ICOM IC-R6

Handheld HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

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The ICOM IC-R6 is an improved version of the ICOM IC-R5. Improvements incorporate faster scanning (100 channels per second), better battery life (up to 15 hours), more memories, voice control squelch and optional drop-in charger. Earphone cord acts as antenna for AM aviation as well as FM broadcasts.

*) Tuning steps 8.33 and 9 kHz selectable depending on operating frequency.
New price in 2010: USD 199.00

Frequency range

RX-range
0.1–824 / 851–867 / 896–1310 (USA)
0.1–30 / 50.2–51.2 / 87.5–108 / 144–146 /
430–440 / 1240–1300 (France)
0.1–1310 MHz (Other regions)
TX-range
-
HAM bands
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Stability
± 1.0 ppm (+25°C)
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 8.33* / 9* / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 / 125 / 250 kHz
Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   W-FM  
Sensitivity
FM (1 kHz/3.5 kHz Dev.; 12 dB SINAD)
1.625–4.995 MHz 0.32 μV typical
5.000–29.995 MHz 0.25 μV typical
30.000–117.995 MHz 0.18 μV typical
118.000–246.995 MHz 0.18 μV typical
247.000–469.995 MHz 0.18 μV typical
470.000–832.995 MHz 0.32 μV typical
833.000–1029.995 MHz 0.28 μV typical
1030.000–1309.995 MHz 0.35 μV typical
W-FM (1 kHz/52.5 kHz Dev.; 12 dB SINAD)
76.000–108.000 MHz 1.1 μV typical
175.000–221.995 MHz 1.1 μV typical
470.000–770.000 MHz 1.8 μV typical
AM (1 kHz/30% MOD.; 10 dB S/N)
0.495–4.995 MHz 1.3 μV typical
5.000–29.995 MHz 0.89 μV typical
118.000–136.000 MHz 0.63 μV typical
222.000–246.995 MHz 0.63 μV typical
247.000–329.995 MHz 0.79 μV typical
Selectivity
AM/FM
More than 12 kHz/–9 dB
Less than 30 kHz/–60 dB
W-FM
More than 150 kHz/–6 dB
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 266.7 MHz
2nd: 19.65 MHz (FM/AM), 19.95 MHz (W-FM)
3rd: 450 kHz (FM/AM), 750 kHz (W-FM)
Image rejection
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Audio output
150mW at 10% distortion, 8 ohms

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
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Connections

Antenna
SMA + Built-in ferrite bar
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
4.5-6.3V DC or 2 R6/AA
Current drain RX
30 mA (standby), 130 mA (typical), 140 mA (max)
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
58 × 86 × 29.8 mm (2.28 × 3.39 × 1.17 in) (excluding antenna)
Weight
200 gr (7.1 oz) (with supplied antenna and batteries)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2010 and 201x in Japan
MPN
ICOM-IC-R000006

Other features

Memories
1550 channels in 1 bank(s) @ 100 channels/second
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
CTCSS & DTCS
PC-programmable via USB
Data-cloning
Build-in battery charger
Rotary frequency dial
Ferrite bar antenna for MW
Frequency shift for duplex transmissions
Accessories
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  • USD 147.00
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2013 USD 179.95 Used / Good universal-radio
2013 USD 185.95 Used / Good universal-radio

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