ICOM IC-R8600 Super Wideband Communication Receiver

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ICOM released this new high-end communications receiver in 2017, raising the bar on sophisticated radio monitoring. The ICOM IC-R8600 covers 10 kHz all the way up to 3000 MHz in AM, LSB, USB, CW and FM and has the capability to decode selected digital communication signals including, D-STAR, NXDN, dPMR and P25.

Frequency range

RX-range
10 kHz - 3.0 GHz (cellular blocked on consumer model)
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
± 0.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
1 Hz
Filters
240 / 50 / 15 / 6 / 3 kHz

Receiver

Modulations
AM   AM-sync   FM   W-FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   D-STAR   P25   DV  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW/FSK (at 10 dB S/N)
0.1– 1.799 MHz: –6 dBμ
1.8– 29.999 MHz: –14 dBμ
30– 1099.999 MHz: –10 dBμ
1100– 1999.999 MHz: –10 dBμ
2000– 3000 MHz: –8 dBμ

AM (at 10 dB S/N)
0.1– 1.799 MHz: 16 dBμ
1.8– 29.999 MHz: 8 dBμ
30– 1099.999 MHz: 15 dBμ
1100– 1999.999 MHz: 15 dBμ
2000– 3000 MHz: 15 dBμ

FM (at 10dB S/N)
0.1– 1.799 MHz: -
1.8– 29.999 MHz: –6 dBμ*2
30– 1099.999 MHz: –6 dBμ
1100– 1999.999 MHz: –6 dBμ
2000– 3000 MHz: –4 dBμ

W-FM (at 12 dB SINAD)
0.1– 1.799 MHz: -
1.8– 29.999 MHz: -
30– 1099.999 MHz: 3 dBμ
1100– 1999.999 MHz: 3 dBμ
2000– 3000 MHz: 5 dBμ

D-STAR, NXDN, dPMR (1% BER)
0.1– 1.799 MHz: -
1.8– 29.999 MHz: –2 dBμ*2
30– 1099.999 MHz: –2 dBμ
1100– 1999.999 MHz: –2 dBμ
2000– 3000 MHz: 0 dBμ

P25 (5% BER)
0.1– 1.799 MHz: -
1.8– 29.999 MHz: –5 dBμ*2
30– 1099.999 MHz: –5 dBμ
1100– 1999.999 MHz: –5 dBμ
2000– 3000 MHz: –3 dBμ
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)
>180 kHz (-6 dB)
SSB/FSK (BW=2.4 kHz)
>2.4 kHz (-6 dB), <3.6 kHz (-60 dB)
Receiver system
Direct / Double / Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
0.010–29.999 MHz: Direct sampling
30.000–499.999 MHz: Double superheterodyne (IF: 778.7, 46.35 MHz)
500.000–1099.999 MHz: Double superheterodyne (IF: 278.7, 46.35 MHz)
1100.000–1499.999 MHz: Triple superheterodyne (IF: 900–500.000001, 278.7, 46.35 MHz)
Image rejection
0.1-30 MHz: >70 dB30-3335 MHz: >50 dB
Audio output
2 W

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + N-type + RCA
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8 V DC ±15%
Current drain RX
2 A max
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
220 × 90 × 230 mm (8.66 × 3.54 × 9.06 in)
Weight
4.30 kg (9.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 2017 and 20xx in Japan
MPN

Other features

Memories
2000 channels in 100 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
4.3-inch touch display
Real-time Spectrum Scope
SD Card Slot
Remote Control through IP-network or USB
Accessories
SP-23 external speaker
SP-39AD power supply

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