The ICOM IC-M502 VHF radio provides great communicationsfeatures in a small, sleek package. Mounted flush in the consoleor cabin wall or on the included bracket, the 4" by 6"face of the unit offers easy access to back-lit command keys anddata on a wide LCD with full dot-matrix characters. The IC-M502comes with a Smart Speaker Mike for clear reception and transmission,as well as Digital Selective Calling (DSC) that can be activatedwith a spring-covered "distress" switch and sends aformatted distress alert. Available in black or white waterproofcase, the IC-M502 comes with a power cable and spare fuses andsells for $495. ICOM America; (425) 454-8155; www.icomamerica.com.