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.

 IC-M803 Product Brochure