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ICOM IC-R9500

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Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

The Icom IC-R9500 clearly raises the bar for professional receivers. Only Icom’s wideband receiver technology can achieve this high specification with 5 kHz to 3335 MHz coverage (less cellular). In HF bands*, it has 110dB wide dynamic range and +40dBm IP3. Even in 144/430(440) MHz and above 2GHz band, it has +5dBm IP3 capability. This high specification means the IC-R9500 allows you to listen to weak signals between strong adjacent signals. For the BPF (Band pass filter) unit, the IC-R9500 uses stable mechanical relays and large inductors instead of switching diodes and small coils which can cause distortion. This combination reduces distortions at the primary stage of signal processing. The R9500 features an Oven Control Crystal Oscillator to achieve impressive ±0.05ppm frequency stability.

The IC-R9500 incorporates two independent, 32-bit floating point DSP units, one for receiver and the other for the spectrum scope. By having two independent DSP units, the radio will respond to operator changes in an instant, as each DSP unit has a dedicated function.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver 
Frequency range RX
0.005-3335 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
± 0.05 p.p.m. 
Tuning steps
Filters
240 / 50 / 15 / 6 / 3 kHz 
Receiver
Modulations
AM / AM-sync / FM / W-FM / CW / USB / LSB / FSK (P25 optional) 
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.1-1.8 MHz: 6.3 µV
1.8-30 MHz: 1 µV
30-3335 MHz: 1.4 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
1.8-30 MHz: 0.5 µV
30-3335 MHz: 0.5 µV
W-FM (12 dB SINAD)
30-3335 MHz: 1.4 µV
SSB/CW/FSK (10 dB S/N)
0.1-1.8 MHz: 0.5 µV
1.8-30 MHz: 0.16 µV
30-3335 MHz: 0.32 µV
 
Selectivity
AM (BW=6 kHz)
>6 kHz (-3 dB), <15 kHz (-60 dB)
FM (BW=15 kHz)
>12 kHz (-6 dB), <20 kHz (-60 dB)
W-FM (BW=350 Hz)
>150 kHz (-6 dB)
SSB/FSK (BW=2.4 kHz)
>2 
Receiver system
DSP 
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
0.1-30 MHz: >70 dB
30-3335 MHz: >50 dB 
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
SO-239 + N-type + RCA 
Impedance
50Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
Mains 
Current drain RX
70 VA 
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
424 × 149 × 340 mm (16.69 × 5.87 × 13.39 in)  
Weight
18 kg (39.7 lbs)  
Form factor
Desktop 
Manufactured
Between 2006 and 200x  
Other features
Memories
1000 channels in 1 banks @ 40 chn/sec 
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
ICOM 
Model
IC-R9500
Features
Dual DSP. 7" TFT. +40 dBm IP3. Spectrum scope. Two channel NB Five roofing filters. DVR. VSC. Analog TV reception (NTSC/PAL). CI-V/RS-232 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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