Icom IC-M73 01 Handheld VHF Marine Radio, 6 Watts

icom IC-M73 handheld marine radio

ICOM IC-M73 is the bigger brother of the ICOM M36 and offers options found only in high end two way marine radios. The design has been tweaked for better ergonomics without sacrificing the durability and functionality of the radio. This model has a very bright high intensity LCD display with wide viewing angle. With a built in BTL (bridge-tied load), the radio's speaker is capable of delivering a very clear and powerful 700mW audio output. Never miss a call with automatic one minute recording for incoming calls. The built in antenna is capable of 6W output, which is pretty much the max for handheld radios. We also like its battery life, which is rated at 17 hours of operation under normal conditions. 

Some of the features include:

  • 6 Watts RF output power 
  • 700mW Loud Audio built in
  • USA/Internationa/Canada Channels
  • Submirsible, IPX8 rated
  • AquaQuake water draining function
  • 4 level battery indicator
  • Large LCD display
  • Built in 2000mAh Li-ion battery
  • Dual/Tri-watch function for monitoring Channel 16
  • Tri-Watch
  • Floats
  • Charger and belt clip included
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty
  • Dimensions - 2.07 x 4.92 x 1.18 inches

But what do actual users say about this radio? Are they actually happy with their purchase? Let’s find out the pros, cons and what reviewers are saying about this radio. Below are the most common pros and cons that people have stated in their reviews on Amazon.

  • 4.3 out of 5 Stars
  • 37 Total Customer reviews
  • 78% of Customers Rated the Radio 5 Stars
  • Large Easy to Read Display
  • Great battery life
  • Reliable
  • Somewhat expensive
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