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Icom IC-229A

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range: USA
TX: 144-148 MHz
RX: 136-174 MHz
Tuning steps:5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 KHz, 1 MHz
Frequency stability:Max ? ppm
Mode:FM
Channels / memory management: 20 regular
2 scan edge
1 call
RAM storage with lithium battery backup
Repeater shift/offset:0 to 10 MHz in 25 KHz steps
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15%
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 500-800 mA
TX: 2-6 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SO-239 (On pigtail)
Dimensions (W*H*D):140*40*105 mm (5.5*1.6*4.1")
Weight:750 g (1.7 lb)
Other features:CTCSS/PL encoder. RF attenuator. AF tone hi/lo.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 17.2 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:0.16 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity:
Image rejection:
AF output power / speaker:2.4 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:

HighLow 3Low 2Low 1
2 m:25 W10 W5 W1 W
Modulation system:Variable reactance
Max FM deviation (Factory set):5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -60 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:600 ohm / 8-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 1990-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:PLL IC: PLL2001
Related documents:User manual (3.3 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
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