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ICOM IC-718

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Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

The ICOM IC-718 covers 160-10 meters. This radio is very easy to operate with one touch band switching, direct frequency input via keypad and auto tuning steps (senses the rate at which the tuning knob is turned). The receiver section features IF Shift, Adjustable Noise Blanker, RIT and formerly optional UT-106 DSP Automatic Notch/Noise Reduction. These big rig features give you the necessary tools to fight interference. You get 99 regular memories and 2 scan edge memories. You can scan memories or scan between two specific frequencies. The transmit section features up to 100 watts of RF output and AF speech compression to increase average audio output. A Morse keyer is built-in. The meter shows output power, ALC and VSWR. The layout and basic operation of this rig is simple, but through a menu system you can adjust many operational parameters such as: peak-hold on the meter, mode lock out, RF/SQL knob behavior, key type, etc. The TS function allows you to vary the tuning increment to your liking. The easy-to-read, large LCD and front firing speaker make this rig ideal for either mobile or base installations. The has rear panel a standard SO-239 antenna jack.

The IC-718 comes with the HM-36 hand mic and OPC-025A DC power cable.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF Transceiver 
Frequency range RX
0.030-30 MHz 
TX
10-160 m + WARC 
Frequency stability
Less than ±200 Hz from 1 minute to 60 minutes after power on. After that rate of stability less than ±30 Hz/hr. at +25°C (+77°F) 
Tuning steps
0.001 kHz 
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW / USB / LSB / RTTY 
Sensitivity
SSB, CW, RTTY
0.16 µV (1.8-29.999999 MHz)
AM
13 µV (0.5-1.799999 MHz)
2 µV (1.8-29.999999 MHz)
 
Selectivity
SSB, CW, RTTY
More than 2.1 kHz/-6 dB
Less than 4.5 kHz/-60 dB
AM
More than 6.0 kHz/-6 dB
Less than 20 kHz/-40 dB 
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne 
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
More than 70 dB (1.8-29.999999 MHz) 
Audio output
More than 2.0W at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load 
Transmitter
Modulations
AM / CW / USB / LSB / RTTY 
RF-output
AM: 2-40 W, SSB/CW: 2-100 W 
Connections
Antenna
SO-239 
Impedance
50Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
13.8V DC ±15% (negative ground) 
Current drain RX
2 A max 
TX
20 A max 
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
240 × 95 × 239 mm (9.45 × 3.74 × 9.41 in)  
Weight
3.8 kg (8.4 lbs)  
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 2000 and 200x  
Other features
Memories
101 channels in 1 banks  
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
ICOM 
Model
IC-718
Features
DSP (UT-106) and speech synthesizer (UT-102) options 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
ICOM IC-718 Instruction Manual.pdf
ICOM IC-718 service manual
 
 
 
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