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ICOM IC-R8500

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Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver 
Frequency range RX
0.1-2000 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
N-AM / AM / W-AM / FM / N-FM / W-FM / CW / SSB 
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 6.3 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 13 µV
1.8-2 MHz: 3.2 µV
2-1000 MHz: 2.5 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 2.5 µV
AM-N (10 dB S/N)
1.8-2 MHz: 2.5 µV
2-1000 MHz: 2 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 2 µV
AM-W (10 dB S/N)
30-1000 MHz: 3.2 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 3.2 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-1000 MHz: 0.5 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 0.5 µV
W-FM (12 dB SINAD)
30-1000 MHz: 1.4 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 2 µV
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 1 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 2 µV
1.8-2 MHz: 0.25 µV
2-30 MHz: 0.2 µV
30-1000 MHz: 0.32 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 0.32 µV 
Selectivity
AM/FM-N: 5.5 kHz (-6 dB)
AM-N/SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz (-6 dB)
AM-W/FM: 12 kHz (-6 dB)
W-FM: 150 kHz (-6 dB)
CW narrow: 500 Hz (-6 dB, with optional FL-52A) 
Receiver system
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
HF: Better than 60 dB
VHF/UHF: 50 dB 
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
N-type 
Impedance
50 Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
13.8V DC 
Current drain RX
Max 2 A 
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
287 × 112 × 309 mm (11.30 × 4.41 × 12.17 in)  
Weight
7 kg (15.4 lbs)  
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 1996 and 2004 in Japan 
Other features
Memories
1000 channels in 1 banks  
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
ICOM 
Model
IC-R8500
Features
IF-shift. RS-232C. CI-V Voice synthesizer option (UT-102) 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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