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IC-M506GE

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gps active noise canceller Waterproof DSC Built-in class D

Fixed Mount VHF and GPS/AIS Receiver Combo with NMEA 2000™ Connectivity

Integrated AIS Receiver

With an integrated AIS receiver, the IC-M506GE can show real-time AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up a DSC individual call. The Plotter, Target list and Danger list can be toggled on the display.

AIS plotter display
AIS plotter display
Target list example
Target list example

NMEA 2000™ Connectivity

With the plug-and-play functionality of NMEA 2000, the IC-M506GE can easily connect to a NMEA 2000 network. The M506GE 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 on the network. Using this function, the IC-M506GE can convert NMEA 0183 GPS data to NMEA 2000 data for other equipment.

Last Call Voice Recording

The last call voice recording function automatically saves the last two minutes of the last incoming call. You can replay 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 transmitting signal. The function OFF setting is also possible.

Intuitive Menu-Driven User Interface

Functions menu
Functions menu
The intuitive software key functions provide easy and fast operation to control the multiple functions of the IC-M506GE. The bottom line of the dot-matrix display shows the software key functions which can be toggled with the left and right buttons.


25W Two-Way Hailer

When connected to the optional horn speaker, SP-37, you can talk with crews on the deck or shore from the radioís microphone and can hear any reply via the horn speaker. The RX hailer function allows you to monitor the received audio from the horn speaker. The built-in 25 W amplifier increases your talk power, making it loud and clear.

Built-in Horn (Automatic & Manual)

Four horn patterns are selectable for the automatic horn function when it is connected to the optional SP-37 horn speaker.

ITU Class D DSC (Meets ITU-R M493-14)

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 request and DSC test calls. Up to 100 DSC address IDs can be programmed.

GPS Receiver Built-in

Supplied GPS antenna (5 m)
Supplied GPS antenna (5 m)
A built-in GPS receiver with external antenna provides your location, bearing and speed by using information from GPS and GLONASS. The acquired position information can be used for DSC calls.


IPX8 Advanced Waterproof

The IC-M506GE and supplied HM-205B microphone can withstand 1m (3.2ft) depth of water for 60 minutes.

Other Features

  • 15W audio output power (with external speaker)
  • AquaQuake™ draining function
  • Optional voice scrambler, UT-112/A for private conversation
  • MA-500TR AIS transponder and MarineCommander™ compatible

Supplied accessories

  • Hand hanger
  • DC power cable
  • Mounting bracket kit
  • GPS antenna

Rear panel view

Front Microphone version



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