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Icom’s New VHF – The M605

M605

VHF Marine Transceiver

The 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

Fixed Mount VHF with Flexible System Configurations

The 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!

Output power 25W
Hailer 30W listen back hailer
Horn/Foghorn Built-in
GPS GNSS antenna included
Waterproof rating IPX8
Versions Radio without 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.

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.

Key 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

Severe Weather Warning !

We have been hearing this term – Severe Weather Warning – over the last few days here in Toronto. Residents of Calgary can attest to the damage the weather has done.
No matter where you are, it is always a good idea to be wary of any potential threats due to the weather.

Sangean CL-100 S.A.M.E. Table-Top Weather Hazard ALERT
Sangean CL-100 S.A.M.E. Table-Top Weather Hazard ALERT

Radioworld carries a full lineup of Weather and Emergency Power products.

SangeanOregon Scientific and Eton Weather Radios and Emergency Alert Monitors make sure you will never be caught unaware when severe weather is on it’s way.

Goal Zero, Cyclops and Brunton Solar Panels and Solar Power Chargers keep your energy needs alive, long after others have lost their power.

Oregon Scientific and Celestron Weather Stations let you monitor your own conditions and allow you to be your own weather forecaster.

Always be ready for the potential of adverse weather and power outages, visit Radioworld to stay safe !

Are You Ready for Bad Weather ?

 

Are you prepared for some of the big summer storms?
How do you know when a storm is coming ?
What if you are asleep ?
What if your radio or tv is not on ?

Here is a news report from our friend Natalie at the Weather Network.

Check out our website for a great selection of weather radios starting at $40.00

2012 Toronto International Boat Show

The month of January in Toronto marks an exciting time for boaters and on the water enthusiasts as the week long Toronto International Boat Show takes place between January 14th and 22nd 2012.  This year Radioworld will be leaving a big footprint on the show as we will be there with our biggest booth yet full of electronics and boating accessories!

You’ll find some of the best deals we have ever been able to offer on marine electronics.  We will have our expert staff on hand to answer all your questions and help you select the right electronics for your boat.

Some of the highlights that we will have on display include the Simrad NSS, Garmin auto-routing chartplotters, and Maretron NMEA2000 networking products.

Be sure to check out some of the seminars on NMEA2000 presented by Ken Harrison of Maretron and Robin Martel of Actisense to learn more about this awesome technology that makes boating even more enjoyable.

Be sure to come by the show and visit the Radioworld booth in Hall G, Booth 458

See you there…

-Lawren

Maretron WSO100 – Boat Show Preview

If you have been following this blog for any time now you have probably read about NMEA2000 at some point.  This networking system is revolutionizing the boating industry with its common connectors and inter-manufacturer connectivity.

Take a look at the Maretron WSO100 a complete weather station to add to your boat to keep on top of changing conditions while you are on the water.  Be sure to check it out at the Toronto International Boat Show starting January 14th 2012.

Here is a preview of what you can expect to see next week –> Maretron WSO100 Video

-Lawren

Update and Upgrade: Be Prepared

With water levels dropping in the Great Lakes these past two years, it may be time to update or upgrade your Chartplotter. Water level changes may result in repositioning or changes in navigation buoys, beacons and lights, not to mention changes in shoreline or shallow water depths.

For the latest in charts, check out Navionics or C-Map on our website.  We have all the latest software versions for your Chartplotters and GPS Fishfinders. Along with using your Chartplotter for navigation it is always a great idea to check your VHF for daily reports on chart datum. These reports are broadcast on the VHF weather channels multiple times a day (by the Coast Guard) and are to be recorded as a guide to your marine chart information. As an example this past summer the radio reports for Georgian Bay  detailed water levels to be .7′ below chart datum (1984). If you are not up to date on your charts, old data could result in serious problems.

If you have the DSC (Digital Selective Calling) feature on your VHF radio (mandatory on all new radios), it needs to be interfaced with your GPS. You will also have to get a Mobile Marine Service Identity (MMSI). The MMSI data includes all your boating identification such as your boat’s name, description, home port and owner info as well as your current GPS position. In the event of an emergency, the push of the red button will send all this information instantly to the Coast Guard and all stations.

Remember, for your own safety, ensure your VHF and GPS are interfaced and you register with Industry Canada for your MMSI number and then check our web site for all your electronic navigational needs. ‘Be Prepared’ by updating and upgrading should be top-of-mind!