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ICOM IC-78

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Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

The ICOM IC-78 has a receive range of 30 kHz to 30 MHz. It has a transmit capability from 1.6 to 30 MHz. 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 and RIT. 99 duplex memory channels are available for storing individual transmit and receive frequencies, operating mode, filter setting, as well as 8-character channel names. You can enter channel assignments easily from the 10-key pad. The keypad may also be used for direct frequency entry In addition, an extra 1 call memory is available for storing the most often used, or most important frequency. An independent, one-touch recall switch is available. 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. The easy-to-read, large LCD and front firing speaker make this rig ideal for either mobile or base installations. Its one-piece, die-cast aluminum construction, combined with a large heat sink, helps keep internal temperatures down and ensures that operation is stable at high duty cycles. The has rear panel a standard SO-239 antenna jack.

Specifications
Type
Desktop Amateur HF Transceiver 
Frequency range RX
0.03-30 MHz 
TX
1.6-30 MHz 
Frequency stability
Less than ±30Hz after warm up, less than ±200Hz during warm up (60 minutes). 
Tuning steps
0.001 kHz 
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW / USB / LSB 
Sensitivity
SSB, CW, RTTY: 0.16 µV (1.6-30 MHz)
AM: 13 µV (0.5-1.6 MHz)
AM: 2 µV (1.6-30 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
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
70dB 
Audio output
2W@10% THD 
Transmitter
Modulations
AM / CW / USB / LSB 
RF-output
100 W 
Connections
Antenna
SO-239 
Impedance
50 Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
12V DC 
Current drain RX
2A 
TX
20A 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 19xx and 19xx  
Other features
Memories
100 channels in 1 banks  
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
ICOM 
Model
IC-78
Features
 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
ICOM IC-78 Brochure
 
 
 
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