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Icom IC-201

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Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range:144-146 MHz
Tuning steps:Continuous, analog
Frequency stability:Less than 2 KHz @ -10 to +60C (14 to 140F)
Mode:FM / SSB / CW
Channels/memory management:Four XTAL-controlled (Optional)
Repeater shift/offset:-600 KHz
Power supply:13.8 VDC (2-pin connector). Mains option
Current drain/power consumption:RX: Max 900 mA @ 13.8 VDC
TX: Max 2.8 A @ 13.8 VDC
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):230*110*260 mm (9.06*4.33*10.24")
Weight:5.4 Kg (11.9 lb)
Other features:NB. RIT. VOX. Center meter.

Receiver system: Single conversion superheterodyne SSB/CW)
IF: 10.7 MHz
Double conversion superheterodyne (FM)
1st IF: 10.7 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:FM: 0.4 uV (20 dB S/N)
SSB/CW: 0.5 uV (10 dB S/N)
Selectivity:FM: 16 KHz (-6 dB), 32 KHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.4 KHz (-6 dB), 4.8 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power/speaker:? W at ?% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohm

RF output power: FM/CW: Max 10 W
SSB: Max 10 W (PEP)
Modulation system:FM: Variable reactance phase modulation
SSB: Balanced modulation
FM deviation:5 KHz from factory (max 15 KHz)
Spurious emissions:Less than -60 dB
Microphone impedance/connector: 500 ohm / 3-pin (Metal locking ring connector), very early version
500 ohm / 4-pin (Metal locking ring connector), later version
Microphone input sensitivity:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 1976-1979 (Discontinued)
Additional info: New price 1976 in Sweden: SEK 3850:-
New price 1976 in the UK: 397.50
Related documents: User manual (4.4 MB)
Schematic diagram (2.3 MB)
Enhanced schematic diagram (2.3 MB)
Alignment instructions by DL7MAJ - 2020-01-23 (8.5 MB)
RF final: 2N6081
Modifications and fixes:
Internal AC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 3 A