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Icom IC-232

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Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range: Japanese domestic market
TX: 144-146 MHz
RX: 144-146 MHz
Tuning steps:5 KHz (FM)
100 Hz and 5 KHz (USB/CW)
Frequency stability:Less than 1.5 KHz @ -10C to +60C (14 to 140F)
Mode:FM / USB / CW
Channels / memory management:None
Repeater shift / offset:No
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15% (3-pin connector)
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 600-800 mA
TX: 1.4 to 2.8 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):155*90*235 mm (6.1*3.54*9.25")
Weight:2.7 Kg (5.95 lb)
Other features:RIT. Auto dimmer. NB.

Receiver system: Single conversion superheterodyne (USB/CW)
IF: 10.7 MHz
Double conversion superheterodyne (FM)
1st IF: 10.7 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity: FM: 0.6 uV (20 dB noise quieting)
USB/CW: 0.5 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity: FM
15 KHz (-6 dB)
30 KHz (-60 dB)
2.4 KHz (-6 dB)
4.8 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power / speaker:1.5 W at ?% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohm

RF output power:

FM:10 W1 W
SSB (PEP):10 W-
CW:10 W-
Modulation system: FM: Variable reactance frequency modulation
SSB: Balanced
Max FM deviation (Factory set):5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -60 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:600 ohm / 4-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 197x-197x (Discontinued)
Additional info: See also: IC-245 (USA version) and IC-245E (European version)
Related documents:
Modifications and fixes:
Options / Accessories:
Computerized remote controller
Desk microphone
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