Rugged M1: Not Afraid of Water

Rugged M1: Not Afraid of Water

Rugged Radios’ new M1 Waterproof Mobile Radio was designed to survive everything a professional race weekend can throw at it!

The M1’s waterproof design, rugged chassis, and durable components make it the radio for top offroad teams and adventurers alike. Race teams can depend on it to get them across the finish line while explorers can rely on it to get them home safely.

Engineered and designed at Rugged Radios Headquarters in Arroyo Grande, CA, the M1 Race Radio is the culmination of 30 years of offroad, 2-way radio development. 

When communication is essential and the weather gets tough, the Rugged M1 Radio is built to perform in the toughest of environments.

  • Waterproof IP67 sealed housing
  • Superior digital audio clarity
  • Digital / Analog VHF band mobile transceiver
  • Powerful Mitsubishi Transmit (TX) amplifier
  • Clear-Hear Superheterodyne receiver
  • Programmable, Quick-Access controls
  • Large, Easy to read LED Display
  • Easy access remote Accessory Hub
  • Long List of Accessories Available
  • Easy upgrade: fits all existing RM60 mounts



The controls are extremely intuitive and easy to navigate! The gear icon provides quick access to the radio information and settings. The “A/B” button offers a convenient toggle between the two channels you’re monitoring in Dual Monitor Mode. “P1” and “P2” are programmable preset buttons that allow you to easily jump to your favorite channels. When using digital channels, press the “TXT” button to access the text message menu where you can quickly send pre-set or programmed messages to base camp or your pit crew. The lock button is your back button in menus and will lock your radio when you press and hold it - always lock your radio!


The M1 radio comes with a waterproof power cable as well as two unique cables: the intercom/headset interface cable and the remote accessory hub.

The 5-pin intercom/headset interface cable allows you to connect to any of our noise cancelling headsets, single-seat racecar harnesses, or full intercom systems.

The included accessory hub provides convenient remote access to the programming cable connection and a 3.5mm external speaker output so you’ll never have to pull your dash and hang upside down in your car on race day. Last minute prep is inevitable, and we’re here to help make race day go as smoothly as possible!


Be race ready with the M1 Race Radio Kit! Maintain tight communication with your co-driver and pits for smooth sailing across the finish line first. You’ll be ready for anything the race course throws at you with the M1 radio, a RACE SERIES Antenna Cable Kit, and our race-tuned VHF 1/2W Spring Antenna.

Up for any adventure, the Rugged M1 Radio Kit will help you Go Further! Keep those back at camp in the loop and stay connected with your group during expeditions. Confidently take the road less traveled with an M1 Mobile Radio, Universal NMO or Magnetic Antenna Mount, and VHF 1/2W Spring Antenna to get you safely through.

Eliminate extra cables and easily control your radio and intercom with the All In One Power Switch for Waterproof Radio & Intercom! Set your volume and simply switch the power to your entire system on/off—no more re-adjusting when you get in the car!

Hear your radio traffic even when you’re outside your vehicle! Our External Waterproof Speaker with 15 Watt Amplifier will ensure clear audio even in the noisiest of environments. Perfect for UTVs, chase trucks, base stations, and more!


Looking for something else? Shop the rest of our mobile radio accessory collection.

Still not finding something? Give us a call, we’re here to help: 805-541-1696.


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