A VHF marine radio is essential for on the water communication, commercial mariners and boating enthusiasts alike. Icom offers a wide array of military-tough handheld and fixed mount radios, as well as AIS receivers, navigation systems and a GMDSS portable radio. Equipment includes long range, ship-to-shore, single side-band transceivers for worldwide communications and the best in shorter range VHF marine communications. Intuitive operation and IPX7 (or greater) waterproof construction are standard with every Icom AIS and marine transceiver. Icom pioneered the floating VHF marine radio, which started a new trend in the marine radio industry. Icom’s Float’n Flash technology provides a flashing light feature that activates when the radio hits the water, even if the power is off. In addition, Icom was the first manufacturer to produce handheld VHF marine transceivers that are not only submersible, but also have built-in GPS and Digital Selective Calling (DSC).