Radio is an important safety tool for all mariners who venture out on the water, whether offshore or on inland waterways. Knowing what radio to choose can be quite confusing because of the range of models and features available. Icom UK have put together an online guide and PDF checklist to guide you through some of the important considerations when choosing a VHF marine portable of fixed radio.
To help you make an informed decision before making your purchase, click on ‘Things to consider when choosing a VHF Marine Radio.'
Listed below is a selection of VHF Marine Radios, both handheld and vessel mounted, most can be programmed with private marine channels; however a copy of your licence or official letter of authority from the appropriate body MUST be produced prior to programming.