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IC-R8500 Specifications

H.M.S. Communications, Inc.


Next Generation Base Receiver



"BOTTOM LINE: A top-notch receiver/scanner with quality and features to please the discriminating and serious SWL or monitoring buff.
This handsome receiver is a terrific centerpiece or complement to any listening shack."

--QST, April 1997. Reprinted with permission of the ARRL

"...it's on HF where the ICOM really shines. The R8500 has both a Noise Blanker circuit and Intermediate Frequency Shift that really help reduce or eliminate interference on shortwave frequencies.
The ICOM's Audio Peak Filter is also very effective at helping voices to 'pop out' of the HF background noise."

--Popular Communications, February 1997

"R8500 construction is impressive. A rugged, die-cast aluminum chassis is used to hold and shield the various circuit boards.
The large padded tuning knob and rubber keys exude quality and are easy to operate....
The yellow backlit LCD display has excellent contrast, making it much easier to read...."

--Monitoring Times, January, 1997

  • Dimensions: 11.3 (W), 4.4 (H), 12.2 (D), 15.4 lb
  • 100 kHz - 1999 MHz (0.1-1000 and 1240-1300 MHz guaranteed)*
  • Superior Receiver Characteristics
  • Built-In CI-V and RS232C for Direct Computer Control
  • Keypad Entry
  • Large Backlit LCD Display
  • IF Shift
  • Selectable AGC Timing
  • Audio Peak Filter (APF)
  • 1000 Memory Channels:
  • Multiple Scanning Selections
  • 9-Meter Settable Squelch
  • Noise Blanker
  • 12 V DC/120 V AC
  • Very Affordable Price

Get PC control of the IC-R8500 with optional RS-R8500 software.
Runs on Windows® 3.1 or Windows 95® and comes with the necessary connection cable

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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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