5 Watt VHF with Float'n Flash and 12 Hours of Operation

Large Keys and Easy-to-Grip Design

5 W RF Output Power

700 mW Audio Output

More than 12 Hours* of Long-Lasting Operating Time (with BP-296)

* TX: RX: Standby = 5 : 5 : 90.

Channel History Function Stores the Last Five Channels Used for Easy Recall

Float'n Flash Function

The radio floats with a flashing LED light to help you retrieve it from the water.


Float'n Flash Function Movie

And More

  • IP57 dust-protection and waterproof protection (1 m depth of water for 30 minutes)
  • Low Battery Alert function
  • Voice Loud and Mute function enables to temporary maximize/mute the volume
  • AquaQuake™ function prevents audio degradation from a water-logged speaker
  • Dualwatch and Tri-Watch functions
  • Favorite Channel function
  • Instant access to channel 16 and the Call channel
  • BP-296 user replaceable Li-ion battery pack supplied
  • Weather channels with Weather Alert function


AUS Version
Frequency range TX 156.025–157.425 MHz
RX 156.300–162.000 MHz
Usable channel groups INT, USA, WX
Type of emission 16K0G3E
Current drain
(at 3.7 V DC)
TX 2.6 A/1.0 A
(5.0 W/1.0 W output)
RX 0.4 A/0.2 A
(Max. audio. Int. SP/Ext. SP)
temperature range
–10°C to +55°C
Antenna impedance 50 Ω
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
59.7 × 140.5 × 38.7 mm
Weight (approximate) 293 g
(with BP-296, antenna and belt clip)


AUS Version
Output power
5 W/1 W
Max. frequency deviation ±5.0 kHz
Frequency stability ±10 ppm
Spurious emissions 0.25 μW typical


AUS Version
(at 20 dB SINAD)
–4 dBμ emf typical
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) –5 dBμ emf typical
Adjacent channel selectivity 65 dB
Spurious response 65 dB
Intermodulation 65 dB
Hum and noise 40 dB
Audio output power
(at 10% distortion)
Internal SP 700 mW typical
( 8 Ω load)
External SP 200 mW typical
( 4 Ω load)

Measurements made in accordance with AS/NZS 4415.2-2003.(IC-M37E AUS Version)
All stated specifications are subject to change without not ice or obligation.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

MIL 810 G
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temperature 501.5 I, II
Low Temperature 502.5 I, II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain Blowing/Drip 506.5 I, III
Humidity 507.5 II
Salt Fog 509.5
Dust Blowing 510.5 I
Immersion 512.5 I
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I, IV

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D, -E and -F.

Applicable IP Rating

Ingress Protection Standard
Water IPX57 dust protection and waterproof protection


Supplied accessories

・    BP-296 battery pack
・    BC-235 desktop charger
・    BC-217SE/SV AC adapter*
・    FA-SC59V antenna
・    MB-133 belt clip
・    Hand strap
* May differ or not supplied, depending on the transceiver version.

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-M37E 2.13MB
Marine Products 20.67MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note