New Icom M36 Handheld
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Icom launched the M36 radio, the next step in Icom’s lineup of military rugged marine handhelds. The M36 comes with Clear Audio Boost. It can adjust its own volume level to account for the surrounding noise level. It’s common to the auto-adjusting volume level feature found on radios in new cars, but the M36 automatically adjusts the transmit as well. For manual override, a “loud” button can be activated with one push, giving immediate full volume. The M36 has a real noise canceling microphone built in, and uses a Li-Ion battery, designed to give the user 8 hours of typical use on a single charge. Transmit power is 6 watts; to extend operating time the power level can be dropped down to 1 watt when needed.