IC-M605 VHF for those looking to keep a clean look, last call playback voice recording built-in, built-in GPS receiver. Integrated speaker. Waterproof control head and microphone.
The IC-M803 works with the same tuner as the IC-M802 (AT-140), but it does require a different control cable, the OPC1465.
Although ICOM have stopped selling the IC-M802 in the USA, its still shipping internationally and can be purchased from our online store.