The IC-M506 is packed full of features including integrated AIS receiver, NMEA2000 connectivity, ‘Last Call’ voice recording function, ‘Active Noise Cancelling’ technology plus Icom’s new intuitive menu-driven user interface and large dot matrix display making it really easy to use.
Integrated AIS Receiver
The M506’s with the integrated AIS receiver can show AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up an individual DSC call. The Plotter, Target list and Danger list can be toggled on the display.
A typical installation will connect to your chart plotter using the NMEA2000™ protocol for AIS data transfer. This allows you to overlay received AIS data onto your chart plotter from your radio.
NMEA 0183 is used to interface GPS position data and received DSC information with your chart plotter. The IC-M506EURO can receive and transmit GPS (position, course (COG) and speed (SOG)), AIS report and DSC call information data and transmit radio frequency and PGN list data over the NMEA network.
Last Call Voice Recording
The last call voice recording function automatically saves the last two minutes of the last incoming call. You can re¬play the received call, and not miss any incoming call.
Active Noise Cancelling
Using digital signal processing technology, the built-in bidirectional active noise cancelling provides superb performance. It reduces background noise to up to 90% in the received signal and 30% fixed in the transmit¬ting signal. The function OFF setting is also possible.
Intuitive Menu-Driven User Interface
The intuitive software key functions provide easy and fast operation to control the multiple functions of the IC-M506EURO. The bottom line of the dot-ma¬trix display shows the software key functions which can be toggled with the left and right buttons.
25W Two-Way Hailer
When connected to an external hailer horn, you can talk to people on the deck or shore from the radio’s mi¬crophone and can hear people’s reply via the hailer speaker. The RX hailer function allows you to monitor the received audio from the hailer horn. 25W amplifier increases your talk power making your communication loud and clear.
Built-in Horn (Automatic & Manual)
Foghorn feature is built-in via the external Hailer horn. Four horn patterns are selectable for the automatic horn function.
ITU Class D DSC (Meets ITU-R M493-13)
The built-in DSC watch function monitors Ch. 70 (DSC channel) activity, even while you are receiving another channel. DSC functions include: distress, individual, group, all ships, urgency, safety, position request/report, polling re¬quest and DSC test calls. Up to 100 DSC address IDs can be programmed.
Rear Microphone Version*
With this version, the microphone connector is drawn from the rear panel and a 6.1m (20ft) microphone extension cable i s supplied to allow you clean and neat panel installation.
* Ask your dealer for details.
IPX8 Advanced Waterproof
The IC-M506EURO and supplied HM-205B/RB microphone can withstand 1m (3.2ft) depth of water for 60 minutes.