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ICOM M803 SSB Marine Radio

Original price was: $4,043.00.Current price is: $2,699.95.

Class E DSC MF/HF Radio wtih Wide Viewing Angle Color TFT LCD
Reliable Distant Communication Beyond the Horizon
The M803 is the long range digital communication radio for any cruiser. Reach both marine and ham frequencies with the Class E DSC MF/HF certification. It is packed with features to keep users safe such as a distress call button, audio replay, GPS and more. The intuitive interface of the color TFT display and the similarity of the user interface of the M605 allows for easy operation between the two radios. The M803 also includes an advanced RF direct simple sampling system that improves higher receiver sensitivity and higher quality audio.

Output Power:

150W

Frequencies:

0.5-29.99 MHz

Channels:

830 (160 programmable, 72 ITU SSN duplex, 249 ITU SSB simplex, 193 ITU FSK duplex, 160 email)

Waterproof:

IPX7 (controller only)

GPS:

Built-in

Features:

4.3 inch Wide Viewing Angle Color TFT Display
The 4.3 inch color TFT display provides an almost 180 degree very wide viewing angle and displays high resolution characters and function icons. Even when the radio is installed on the instrumental panel, the operator can clearly see the display information from various viewing angles. The night mode display ensures good readability in low light conditions.  Integrated speaker eliminates need to install a separate speaker.

Distress Button for Emergency
If in an emergency situation, the large independent Distress button enables you to immediately send
an automated digital Distress signal, with GPS coordinates, to call for help from other ships or coast stations.

Built-in DSC Watch-Keeping Receiver (Class-E DSC)
The dedicated DSC watch-keeping receiver continuously scans the six distress channels in rotation. A total of 100 MMSI num- bers (75 Individual and 25 Group) for DSC calls can be stored with a 10-character ID name. When you receive a DSC call, while you are in process with another DSC call, the IC-M803 can hold both DSC procedures to switch between the DSC calls with the Multiple Task Mode function.

Two Minutes Instant Replay Memory
The Instant Replay function automatically saves the received audio. You can replay the received audio, and not miss any incoming calls.

Advanced RF Direct Sampling System
Received RF signals are directly converted to digital signals and processed in the Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), mak- ing it possible to simplify circuit construction. It also improves receiver sensitivity, and audio clarity over conventional radio systems.

Integrated GPS Receiver

The GPS receiver is integrated into the IC-M803. Your position data, course, speed and UTC data can be received with a simple connection to the supplied GPS
antenna. The position data can be output from the NMEA 0183 output port for use with other devices.

Intuitive User Interface
A combination of the large main dial and software keys at the bottom of the display, provides simple operation and easy access to often used functions. The ten-key pad enables you to smoothly enter channel numbers, MMSI numbers with ID names and so on. In addition, one of software key functions can be as- signed to the microphone’s programmable button for quick access.

Ready for HF E-mail Operation
The IC-M803 can be set to memorize your HF e-mail access frequency, mode and bandwidth setting into the e-mail channels. Up to 160 e-mail frequency channels, and connection terminals for a PC and e-mail modem are available.

Please ask Sea-Tech Systems about E-Mail options

Other Features

150 W (PEP) of powerful RF output
Optional AT-140 automatic antenna tuner (Requires updated OPC1465 Control Cable)
IPX7 waterproof remote controller head
0.5–29.999 MHz continuous receiver coverage
Matching design with the IC-M605 VHF marine transceiver
NMEA 0183 Version 4.10 data input/output (4800–38400 bps)
Built-in voice scrambler function (Availability depends on the version)

Specifications

General

Frequency coverage
Rx
Tx
DSC

500 kHz–29.9999 MHz (Continuous)
1.6–2.9999, 4.0–4.9999, 6.0–6.9999,
8.0–8.9999, 12.0–13.9999, 16.0–17.9999,
18.0–19.9999, 22.0–22.9999, 25.0–27.5000 MHz
2.1875, 4.2075, 6.3120, 8.4145, 12.5770, 16.8045 MHz

Mode
Tx/Rx
DSC

J3E (USB, LSB),
J2B (AFSK),
F1B (FSK),
A1A (CW),
H3E* (AM) (* H3E receive only)
J2B

Antenna impedance
50Ω (unbalanced)

Usable temperature range
-20°C to +55°C, -4°F to +131°F

Frequency stability
Tx/Rx
DSC

±10 Hz (below 29.999 MHz)
±10 Hz

Power supply requirement
13.6V DC ±15% (Negative ground)

Current drain (at 13.6V DC)
Receive
Transmit

Less than 3.0 A (Maximum audio output)
30A (Maximum output power)

Dimensions (Projections not included)
Main unit
Controller

240 × 94 × 238 mm, 9.4 × 3.7 × 9.4 in (W × H × D)
274 × 114 × 86 mm, 10.8 × 4.5 × 3.4 in (W × H × D)

Weight
Main unit
Controller
4.41 kg, 9.7 lb (approximate)
760 g, 1.7 lb (approximate)

Transmitter

Output power
150, 100, 60, 20 W PEP (selectable)

Spurious emissions
Less than -62 dB (Peak output power)

Carrier suppression
More than 40 dB (Peak output power)

Unwanted sideband suppression
More than 55 dB
(Peak output powerwith 1500 Hz AF Input)

Microphone impedance
600Ω

Receiver

Sensitivity at 20 dB SINAD

J3E, A1A
0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
30 dBμV emf
13 dBμV emf
8 dBμV emf

J2B, F1B
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
4 dBμV emf
–1 dBμV emf

H3E
0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–3.9999 MHz
44 dBμV emf
30 dBμV emf
24 dBμV emf

Sensitivity at 10 dB S/N

J3E, A1A
0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
16 dBμV
–1 dBμV
–6 dBμV

J2B, F1B
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
–10 dBμV
–15 dBμV

H3E
0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–3.9999 MHz
30 dBμV
16 dBμV
10 dBμV

DSC Sensitivity (J2B)
6 dBμV emf (at 20 dB SINAD)
–8 dBμV (at 10 dB S/N

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Add commonly needed accessories

ICOM AT-140 Automatic Antenna Tuner

Automatic antenna tuner, MFG# AT-140, Matches the transceiver to a long wire or whip antenna with little insertion loss. Cable connections are easy to install.

For M700PRO, M710, M802 and M803.

ICOM OPC1465 Shielded Control Cable for M803 and AT-140 Tuner

Shielded Control Cable , MFG# OPC1465, shielded control cable connects between AT-140 and M803, 10m (32.8ft).
 

KISS-SSB Ground Plane for HF Radio

A proper ground plane is key to getting the most out of your SSB Radio. The KISS marine SSB ground plane will maximize the performance of your SSB without underwater holes in the hull or unnecessary wiring.
The KISS-SSB is a US Patented marine SSB ground plane system. This Icom-endorsed principle is the one and only complete antenna counterpoise system.  It does not require any holes under the water-line in the hull for a bronze plate, copper foil, or copper mesh. The system has many feet of exact length wire radials built in.
Unlike other ground plane systems, the KISS is simple to install.  Simply attach one end to your SSB radio, and uncoil the remaining wire anywhere convenient, such as in the bilge.  That's all there is to it - your KISS is ready to go.  Eliminates possible ground loops also!
After a normal installation time of less than thirty minutes, the KISS-SSB is completely maintenance free.  Unlike the bronze plate that requires constant cleaning, and the copper foil that is subject to constant corroding, the KISS-SSB lets you simply enjoy paradise!

Specifications:KISS-SSB(TM)

Radial Counterpoise Grounding System for Marine or Land use.

This heavy duty performer is designed primarily for boats using HF SSB marine bands. Input power up to 500 watts. Copper conductors are permanently sealed in durable PVC tubing.

All copper conductors. Stainless Steel 5/16 Ring Terminal. Heavy duty 47 inch 10 AWG Marine tinned copper lead connection. Tested with 1.2 to 1 or better SWR on SSB HF frequencies. Tested with 1.2 to 1 or better on 2mhz through 29mhz Ham freq.

Tested with 1.2 to 1 or better on Winlink and Sailmail frequencies.

Technical Specifications:

Frequency: 2-30 MHz HF frequencies with tuner
Radial housing length: 9’ 10”SWR: 1.5 to 1 or better

Impedance: (Ohms): N/A
Connecting lead length 47 inches
Max Input (Watts): 500DC
Ground: N/A 
Termination: One end termination 5/16 ring terminal
Weight 3.5 pounds
Polarization: N/A
Radiation pattern: Omni-directional

Works great with Icom M803 HF/SSB Marine Radio, AT140 Tuner, and GAM's Split-Lead Antenna

GAM/McKim HF-SSB Split Lead Antenna for Sailboats

The GAM/McKim split lead single side band antenna is a favorite amongst sail boaters because it eliminates the need for backstay insulators forever. The split lead antenna simply press fits onto your existing backstay wire with no special tools or equipment required. The GAM/McKim is secured at the base by a hard grade plastic T clamp and requires a back stay length of at least 34 feet.

Communications Expert Gordon West Reports, “I have done numerous SSB ham and marine radio checks with this system and have found no discernible signal losses, even when used with a well-grounded backstay aboard a steel-hulled vessel.” The Split Lead antenna’s. . .”twin radiating elements. . .bang out a signal as if they were suspended in mid-air.” – from Sail Magazine’s “Ask Sail” column, October 2005.

Click here to download a PDF of product features.
Safety     
The split lead antenna installation requires no alteration of the backstay thus preserving full mechanical integrity of the backstay wire. All RF elements of the antenna are fully insulated eliminating the possibility of the shock hazard posed by the bare wire connection in conventional backstay antennas.
Ease of Installation
No cutting, no swaging, no measuring, no special tools, no special skills required. Simply press fit the GAM/McKim over the existing backstay wire, clamp at bottom and secure in place with included Zip-Ties.  Click here for installation instructions.
Performance
Active elements are designed for RF, meaning they are more conductive than the stainless steel backstay wire. Lead wire connections are waterproof and electrically sound. The antenna’s insulated housing reduces precipitation static, often associated with heavy squalls and thunderstorms.
Stowage and Portability
The Split Lead antenna can be coiled up to a diameter of approximately 26” for ease of storage. It can be easily removed when the mast or backstay require work and can readily be transferred from one vessel to another.
Durability
The outer housing is very durable, resistant to weathering and, since it is under no mechanical stress, should last for many years in the marine environment.
Cost
The GAM/McKim Split Lead Antenna is priced to compete with conventional backstay insulators (including swaging costs) and less expensive than many insulators utilizing reusable terminals.

Metz DSC Antenna Kit. Includes 30-foot Coax Cable with PL259 connectors.

Add DSC functionality to your SSB Radio, and be able to bring help in an emergency. Simple installation, with all mounts, cables, and connectors included

GAM SS-2 HF-WeatherFax Antenna

  • Hand-wound loading coil is factory tuned and tested to insure peak performance at a specified frequency
  • Stainless steel coil housing
  • Coil is hermetically sealed to prevent moisture damage
  • No ground plane required
  • L-Bracket Included!

Optional 30ft PL259 Cable Available, check add it below before adding to card.

Add ADAP Mounting adapter to fit on standard 1″-14 threaded pipe mounts – Durable adapter for standard marine antenna mounts.

Go to our Marine SSB page to see all our Marine SSB products and packages

Flush Mount Kit for M506/M605/M802

Flush Mount Kit-Stainless Steel, MFG# MB132, for M324, M424 and M506 VHFs

Description

Class E DSC MF/HF Radio wtih Wide Viewing Angle Color TFT LCD

Reliable Distant Communication Beyond the Horizon

The M803 is the long range digital communication radio for any cruiser. Reach both marine and ham frequencies with the Class E DSC MF/HF certification. It is packed with features to keep users safe such as a distress call button, audio replay, GPS and more. The intuitive interface of the color TFT display and the similarity of the user interface of the M605 allows for easy operation between the two radios. The M803 also includes an advanced RF direct simple sampling system that improves higher receiver sensitivity and higher quality audio.

Output Power:

150W

Frequencies:

0.5-29.99 MHz

Channels:

830 (160 programmable, 72 ITU SSN duplex, 249 ITU SSB simplex, 193 ITU FSK duplex, 160 email)

Waterproof:

IPX7 (controller only)

GPS:

Built-in

Features:

4.3 inch Wide Viewing Angle Color TFT Display

The 4.3 inch color TFT display provides an almost 180 degree very wide viewing angle and displays high resolution characters and function icons. Even when the radio is installed on the instrumental panel, the operator can clearly see the display information from various viewing angles. The night mode display ensures good readability in low light conditions.  Integrated speaker eliminates need to install a separate speaker.

icom m803 day and night screen modes

Distress Button for Emergency

If in an emergency situation, the large independent Distress button enables you to immediately send
an automated digital Distress signal, with GPS coordinates, to call for help from other ships or coast stations.

Built-in DSC Watch-Keeping Receiver (Class-E DSC)

The dedicated DSC watch-keeping receiver continuously scans the six distress channels in rotation. A total of 100 MMSI num- bers (75 Individual and 25 Group) for DSC calls can be stored with a 10-character ID name. When you receive a DSC call, while you are in process with another DSC call, the IC-M803 can hold both DSC procedures to switch between the DSC calls with the Multiple Task Mode function.

icom m803 dsc watch screen

Two Minutes Instant Replay Memory

The Instant Replay function automatically saves the received audio. You can replay the received audio, and not miss any incoming calls.

Advanced RF Direct Sampling System

Received RF signals are directly converted to digital signals and processed in the Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), mak- ing it possible to simplify circuit construction. It also improves receiver sensitivity, and audio clarity over conventional radio systems.

Integrated GPS Receiver 

The GPS receiver is integrated into the IC-M803. Your position data, course, speed and UTC data can be received with a simple connection to the supplied GPS
antenna. The position data can be output from the NMEA 0183 output port for use with other devices.

icom m803 gps info screen

Intuitive User Interface

A combination of the large main dial and software keys at the bottom of the display, provides simple operation and easy access to often used functions. The ten-key pad enables you to smoothly enter channel numbers, MMSI numbers with ID names and so on. In addition, one of software key functions can be as- signed to the microphone’s programmable button for quick access.

Ready for HF E-mail Operation

The IC-M803 can be set to memorize your HF e-mail access frequency, mode and bandwidth setting into the e-mail channels. Up to 160 e-mail frequency channels, and connection terminals for a PC and e-mail modem are available.

  • Please ask Sea-Tech Systems about E-Mail options

Other Features

  • 150 W (PEP) of powerful RF output
  • Optional AT-140 automatic antenna tuner (Requires updated OPC1465 Control Cable)
  • IPX7 waterproof remote controller head
  • 0.5–29.999 MHz continuous receiver coverage
  • Matching design with the IC-M605 VHF marine transceiver
  • NMEA 0183 Version 4.10 data input/output (4800–38400 bps)
  • Built-in voice scrambler function (Availability depends on the version)

Specifications

General
Frequency coverage

Rx

Tx

DSC

 

500 kHz–29.9999 MHz (Continuous)

1.6–2.9999, 4.0–4.9999, 6.0–6.9999,

8.0–8.9999, 12.0–13.9999, 16.0–17.9999,

18.0–19.9999, 22.0–22.9999, 25.0–27.5000 MHz

2.1875, 4.2075, 6.3120, 8.4145, 12.5770, 16.8045 MHz

Mode

Tx/Rx

DSC

J3E (USB, LSB),
J2B (AFSK),
F1B (FSK),
A1A (CW),
H3E* (AM) (* H3E receive only)
J2B
Antenna impedance 50Ω (unbalanced)
Usable temperature range -20°C to +55°C, -4°F to +131°F
Frequency stability

Tx/Rx

DSC

 

±10 Hz (below 29.999 MHz)

±10 Hz

Power supply requirement 13.6V DC ±15% (Negative ground)
Current drain (at 13.6V DC)

Receive

Transmit

 

Less than 3.0 A (Maximum audio output)

30A (Maximum output power)

Dimensions (Projections not included)

Main unit
Controller

 

240 × 94 × 238 mm, 9.4 × 3.7 × 9.4 in (W × H × D)
274 × 114 × 86 mm, 10.8 × 4.5 × 3.4 in (W × H × D)

Weight
Main unit
Controller
4.41 kg, 9.7 lb (approximate)
760 g, 1.7 lb (approximate)
Transmitter
Output power 150, 100, 60, 20 W PEP (selectable)
Spurious emissions Less than -62 dB (Peak output power)
Carrier suppression More than 40 dB (Peak output power)
Unwanted sideband suppression More than 55 dB
(Peak output powerwith 1500 Hz AF Input)
Microphone impedance 600Ω
Receiver
Sensitivity at 20 dB SINAD
J3E, A1A 0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
30 dBμV emf
13 dBμV emf
8 dBμV emf
J2B, F1B 1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
4 dBμV emf
–1 dBμV emf
H3E 0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–3.9999 MHz
44 dBμV emf
30 dBμV emf
24 dBμV emf
Sensitivity at 10 dB S/N
J3E, A1A 0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
16 dBμV
–1 dBμV
–6 dBμV
J2B, F1B 1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–29.9999 MHz
–10 dBμV
–15 dBμV
H3E 0.5–1.5999 MHz
1.6–1.7999 MHz
1.8–3.9999 MHz
30 dBμV
16 dBμV
10 dBμV
DSC Sensitivity (J2B) 6 dBμV emf (at 20 dB SINAD)
–8 dBμV (at 10 dB S/N)
–6 dBμV emf (at 1% BER)
Spurious response
Tx/RxDSC
 

More than 70 dB
(0.5–29.9999 MHz)

More than 70 dB

 

Audio output power 4.0W at 10% distortion with a 4Ω load
Clarity variable range ±150 Hz

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Applicable IP Rating

Ingress Protection Standard
Remote controller IPX7 (1m depth water for 30 minutes)

Supplied Accessories

  • Remote controller
  • DC power cable
  • Mounting bracket kits
  • Remote control cable (5 m, 16.4 ft)
  • GPS antenna (5m, 16.4 ft cable)
  • ACC plugs
  • Microphone, HM-214H
  • Microphone hanger
  • Spare fuses

M803 Optional Accessories:

  • AT-140 Automatic Antenna Tuner
  • OPC-1465 Shielded Tuner Control Cable for M803 and AT140
  • MB-75 Flush Mount Bracket Kit for Remote Controller

 

Additional information

Weight 19.4 lbs
Dimensions 19 × 15 × 7 in
Brand

ICOM

Custom SSB Channel List

Courtesy of Gary Jensen, Dockside Radio

dockside radio dealer channel list page 1

dockside radio dealer channel list page 2