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General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Memories
1000 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.1-2000 MHz
Modulations
AM   N-AM   W-AM   FM   N-FM   W-FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 6.3 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 13 µV
1.8-2 MHz: 3.2 µV
2-1000 MHz: 2.5 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 2.5 µV
AM-N (10 dB S/N)
1.8-2 MHz: 2.5 µV
2-1000 MHz: 2 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 2 µV
AM-W (10 dB S/N)
30-1000 MHz: 3.2 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 3.2 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-1000 MHz: 0.5 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 0.5 µV
W-FM (12 dB SINAD)
30-1000 MHz: 1.4 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 2 µV
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 1 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 2 µV
1.8-2 MHz: 0.25 µV
2-30 MHz: 0.2 µV
30-1000 MHz: 0.32 µV
1240-1300 MHz: 0.32 µV
Selectivity
AM/FM-N: 5.5 kHz (-6 dB)
AM-N/SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz (-6 dB)
AM-W/FM: 12 kHz (-6 dB)
W-FM: 150 kHz (-6 dB)
CW narrow: 500 Hz (-6 dB, with optional FL-52A)
Filters
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
HF: Better than 60 dB VHF/UHF: 50 dB
Audio output
?

Connections

Antenna
N-type
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
Max 2 A
TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
287 × 112 × 309 mm (11.30 × 4.41 × 12.17 in)
Weight
7.00 kg (15.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1996 and 2004 in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
IF-shift. RS-232C. CI-V Voice synthesizer option (UT-102)
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3227
MPN
ICOM-IC-R008500

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It does everything 6 years ago by dberron

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  • EUR 37.00 ~ EUR 798.00

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2019 EUR 800.00 Used / Good f61112
1998 EUR 900.00 New / Mint dberron

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