ICOM IC-725 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
0.5-30 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
AM: <2 µV (10 dB S/N)
FM: <0.5 µV (12 dB SINAD)
SSB/CW: <0.15 µV (10 dB S/N)
Selectivity
AM: >6 kHz (-6 dB), <20 kHz (-60 dB)
FM: >15 kHz (-6 dB), <30 kHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: >2.3 kHz (-6 dB), <4 kHz (-60 dB)
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
1.2-1.5 A
TX
Max 20 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
241 × 94 × 239 mm (9.49 × 3.70 × 9.41 in)
Weight
4.70 kg (10.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1988 and 19xx

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Icom IC-725 Service Manual

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Reviews

All around solid HF rig and excellent starter

ICOM IC-725, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I bought my IC-725 from HRO in San Diego, early in 1992. After several older radios, it was my first "new" purchase in years. I was immediately impressed with the ease of operation, straight forward layout with no hidden controls under a door or on top of the radio. It was reluctantly sold to a ham friend four years ago when I needed cash to pay unexpected medical bills. He is still using it as his primary HF rig today. The addition of the CW filter greatly enhanced CW operating and would eliminate most interference. Just about any keyer would do well with the rig. Receive sensitivity and selectivity was excellent for a radio in this range. I also received great audio reports when using it on SSB and especially with the SM-6 desk mic. It was easy to operate, interfaced nicely with the LDG antenna tuners and performed fine on digital modes. My only negative experience was after six years the PLL became unstable which was somewhat common for the early production runs as the PLL circuits were not 'baked-in' before calibration and would simply lose lock after a few years of operation. Simply recalibrating the radio made it as good as new once again. Replacing the dial lights with LED's is also a great improvement. I would strongly recommend this radio to any new ham especially because they can be bought now for $250.00 to $350.00 USD on the used market. They also make a great field day and portable HF station for emergency use. If you find one in nice shape, it will make a worthwhile investment.

Written by K7IN on Nov 22, 2009

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 1992
USD 0.00

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EUR 300.00 Good / Used 2015 lz1uh
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