The new ICOM IC-M424 fixed-mount VHF radio combines active-noise-canceling and Class D DSC technology into a compact package with a new soft-key user interface, which translates to fewer button pushes than traditional menu-driven models. The M424 features 25 watts of power and 10-watt loudspeaker output, and is compatible with the new COMMANDMICIV (HM-195) remote control. That device, used with the M424, functions like a second radio, utilizing the same antenna. The M424 costs $299, and COMMANDMICIV costs $199. Call 800-426-7983 or visit www.icomamerica.com.