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Icom IC-R8500

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:HF/VHF/UHF receiver/scanner
Frequency range:0.1-2000 MHz (Cellular blocked in the US)
Tuning steps: KHz
Frequency stability:Below 30 MHz: 100 Hz
Above 30 MHz: 0.0003%
Mode:AM / AM-N / AM-W / FM / FM-N / WFM / SSB / CW
Channels/memory management: 1000 regular
20 scan edgse
1 priority
Power supply:13.8 VDC
Current drain/power consumption:Max 2 A
Antenna impedance/connector:HF: 50 ohm / SO-239
HF: Hi-Z / Phono (RCA)
VHF/UHF: 50 ohm / N-jack
Dimensions (W*H*D):287*112*309 mm (11.3*4.41*12.17")
Weight:7 Kg (15.43 lb)
Other features: IF-shift. NB. AFC. VSC. RS-232C. CI-V. Clock & timer.
Voice synthesizer option (UT-102).




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne (WFM)
Triple conversion superheterodyne (AM/FM/SSB/CW)
Sensitivity: AM (10 dB S/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 6.3 uV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 13 uV
1.8-2 MHz: 3.2 uV
2-1000 MHz: 2.5 uV
1240-1300 MHz: 2.5 uV
AM-N (10 dB S/N)
1.8-2 MHz: 2.5 uV
2-1000 MHz: 2 uV
1240-1300 MHz: 2 uV
AM-W (10 dB S/N)
30-1000 MHz: 3.2 uV
1240-1300 MHz: 3.2 uV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-1000 MHz: 0.5 uV
1240-1300 MHz: 0.5 uV
WFM (12 dB SINAD)
30-1000 MHz: 1.4 uV
1240-1300 MHz: 2 uV
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 1 uV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 2 uV
1.8-2 MHz: 0.25 uV uV
2-30 MHz: 0.2 uV
30-1000 MHz: 0.32 uV
1240-1300 MHz: 0.32 uV
Selectivity: AM/FM-N: 5.5 KHz (-6 dB)
AM-N/SSB/CW: 2.2 KHz (-6 dB)
AM-W/FM: 12 KHz (-6 dB)
WFM: 150 KHz (-6 dB)
CW narrow: 500 Hz (-6 dB, with optional FL-52A)
Image rejection:HF: Better than 60 dB
VHF/UHF: 50 dB
AF output power/speaker:2 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 4-8 ohm




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 1996-2004 (Discontinued)
Additional info:New price 2001 in Sweden: SEK 21200:-
Related documents:User manual (1.6 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
Options/Accessories:
AD-55A
AD-55V
AH-7000
CR-293
CT-17
FL-52A
MB-12
MB-23
SP-7
SP-21
TV-R7100
UT-102
AC adapter. USA, 117 VAC
AC adapter. Europe, 230 VAC
Super wideband discone antenna. 25-1300 MHz
High stability crystal unit. 0.5 ppm
CI-V level converter
CW narrow filter (500 Hz)
Mobile mounting bracket
Carrying handle
External speaker. 8 ohm, 5 W
External speaker. 8 ohm, 5 W
Voice synthesizer unit
TV receive & FM stereo adapter
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