And yes, it floats too!

Continuing the legacy of the IC-M34, the IC-M36 floats back up to the surface if dropped overboard, even if the optional speaker microphone, HM-165, is attached.

LOUD button

When you need an instant “boost” in the volume, a simple push of the “LOUD” button gives you full volume immediately. In addition, holding the “LOUD” button mutes the audio output.

Noise cancelling microphone

The sub-microphone on the rear panel inverts phase and cancels out ambient noise from the main microphone. As a result, the IC-M36 reduces the affect of background noise (particularly trebly noise) from the transmitted signal and makes it easier to catch voice communication.

Automatic volume adjustment

When in an engine room or high noise environment, the sub-microphone detects the ambient noise and the IC-M36 automatically increases the volume output to suit the surrounding environment.

Low power consumption

Although the IC-M36 delivers a high 6W RF output and 700mW audio output, its current saving circuit offers a practical 8 hours* of operating time with the supplied 980mAh (typ.) Lithium-Ion battery pack.
* Typical operation with Tx (Hi): Rx: standby=5:5:90

Large buttons and slim dimensions

Thanks to the large, easy-to-operate buttons, the IC-M36 provides intuitive operation. A pinched-waist slender body makes it easy to hold and carry the radio, and is surprisingly compact for a floating radio.

Other features

  • IP57 dust protection and waterproof (1 m; 3.3 ft depth of water for 30 minutes) construction
  • Dual/Tri-watch functions
  • Weather channel with weather alert
  • 4-step battery life indicator
  • Auto scan function
  • Instant access to Ch 16 or Ch 9
The noise cancellation can produce little or no effect in some conditions depending on type of noise, or the position and distance between the noise source and the microphone, etc. The noise cancellation does not work when an optional external speaker-microphone is connected.