Small and powerful best describes the Icom M88. It is waterproof, has a long lasting battery, and is compact in size. The M88 also has 22 channels that are designed for land use. This allows the users to be FCC compliant while using their radios for ship to shore needs. Features include: Auto WX scan and WX Alert function (U.S.A. version only), Simple Up/Down switches for operating channel selection, Instant access to Ch. 16 and Ch. 9 (or call channel), Simple add/delete TAG scanning operation, Powerful 5W output, 2 step power saver, 4 level battery indicator, and The self check function checks internal temperature, connected battery voltage (over voltage detection), and water intrusion.