M36 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

M36 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

M36 Floating Handheld VHF Radio

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Icom M36 Handheld VHF radio. True noise canceling internal microphone, max. 6 Watts RF output power, waterproof IPX7 submersible, 2-step power save function, scan, weather alert, dual and tri watch, optional waterproof/floating speaker-mic.

MFG# IC-M36 01

3 Year Warranty.


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Icom IC-M36 Handheld VHF Radio

Enjoy the Advantages of Clear Voice and Voice Boost

The sub-microphone on the rear panel inverts phase and cancels out ambient noise from the main microphone. As a result, the IC-M36 reduces the affect of background noise (particularly trebly noise) from the transmitted signal and makes it easier to catch voice communication. When in an engine room or high noise environment, the sub-microphone detects the ambient noise and the IC-M36 automatically increases the volume output to suit the surrounding environment.

LOUD Button

When you need an instant “boost” in the volume, a simple push of the “LOUD” button gives you full volume immediately. In addition, holding the “LOUD” button mutes the audio output.

And Yes, it Floats

The IC-M36 floats back up to the surface if dropped overboard, even if the optional speaker microphone, HM-165, is attached.

Low Power Consumption

Although the IC-M36 delivers a high 6W RF output and 700mW audio output, its current saving circuit offers a practical 8 hours of operating time with the supplied 980mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack. (Typical operation: 5% TX, 5% RX, 90% standby)

Large Buttons and Slim Dimensions

Thanks to the large, easy-to-operate buttons, the IC-M36 provides intuitive operation. A pinched-waist slender body makes it easy to hold and carry the radio, and is surprisingly compact for a floating radio.

Other Features:

Waterproof construction equivalent to IPX7 (1m depth for 30 minutes)

Dual/Tri-watch functions

4-step battery life indicator

Weather channel with weather alert

2-step power saver

Auto scan function

Instant access to Ch 16 or Ch 9

In the box:

IC-M36 Handheld VHF

Li-Ion battery pack

Battery charger

AC adapter

Belt clip & hand strap


Owner's manual

Frequency Range
156.025–157.425 MHz
156.050–163.275 MHz
Usable channelsINT, USA, CAN, WX channels
Type of emission16K0G3E (FM)
Current drain (at 7.4V DC)
  Tx (at 6W output)
  Rx (at AF max.)

Internal speaker
External speaker
Power save

1.5A typical

300mA typ.
200mA typ.
10mA typ.

Operating temperature range

-20°C to +60°C; -4°F to +140°F

Antenna Impedance50Ω (STUD)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
62 × 139.5 × 43 mm; 
2 & 7/16 × 5 & 1/2 × 1 & 11/16 in
Weight (approx.)295g; 10.4oz (With BP-252, FA-SC58V and MB-109)


Output power (Hi/Low)

6W (High),1W (Low)

2W (High, with alkaline cells), 1W low

Max. frequency deviation± 5 kHz
Frequency error±10ppm
Audio harmonic distortionLess than 10% (at 60% dev.)
Spurious emissions–68dBc
Adjacent channel power70dB
Audio harmonic distortion10% (at 60% dev.)
Residual modulation40dB


Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD)0.25µV typical
Squelch sensitivity0.35µV typ. (at threshold)
Adjacent Channel Selectivity70dB typical
Spurious response70dB typical
Intermodulation Rejection70dB typical
Hum and noise ratio40dB typical
Audio output power (at 10% distortion)

Internal speaker
External speaker

700mW typ. (16Ω load)
350mW typ. (8Ω load)

Applicable U.S. Military Standards

StandardMIL 810 F
Low Pressure500.4I, II
High Temp.501.4I,II
Low Temp.502.4I, II
Solar Radiation505.4I
Temperature Shock503.4I