ICOM IC-RX7 Handheld HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

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The Icom IC-RX7 is a slim and smart wideband receiver that tunes from 150 kHz to 1300 MHz (less cellular and gaps) in these modes: AM, FM Narrow and FM wide. It features a large, backlit LCD display plus a nice keypad. It is rain resistant to equivalent IPX4 standard. CTCSS and DTSC decode is built in. Other features include: keypad, RF Gain, Attenuator, Auto Power save and voice squelch control. A built-in ferrite rod antenna provides good medium wave [AM] reception.

A total of 1650 scannable alpha-numeric memories are available. An independent Search button automatically searches preprogrammed frequency ranges. Many sophisticated forms of scanning are supported.

The IC-RX7 comes with the BP-224 Lithium battery, MB-112G belt clip and BC-149A charger.

The RX7-10 model was the same as above, but without the cellular gaps and could be purchased via government or qualifying commercial customers or for export only. This government model is not available for online ordering.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.15-1300 MHz (Cellular blocked in the US)
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 7.5 / 8.33 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 / 200 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   W-FM  
Sensitivity
AM
0.495-4.995 MHz: 2.5 µV
5-30 MHz: 1.78 µV
118-136 MHz: 1.78 µV
222-330 MHz: 1.78 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
1.625-5 MHz: 0.56 µV
5-30 MHz: 0.25 µV
30-118 MHz: 0.2 µV
118-175 MHz: 0.18 µV
175-330 MHz: 0.22 µV
330-430 MHz: 0.25 µV
430-450 MHz: 0.22 µV
450-470 MHz: 0.25 µV
470-1000 MHz: 0.28 µV
1000-1310 MHz: 0.35 µV
W-FM (12 dB SINAD)
76-108 MHz: 0.78 µV
175-222 MHz: 1.78 µV
470-770 MHz: 2.5 µV
Selectivity
AM/FM
>12 kHz (-9 dB), <30 kHz (-60 dB)
W-FM
>150 kHz (-6 dB)
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 429.1 MHz
2nd: 19.65 MHz
3rd: 450 KHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
3.6-4.5V DC (3R6/AA or Li-Ion pack)
Current drain RX
35-150 mA
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
57 × 128 × 23 mm (2.24 × 5.04 × 0.91 in)
Weight
200 gr (7.1 oz)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2008 and 200x in Japan

Other features

Memories
1650 channels in 26 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Alpha tags
Splash resistant (IPX4)
CTCSS/DTSC decoder
VSC
Built in ferrite bar for MW reception
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

ICOM IC-RX7 Instruction manual

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Price Condition Year User
USD 189.95 Good / New 2010 universal-radio
USD 159.95 Good / New 2010 universal-radio
USD Good / Used 2013 policescanner
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