GMDSS Portable for Survival Craft.

The GM1600 Marine VHF handheld is designed for GMDSS compliant survival craft communications. The radio is engineered to survive and function in the extreme environmental conditions common in marine emergencies and brings the latest Search and Rescue technology to the marketplace. The GM1600’s shock-resistant housing is constructed of a brightly colored dye-injected polymer assuring this essential piece of emergency equipment will always be easy to find in a survival bag, in a life raft, or any other place when you need to find it quickly.

Survival Boat Package (GM1600): Includes dated-and-sealed GMDSS compliant battery (BP-234)

Survival Boat and On-Board Package (GM1600 21K): Includes charger with Li-ion battery (BP-252), and a dated-and-sealed GMDSS compliant battery (BP-234)

Meets Strict Environmental Requirements for GMDSS

The IC-GM1600 meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements. After passing those environmental tests, the IC-GM1600 retains 1m depth waterproof construction as specified by IMO resolution MSC.149(77) and other related regulations.

Superior Low Temperature Characteristic Lithium Battery Pack

For survival craft use, the optional BP-234 (non-rechargeable) 3300mAh lithium battery pack provides more than 8 hours* of operating time even at –20°C.

* Tx:Rx:Stand-by=6:6:48.

Large Keypad with Positive Button Action

Large buttons and knobs provide tactile feedback for positive operation.

Wide Viewing Angle LCD Display

A wide viewing angle, high intensity LCD offers extra clear, easy to read characters. The bright LED indicator on the top of the panel shows the operating condition clearly.

Easy to Operate Even for Unskilled Operators

Operation instructions are printed on the rear panel. All operations can be made with one hand.

Other Features

  • One touch access to Channel 16 and call channel
  • Highly visible yellow colored body
  • Optional VOX headset for on-board use
Frequency range Tx/Rx 156.300–156.875 MHz
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
65×145×44 mm
2.56×5.71×1.73 in
Weight (approx.) 385 g; 13.6 oz
(With BP-234)
Current drain Transmit (High) 1.0 A/0.7 A (2 W/1 W)
Max. audio 200 mA
Power save -
Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD) 0.25 μV typ. (USA version)
Intermodulation rejection 70 dB (USA)
68 dB (GEN)
Audio output power (10% dist./ 8 Ω load) 350 mW typical
RF output power 2/1 W

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery pack, BP-252
  • Battery charger, BC-173
  • AC adapter, BC-147SA/SE*
  • Belt clip, MB-103Y
  • Antenna, FA-S61V
  • Neck strap

* Depending on version

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-GM1600 3.53MB
Marine Products 6.97MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
Instruction Manual IC-GM1600