M506 VHF Marine Transceiver

  • Fixed Mount VHF and AIS Receiver Combo with NMEA 2000® Connectivity

    The M506 series gives customers the option of a full featured VHF fixed mount, radio with an integrated AIS receiver or radio with AIS plus NMEA 2000® connectivity. The M506 is packed full of features including ‘Last Call’ voice recording function, ‘Active Noise Cancelling’ technology plus Icom’s new intuitive menu-driven user interface and large dot matrix display making it really easy to use.

    NMEA Award M506
    Icom’s M506 has received the NMEA Best VHF Radio Product Award for 3 straight years 2014-2016.

    Output power:



     25W listen back hailer




     Optional external GPS/NAV interface NMEA 01833/NMEA 2000 depending on version

    Waterproof rating:



     Radio only with NMEA 0183
    Radio only with NMEA 0183/2000® (front or rear mic version)
    Radio with AIS receiver + NMEA 0183/2000® (front or rear mic versions)

    Integrated AIS receiver

    The M506’s with the integrated AIS receiver can show AIS vessel traffic information on the display. The AIS target call function allows you to easily set up an individual DSC call. The Plotter, Target list and Danger list can be toggled on the display.

    AIS Plotter
    AIS Plotter
    AIS Plotter
    AIS Target List
    AIS Plotter
    Channel and Position

    NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183 connectivity

    With the plug-and-play functionality of NMEA 2000, the M506 can easily connect to a NMEA 2000 network and interconnect with other equipment. Also the NMEA 0183 input/output can be used for external GPS/NAV interface.

    Section station option

    The optional COMMANDMIC, HM-195B/SW provides second station capability for using the M506 from a separate cabin or tower. Most functions including DSC and AIS functions can be controlled from the COMMANDMIC and can be used as an intercom between the radio and the COMMANDMIC.

    Additional features

    • Active noise cancelling
    • Last call voice recording saves the last two minutes of the last incoming call or start recording manually
    • Intuitive menue-driven user interface
    • Class D DSC (meets ITU-R M493-13)
      Learn how to register your DSC radio - Watch video  |  Download DSC Quick Guide
    • 15W audio output power with external speaker
    • Weather & alert channels
    • AquaQuake® draining function
    • 80dB (typical) IMD and channel selectivity