Compact and Lightweight

The IC-M85 is the most compact (W×H×D: 56 × 92 × 29 mm; 2.2 × 3.6 × 1.1 in) and lightweight (weight: 246 g; 8.7 oz (with BP-290, FA-SC58V, and MBB-3)) commercial grade marine and land mobile hybrid radio in the world*.

* As of November 2017, researched by Icom.


Covering 136–174 MHz

Land Mobile Frequency in addition to VHF marine channels, the IC-M85 covers 136–174 MHz land mobile channels. Up to 100 programmable channels are available for land mobile use. Each channel is programmable with CTCSS and DTCS tone.


700 mW Powerful Audio

Despite its compact body, the IC-M85 delivers 700 mW of loud audio. Clear communications are vital in noisy environments.


Private Conversation

The radio has a built-in Voice Scrambler and provides private communication between stations (32-code, compatible with UT-112 voice scrambler unit).


Automated Emergency Alarm

The IC-M85 has three emergency related functions: the MOB Alarm, Man Down and Lone Worker

functions. If one of these functions are activated, the radio automatically makes an emergency alarm.


Instant Operation

with Multi-Function Button Channel group changing (marine land mobile) or the scrambler function ON/OFF can be assigned in the multi-function button on the top panel*. The Keylock function can be activated by holding the button.

* Ask your dealer for details.


IP67 and MIL-STD Rugged Construction

The IC-M85 is built durable to endure 1 m submersion for 30 minutes and dust-tight protection.

The radio also passes MIL-STD-810 specifications.


  • ­AquaQuake™ prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
  • ­Internal VOX capability for hands-free operation
  • ­14 hours of long battery life (TX: RX: Standby=5:5:90.)
  • ­5 W output power (land mobile channels for USA: 2 W)
  • ­Weather channel receiving
  • ­The self-check function checks the internal temperature, and connected battery voltage (over voltage detection)
  • ­Monitor function ­Priority scan function
  • ­Dual/Tri-watch function for monitoring CH16 and/or call channel
  • ­Favorite channel function for quick access to often used channels