ICOM IC-T70A Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The ICOM IC-T70A/E is a ruggedly built dual band transceiver capable of putting out 5 watts. It comes packed with a long-life battery pack; over 10 hours on a single charge. An optional Li-Ion battery is available to push operation to over 13 hours.

The IC-T70A/E has 302 alphanumeric memory channels, including 50 band edges and 2 call channels. With a maximum of 26 memory banks, you can pick and choose the desired banks for scanning from the 250 memories.

The casing of the IC-T70A/E is dust and water-resistance equivalent
to IP54 and is tested to and passed MIL-STD-810 environmental tests.

The IC-T70A is the U.S.A. version of the ICOM IC-T70E.

Frequency range

RX-range
136-174 / 400-479 MHz
TX-range
144-148 / 420-450 MHz
HAM bands
2m  70cm 
Stability
±2.5 ppm (–20°C to +60°C; –4°F to +140°F)
Tuning steps
5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 / 125 and 200 kHz
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
FM   N-FM  
Sensitivity
Less than 0.18 μV (Guaranteed freq. range)
Less than 0.32 μV (Other freq. range)
(1 kHz/3.5 kHz Dev.; 12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 46.35 MHz
2nd: 450 kHz
Image rejection
> 60 dB
Audio output
700 mW @ 10% THD

Transmitter

Modulations
FM   N-FM  
RF-Output
High 5.0 W, Mid. 2.5 W, Low 0.5 W (typical at 7.2V)

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
10-16V DC or Icom battery pack
Current drain RX
800 mA max
TX
2.1 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
58 × 111 × 30 mm (2.28 × 4.37 × 1.18 in)
Weight
380 gr (13.4 oz) (with antenna and BP-264)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2010 and 201x in Japan
MPN

Other features

Memories
302 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

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  • USD 172.00
  • EUR 138.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 209.95 Good / Used 2013 universal-radio
EUR 169.00 Mint / New 2013 thiecom.de
USD 200.00 Mint / Used 2018 John Lime III

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