The Icom IC-92AD is a rugged 5 watt dualband HT with D-STAR built-in! Three RF power levels are available. It is built military tough. The IC-92AD (and optional HM-175GPS) have superior waterproof protection and is equivalent to IPX7 (1 meter underwater for 30 minutes). The aluminum diecast chassis and gasketsealed housing provide performance you can count on in harsh outdoor environments. Icom’s original wideband PA circuit and supplied lithium-ion battery pack provides 5 watts (typical) output power on both VHF and UHF bands. The supplied BP-256 provides up to 6/5.5 hours of operating time (Stand-by duty ratio= 1:1:8). When you do not need full power operation, you can reduce output power to 2.5/0.5/0.1 watts to conserve battery consumption. The 92AD features a multi-line, full dot-matrix display with simple bandscope. With this backlit display you cand see the alphanumeric channel name, bandscope, received message and position information, etc. You can even change the display setting to show frequency or memory name in the center of the display. The four cursor direction buttons on the keypad give you quick and intuitive access to many settings. The dual volume/channel knob provides convenient channel selection and volume control. And of course you have keypad entry. The built-in voice recorder (in DV mode only) records an incoming call for up to 30-seconds (or 15 sec. × 2 tracks, 10 sec. × 3 tracks). For automated outgoing calls, you can pre-record up to 10 seconds of your callsign and/or CQ message in the IC-92AD’s voice memory. The VFO-A receive range is 0.495-823.990, 849-868.990 and 894-999.990 MHz. The VFO-B receive range is 118-174 and 350-470 MHz. You get dualwatch receiver capability, allowing you to receive on two bands simultaneously (including the same band). By pushing and holding the [Main/Dual] button, you can easily turn dualwatch on and off, while a single press toggles the active VFO channels (A band/B band) (some frequency restrictions apply). Used with the GPS speaker-microphone, HM-175GPS, the IC-92AD shows your position data on the display and offers automatic position reporting in DV mode. The IC-92AD shows the direction to a received D-STAR station or to a memory stored with a compass-like display pointer. In addition, the GPS-A mode assists in easy D-PRS system operation. This abililty to transmit position data is perfect for search and rescue. Other features include: 1304 memory channels,, external DC power jack (10–16VDC), 10 channel DTMF memory (16-digit), Squelch disable function to monitor a weak signal, Built-in CTCSS/DTCS tone encoder and decoder (FM mode), Auto power save, power off and power on, 26 memory banks with selected bank and bank link scanning and 10dB attenuator. The IC-92AD comes with BP-256 Lithium Ion Battery, MB-111 belt clip, flexible SMA antenna, wrist strap and BC-167A wall charger.