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The ICOM IC-290 is a well-built 2 meter FM mobile transceiver providing 10 watts of power. There is also a setting for 1 watts output when less power is needed. The LED display is readable over a wide range of light. This radio has 5 memories. This radio requires 13.8 VDC at 3.5 amps.

General characteristics

HAM bands
2m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
5 / 1 / 0.1 kHz
Memories
5 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
144-146 MHz
Modulations
FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
FM: <0.6 µV for 20 dB noise quieting
SSB/CW: <0.5 µV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity
FM: 15 kHz (-6 dB), 30 kHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 4.8 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
>60 dB
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
144-146 MHz
Modulations
FM   CW   SSB  
RF-output
High: 25 W, Low: 1 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
700-900 mA
TX
1.6-5 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
170 × 64 × 218 mm (6.69 × 2.52 × 8.58 in)
Weight
2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 1983 and 198x in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3045
MPN
ICOM-IC-000290D

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