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This information is taken directly off of the ICOM IC-R8500
brochure.

IC-R8500 SPECIFICATIONS


GENERAL

  • Frequency Coverage:
    0.10000 - 823.99999 MHz
    849.00001 - 868.99999 MHz
    894.00001 - 1999.99999* MHz (*guaranteed: 0.1 - 1000 and 1240 - 1300 MHz)
  • Mode: SSB (USB,LSB); AM (Normal, Wide, Narrow); WFM; FM (Normal, Narrow); CW (Normal, Narrow*) (*optional filter required)
  • Number of memory channels: 1000 (plus 20 scan edges and 1 priority channel)
  • Antenna connector:
    Below 30 MHz: SO-239 (50 ohms/Phono [RCA (500 ohms)])
    Above 30 MHz: Type-N (50 ohms)
  • Usable Temperature Range: -10C ~ +50C; +14F ~ +122F
  • Frequency stability (in FM mode):
    Below 30 MHz: 100 Hz (optional 20 Hz)
    Above 30 MHz: 3 ppm (optional 0.6 ppm)
  • Tuning steps: 10, 50, 100 Hz; 1, 2.5, 5, 9, 10, 12.5, 20, 25, 100 kHz; 1 MHz or programmable (0.5 - 199.5 kHz/0.5 kHz steps)
  • Power Supply Requirement: 13.8 V DC 15% (negative ground) or 117/220/240 VAC (with AD-55/A/V)
  • Current drain (at 13.8 V DC):
    Standby: 1.8 A
    Maximum audio output: 2.0 A
  • Dimensions: 287(W) x 112(H) x 309(D) mm; 11.3(W) x 4.4(H) x 12.2(D) in
  • Weight: 7.0 kg; 15.4 lb.
  • Receive system: Superheterodyne
  • Intermediate frequencies:
    1st: 48.8 MHz (0.1-29.99999 MHz); 778.7 MHz (30.0-499.99999 MHz); 266.7 MHz (500.0-1024.99999 MHz)
    2nd: 10.7 MHz (0.1-29.99999 MHz); 10.7 MHz (30.0-499.99999 MHz); 10.7 MHz (500.0-1024.99999 MHz)
    3rd*: 455 kHz (0.1-29.99999 MHz); 455 kHz (30.0-499.99999 MHz); 455 kHz (500.0-1024.99999 MHz) (*except WFM)
  • Sensitivity (typical):
    Frequency band (MHz) SSB/CW AM AM-N AM-W FM WFM
    0.1-0.49999 1.0 V 6.3 V
    -
    -
    -
    -
    0.5-1.79999 2.0 V 13.0 V
    -
    -
    -
    -
    1.8-1.99999 0.25 V 3.2 V 2.5 V
    -
    -
    -
    2.0-27.99999 0.2 V 2.5 V 2.0 V
    -
    -
    -
    28.0-29.99999 0.2 V 2.5 V 2.0 V
    -
    0.5 V
    -
    30.0-999.99999 0.32 V 2.5 V 2.0 V 3.2 V 0.5 V 1.4 V
    1240.0-1300.00000 0.32 V 2.5 V 2.0 V 3.2 V 0.5 V 2.0 V
  • Squelch sensitivity (threshold/tight):
    1.8-29.99999 MHz:
    SSB, CW, AM-N: 10 V/320 mV
    AM, AM-W: 0.5 V/320 mV
    28-29.99999 MHz:
    FM: 0.5 V/320 mV
    30-1000, 1240-1300 MHz:
    FM, AM, AM-W: 0.4 V/320 mV
    WFM, SSB, CW, AM-N: 4.5 V/320 mV
  • Selectivity:
    WFM: More than 150 kHz/-6 dB
    FM, AM-W: More than 12 kHz/-6 dB
    AM, FM-N: More than 5.5 kHz/-6 dB
    AM-N, SSB, CW: More than 2.2 kHz/-6 dB
  • Spurious and image rejection ratio:
    1.8-29.99999 MHz: More than 60 dB
    30-1000/1240-1300 MHz: 50 dB (typical)
  • Audio Output Power (at 13.8 V DC): More than 2.0 W at 10% distortion with an 8 ohms load.
  • IF shift variable range: More than 1.2 kHz
  • External speaker connector: 2-conductor 3.5 mm (1/8 in)/4-8 ohms

 


 

OPTIONS

  • AH-7000 SUPER WIDEBAND OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA: Frequency coverage: 25 to 1300 MHz.
  • SP-7 EXTERNAL SPEAKER: Style and size are matched with the IC-R8500. Input impedance: 8 ohms. Max. input power: 5 W
  • SP-21 EXTERNAL SPEAKER: Input impedance: 8 ohms. Max. input power: 5 W
  • TV-R7100 TV/FM ADAPTER: Adds capability to receive TV broadcasts and FM broadcasts in stereo.
  • IC-MB12 MOBILE MOUNTING BRACKET: Receiver mounting bracket for mobile operation.
  • MB-23 CARRYING HANDLE: For easy portable operation.
  • CR-293 HIGH STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT: Frequency stability: 0.5 ppm at 0C to +60C
  • FL-52A CW NARROW FILTER: Center freq: 455 kHz; Bandwidth: 500 Hz/-6 dB
  • UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT: Provides audible confirmation of an accessed band's frequency.
  • AD-55/A/V AC ADAPTER: Allows you to power the transceiver via domestic AC.

The ICOM logo is a registered trademark of ICOM, Inc. All ICOM radios significantly exceed FCC regulations limiting spurious emissions. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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