Meets the strict environmental requirements for survival craft radio
The IC-GM1600 meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements. After passing those environmental tests, the IC-GM1600 sustains 1m depth waterproof construction specified with IMO resolutions A.809(19), A.694(17) and IEC 61097-12.

Optional high capacity Lithium battery, BP-234, has superior low temperature characteristics
Provides more than 8 hours operating time even at -20°C
(Duty cycle: Tx: Rx: Stand-by = 6: 6: 48)

Large keypad with positive button action
Wide viewing angle LCD display
Other features

One touch access to Channel 16 and call channel
Highly visible yellow colored body
Bright LED indicator on the top of panel
Optional VOX headset for on-board use


Frequency Range (Tx/Rx) 156.300–156.875MHz
Mode FM (16K0G3E)
Power supply requirement 7.5/7.2V DC nominal
Current drain
(at 7.5/7.2V DC)
Tx 2W output 1.0A
  1W output 0.7A
Rx AF max. 200mA
Operating temperature range
-20°C to °60°C; -4°F to +140°F

Antenna Impedance 50Ω (SMA fixed type)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
65 × 145 × 44 mm;
29/16 × 523/32 (H) × 123/32 in

Weight (approx.) 385g; 13.6oz (with BP-234)

Output power 2W/1W (Hi/Low)
Max. frequency deviation ±5.0kHz
Frequency Error
Spurious emissions
-70dBc typical
0.25µW (30MHz–1GHz)
1.00µW (1GHz–2GHz)
Adjacent channel power 70dB
FM Hum and noise ratio 40dB
Audio harmonic distortion Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)

0.25µV (at 12dB SINAD)

Squelch sensitivity
0.35µV typ. (at threshold)
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Spurious response
Intermodulation Rejection
70dB typ.
Hum and noise ratio 40dB
Audio output power
0.35W typ.

To comply with the requirements of GMDSS survival craft radio, the primary battery pack, BP-234, is required.

Measurement made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603 and FCC part 80.271 for USA version. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories
Battery pack, BP-234
Battery pack, BP-224
Battery charger, BC-158
AC adapter, BC-147A/E*
Belt clip, MB-103Y
Antenna, FA-S61V
Neck strap

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