ICOM IC-2820H

Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
118-550 / 810-999.99 MHz (Cellular blocked)
TX-range
144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
HAM bands
?
Stability
?
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 kHz
Filters
?

Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   N-FM   DV  
Sensitivity
<0.18 µV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity
FM: 10 kHz (-6 dB), 30 kHz (-60 dB)
FM-N: 6 kHz (-6 dB), 20 kHz (-60 dB)
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
>60 dB
Audio output
?

Transmitter

Modulations
FM   N-FM   DV  
RF-Output
High: 50/50 W, Medium: 15/15 W, Low: 5/5 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC +/- 15%
Current drain RX
1.2-1.8 A
TX
Max 13 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
150 × 40 × 188 mm (5.91 × 1.57 × 7.40 in) controller: 1505832 mm
Weight
2 gr (0.1 oz) Main unit + Controller
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 2007 and 200x
MPN
ICOM-IC-002820H

Other features

Memories
522 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
DTMF. CTCSS. WX alert (US only). D-Star DV/GPS option (UT-123). Diversity reception. Twin RX.
Accessories
?

Reviews & stories

Excellent Dual Band Performer with D-Star GPS

ICOM IC-2820H, Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver

Paid $649AUD for the radio plus $279AUD for the UT-123 D Star/GPS board Owned my IC2820H for 2 years optional D Star / GPS fitted. Nice performance on RX/TX with good audio. I live in a very dense, high RF area on vhf/uhf. I found the RX to be susceptible to spurious inter-modulation from nearby high power transmitters. That aside it receives very well. The signal meters are also a little generous. There is separate so239 socket to allow the option to use a diversity antenna which does work well. The radio will wide band RX 118Mhz to 999Mhz and TX to 470Mhz on UHF if modified. 3 RF power levels selectable and very neat features like a basic band scope scanner. CTCSS DTCSS and RTB all work very well. The D Star and GPS addon option are a must have. The radio truly comes into its own when used on the D Star network. I used an ID-1 and I prefer the 2820H between the two. Inbuilt fan on the heat sink, user controlled or auto. DTMF mic is standard as well as detachable front face for remote mounting. The IC2820H can also be used as a cross-band repeater U/V-V/U. Display Color can be user changed on the LCD. For the price this radio may seem expensive at first but you will truly appreciate all of its functionality and performance.

Written by vk2law on Nov 15, 2011

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2009
AUD 649.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the ICOM IC-2820H is around:

  • EUR 582.00
  • AUD 258.00
  • USD 148.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2013 EUR 709.00 New / Mint thiecom.de
2010 EUR 698.00 New / Good thiecom.de
2009 AUD 649.00 New / Mint vk2law
2007 USD 589.00 New / Mint rob422rjm

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