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ICOM IC-M87ATEX (Maritime)
ICOM IC-M87ATEX (Maritime)

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Compact marine, tough PMR

ATEX Intrinsically Safe Type Approval

The IC-M87 ATEX and designated options are certified to the 94/9/EC ATEX Directive. It is suitable for use in hazardous areas where flammable gasses or liquids are used such as petroleum tankers and bulk cargo carrier.

Approved classes

The approved rating is II2G Ex ib IIA T3 Gb. 
Special conditions for use:
• Must be used with BP-227AX
Approved accessories:
• Speaker-microphone HM-138

When the transceiver is used in hazardous areas, either the jack cover or HM-138 must be attached to the connector. Ambient operating temperature: –20°C to +55°C

Please Note: The optional chargers are not approved as intrinsically safe.
Do not charge the BP-227AX in an explosive atmosphere.

IPX7, Waterproof Construction

The IC-M87 ATEX is built tough to withstand hazardous and unhospitable environments at sea and on land. Even if the IC-M87 ATEX is dropped into water, the IPX7 waterproof construction will protect it from harm (1m depth for 30 minutes). The compact and durable body also has been tested to US. military specifications (MIL-STD 810).

Li-Ion battery for long battery life

With the standard 1950mAh (typ.) Li-Ion battery pack, BP-227AX, the IC-M87 ATEX allows you up to 19 hours of operating time.*

* Typical operation; Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90.

22 programmable channels for PMR

The IC-M87 has 22 programmable channels reserved for PMR use (146–174MHz). Wide/narrow channel spacing is programmable for each channel, and CTCSS and DTCS signaling is built-in.

*Appropriate license will be required.

Built-in Voice Scrambler

The IC-M87 ATEX has a built-in 32 code voice scrambler. The voice scramble is compatible with the UT-112 which is adopted to some Icom marine radios.

Optional Waterproof Speaker-Microphone, HM-138

An optional waterproof speaker-microphone, HM-138, provides reliable operation, allowing you to wear the IC-M87 ATEX on your belt for added portable convenience.

Other features

  • Instant access to Ch. 16 and call channel
  • Simple add/delete TAG scanning
  • Monitor button opens squelch
  • 2 step power saver
  • Key lock function
  • Low battery indicator

Applicable gas and vapor types

Temp. T1: 450°C T2: 300°C T3: 200°C
Acetone, Ethane,
Ethylacetate, Ammonia,
Benzene, Acetic acid,
Carbon monoxide,
Methanol, Propane, Toluene
Ethyl alcohol,
i-amyl acetate,
n-butyl alcohol

* Please ensure the IC-M87 ATEX rating is acceptable for the intended place of use.