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The Icom IC-R9500 clearly raises the bar for professional receivers. Only Icom’s wideband receiver technology can achieve this high specification with 5 kHz to 3335 MHz coverage (less cellular). In HF bands*, it has 110dB wide dynamic range and +40dBm IP3. Even in 144/430(440) MHz and above 2GHz band, it has +5dBm IP3 capability. This high specification means the IC-R9500 allows you to listen to weak signals between strong adjacent signals. For the BPF (Band pass filter) unit, the IC-R9500 uses stable mechanical relays and large inductors instead of switching diodes and small coils which can cause distortion. This combination reduces distortions at the primary stage of signal processing. The R9500 features an Oven Control Crystal Oscillator to achieve impressive ±0.05ppm frequency stability.

The IC-R9500 incorporates two independent, 32-bit floating point DSP units, one for receiver and the other for the spectrum scope. By having two independent DSP units, the radio will respond to operator changes in an instant, as each DSP unit has a dedicated function.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m  2m  1.25m  70cm  33cm  23cm  10m  4m  2000m  13cm 
Frequency stability
± 0.05 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
0.1-999.9 kHz in 0.1 kHz steps
Memories
1220 channels in 1 bank(s) @ 40 channels/second

Receiver

RX-range
0.005-3335 MHz
Modulations
AM   AM-sync   FM   W-FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   P25  
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.1-1.8 MHz: 6.3 µV
1.8-30 MHz: 1 µV
30-3335 MHz: 1.4 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
1.8-30 MHz: 0.5 µV
30-3335 MHz: 0.5 µV
W-FM (12 dB SINAD)
30-3335 MHz: 1.4 µV
SSB/CW/FSK (10 dB S/N)
0.1-1.8 MHz: 0.5 µV
1.8-30 MHz: 0.16 µV
30-3335 MHz: 0.32 µV
Selectivity
AM (BW=6 kHz)
>6 kHz (-3 dB), <15 kHz (-60 dB)
FM (BW=15 kHz)
>12 kHz (-6 dB), <20 kHz (-60 dB)
W-FM (BW=350 Hz)
>150 kHz (-6 dB)
SSB/FSK (BW=2.4 kHz)
>2
Filters
240 / 50 / 15 / 6 / 3 kHz
Receiver system
DSP
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
0.1-30 MHz: >70 dB30-3335 MHz: >50 dB
Audio output
internal speaker

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + N-type + RCA (Tulip)
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
100 VA max
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
424 × 149 × 340 mm (16.69 × 5.87 × 13.39 in)
Weight
18.00 kg (39.7 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 2006 and 201x in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Dual DSP. 7" TFT. +40 dBm IP3. Spectrum scope. Two channel NB Five roofing filters. DVR. VSC. Analog TV reception (NTSC/PAL). CI-V/RS-232
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3230
MPN
ICOM-IC-R009500

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Icom IC-R9500 Instruction manual PDF - 12.44 MB, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

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Unbelievable radio in every respect 6 years ago by RICHL

New and second-hand prices

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  • USD 13482.00 ~ USD 12484.00

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2020 USD 13499.00 New / Mint GigaParts
2020 USD 12499.00 New / Mint GigaParts

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