Icom M801E & M802 marine SSB transceiver

Which marine SSB!

6300When it comes to purchasing a marine MF/HF (SSB) transceiver the choice is a little limited.

The reason for this is that marine equipment needs to meet the relevant type approval standards and marine radios (both VHF and HF) have to meet the GMDSS requirements.

Here in Europe marine radios being sold today must be complaint to the European Radio equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) directive.

Due to some strange and bizarre EU regulations there currently no manufacturer of marine MF/HF (SSB) equipment that wants to produce a Class 'E' MF/HF (SSB) transceiver for the non-solas leisure market that meets the R&TTE directive. It is all part of the R&TTE 'New Approach' directive - basically produce a standard and see if manufacturers can meet it!

Transceivers that meet the R&TTE directive are available for SOLAS vessels but only operating on 24 volts and are available from companies like Furuno and Sailor , they come with a very large price tag.


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MF/HF (SSB) Installation

The components required for a MF/HF (SSB) installation are:-
  1. Marine MF/HF (SSB) Transceiver 2 MHz to 27.5 MHz
  2. Marine Ariel Tuner Unit (ATU) 2MHz to 27.5 MHz
  3. Coax cable (RG-213) between transceiver at ATU
  4. Control cable between transceiver at ATU
  5. HF Antenna (7 meter whip or backstay)
  6. Mounting bracket for HF antenna
  7. High voltage GTO15 type cable between ATU and HF antenna
  8. HF DSC watch antenna

Note: The antenna starts at the ATU and therefore the ATU should be mounted at the base of the antenna and kept well clear of other electrical equipment and cables.

Icom Marine MF/HF (SSB) transceiver

Icom produce the M801E and M802 marine MF/HF (SSB) transceivers.
The Icom M801E met the old R&TTE directive, it does not meet the latest directive and is no longer available.
The M802 never met the R&TTE directive but is the only 12 volts marine MF/HF (SSB) available.

The Icom M801/2 transceivers both deploy Digital Signal Processor technology offers a high level of communications performance while at sea.

Icom M801EThe ICOM M801/2 can be used for: -
  • Distress and Safety communications with coastguard
  • Talking to other yachtsmen
  • Monitoring for DSC calls
  • Sending and receiving email via SSB - requires pactor modem and PC.
  • Receiving worldwide short-wave radio broadcasts
    • BBC world service
  • Receiving global weather broadcasts
    • Fax, RTTY, Navtex - requires PC and software
  • Receive 500 kHz to 30000 kHz
  • Transmits on all MF/HF marine bands
  • Operation mode USB-J3E, AM-H3E, CW-J2A & FSK-F1B.
  • 1195 channels
  • 125 watts power PEP output
  • Supply 12 or 24 volts options
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to eliminate noise and interference
  • Built in DSC meeting GMDSS requirements class E DSC for non-SOLAS regulated vessels.
  • Auxiliary socket for connection to SCS Pactor modem
  • ICOM AT141 antenna tuning unit (ATU)


Built-in digital selective calling (DSC), Class E

DSC distress butonThe M801E and M802 offers the ability to make and receive the following DSC calls via HF SSB radio:-
  • Distress alert
  • Distress relay
  • Urgency
  • Safety
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Test calls

The advantage of DSC via HF SSB is that calls can be made over a far greater range than can be achieved using VHF DSC.

ICOM M801E GMDSS Class 'E' MF/HF Transceiver

  • The ICOM M801E is designed for the marine environment and suitable for installation on non-SOLAS vessels (leisure craft) and is one of the best marine MF/HF (SSB) transceivers ideal for installation on a small vessel.
  • The M801E is housed in a robust housing with heavy duty connectors, ideal for the marine environment.
  • The M801E as an internal DC to DC converter which allows for better voltage stability and reduces the possibility of Galvanic corrosion .
  • The M801E is a compliant class 'E' DSC unit offering a full range of DSC features
  • The M801E is a large heat sink with no holes or fans, making it ideal for the marine environment.

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ICOM-M802 MF/HF Transceiver

  • The ICOM M802 is a MF/HF (SSB) transceiver housed in a non-water resistant housing.
  • DC 12 volt power is connected directly to the transceiver
  • The M802 uses a cooling fan to keep cool, blowing air across circuit board and other components
    • Not ideal in the marine environment.
    • Can suffer from corrosion

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ICOM M801 v M802


Although the M801E and M802 look the same that is where the difference finishes.

The M801 is housed in a more robust housing with heavy duty connectors, ideal for the marine environment.

The M801 as an internal DC to DC converter which allows for better voltage stability and reduces the possibility of Galvanic corrosion .

By using the latest DSP technology, the M801E has better receiver performance.
The M801E is a fully compliant class 'E' DSC unit offering a full range of DSC features compared with the M802 limited range of DSC functions.


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Icom M802

The Icom M802 MF/HF transceiver from SailCom Marine comes programed with all UK coastguards MF frequenices and MMSI number along with European simplex frequencies and DSC ship to ship frequencies.
But only from SailCom Marine http://www.sailcom.co.uk/m802

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Icom M802 marine MF/HF (SSB) transceiver

ICOM M802 DSC MF/HF Transceiver

The Icom M802 is a marine MF/HF (SSB) transceiver manufactured by Icom.
  • The ICOM M802 is the only 12 volt marine MF/HF (SSB) transceiver on the market.

    Due to some strange and bizarre EU regulations the ICOM M802 is not CE approved, but is the ONLY 12 volts marine MF/HF (SSB) radio on the market.

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Built-in digital selective calling (DSC), Class E

DSC distress butonThe IC-M802 meets Class E standards for non-SOLAS vessels and is ideal for fitting to the average yacht.
The M802 offers the ability to make and receive the following DSC calls via HF SSB radio:-
  • Distress alert
  • Distress relay
  • Urgency
  • Safety
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Test calls

The advantage of DSC via HF SSB is that calls can be made over a far greater range than can be achieved using VHF DSC.

ICOM M802 system overview

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PURCHASE YOUR ICOM M802 FROM SAILCOM MARINE

Due to bizarre EU laws the Icom M802 does not meet EU conformity
There is NO 12 volts marine MF/HF SSB transceiver that meets EU conformity!


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Icom M801E marine SSB transceiver

ICOM M801E GMDSS Class 'E' MF/HF Transceiver

The Icom M801E was marine SSB transceiver manufactured by Icom.
The transceiver deploying Digital Signal Processor technology offers a high level of communications performance while at sea.

Due to bizarre EU laws the Icom M801E is no longer available.

  • The ICOM M801E is designed for the marine environment and suitable for installation on non-SOLAS vessels (leisure craft) and is one of the best marine SSB transceivers ideal for installation on a small vessel.
  • The M801E is housed in a robust housing with heavy duty connectors, ideal for the marine environment.
  • The M801E as an internal DC to DC converter which allows for better voltage stability and reduces the possibility of Galvanic corrosion .
  • The M801E is a ITU compliant class 'E' DSC unit offering a full range of DSC features
  • The M801E is a large heat sink with no holes or fans, making it ideal for the marine environment.

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Built-in digital selective calling (DSC), Class E

DSC distress butonThe IC-M801E meets Class E standards for non-SOLAS vessels and is ideal for fitting to the average yacht.
The M801E and M802 offers the ability to make and receive the following DSC calls via HF SSB radio:-
  • Distress alert
  • Distress relay
  • Urgency
  • Safety
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Test calls

The advantage of DSC via HF SSB is that calls can be made over a far greater range than can be achieved using VHF DSC.

Icom M802 marine MF/HF (SSB) transceiver

ICOM M710MF/HF Transceiver

The Icom M710 is an old marine MF/HF (SSB) transciever manaufactured by Icom.
  • The ICOM M710 is no longer available but are around on the secondhand market

Icom IC7200 MF/HF (SSB) transceiver

Icom HF transceiver for general purpose HF transceivers

Rugged construction and with waterproof front panel the IC-7200 is designed to be one of the most practical rigs available and is built to the traditions of high quality engineering expected from Icom.
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Icom IC718 MF/HF (SSB) transceiver

Icom HF transceiver for general purpose HF transceivers

The IC-718 is a entry level low cost easy to use general purpose HF transceivers
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