The M88 is compact and built tough to withstand hazardous and inhospitable environments at sea and on land. The JIS7 waterproof rating protects the radio, even if dropped in the water. Yacht customers prefer the M88 because of the 22 programmable land mobile channels, the optional swivel belt clip and the headset options. A push of a button changes the operating band between marine and land mobile channels.
|1950mAh Li-ion battery, up to 15 hours|
Typical operation; Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90
JIS7 1m depth for 30 minutes
Hazardous location classification:
|Nonincendive approved version available|
All controls are large and easy to use, and have been carefully designed and positioned to provide the simplest of user interfaces at all times on land or sea. Even when wearing gloves, the large buttons are easy to operate. In addition a large, clear backlit LCD and backlit buttons provide instant recognition of data and ensure reliable communication in any lighting conditions.
The M88 includes 22 programmable channels reserved for Land use (146–174MHz). CTCSS and DTCS signaling are built-in.
*Appropriate license will be required.
Nonincendive radios are incapable of generating thermal or electrical energy sufficient to ignite a volatile atmosphere under normal operating conditions-although sufficient energy for ignition could be generated under fault conditions. The M88 NI version can be used in hazardous locations stipulated under Class 1, Division 2 conditions of use approved by UL. Click here for information on differences between intrinsically safe and nonincendive radios.
|Usable channels||All U.S.A., International and Canadian channels;|
22 LMR channels plus 10 weather channels
25 kHz (16K0G3E)
25/12.5 kHz (16K0F3E/8K50F3E)
|Current drain (at 7.2V DC)|
Tx (at 5W output)
Rx (at AF max.)
|Operating temperature range|
|(except BP-227) |
-20°C to +60°C; -4°F to +140°F
-30°C to +60°C; -22°F to +140°F
|Antenna Impedance||50Ω (SMA)|
(Projections not included)
|62 × 97 × 39 mm; |
|Weight (approx.; with BP-227)||280g; 9.9oz|
|Output power (Hi/Mid/Low)||5/3/1W|
|Max. frequency deviation|
± 5.0 kHz
± 5.0/2.5 kHz
|Audio harmonic distortion||Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)|
|Spurious emissions||-70dBc typical|
|Adjacent channel power|
|Hum and noise ratio|
|Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD)||0.25µV typical|
|Squelch sensitivity||0.35µV typ. (at threshold)|
|Adjacent Channel Selectivity|
|Spurious response||70dB typical|
|Intermodulation Rejection||70dB typical|
|Hum and noise ratio|
|Audio output power||0.35W typical (at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load)|
Applicable U.S. Military Standards
|Standard||MIL 810 F|
|Low Pressure||500.4||I, II|
|High Temp.||501.4||I, II|
|Low Temp.||502.4||I, II|
Measurement made in accordance with TIA/EIA-603. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.