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Icom IC-260E

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Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 144-146 MHz (Europe)
RX: 144-146 MHz
Tuning steps:100 Hz, 1 / 5 KHz
Frequency stability:1.5 KHz @ -10 to +60C (14 to 140F)
Mode:FM / SSB / CW
Channels/memory management: 3 regular
2 band edge (for programmed scan)
RAM storage
Repeater shift/offset:No dedicated. Use dual VFO split instead
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15% (3-pin connector)
Current drain/power consumption:RX: 600-800 mA
TX: 1.6 to 3.1 A
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):185*64*223 mm (7.28*2.52*8.78")
Weight:2.7 Kg (5.95 lb)
Other features:Noise blanker. 1750 Hz tone burst.

Receiver system: Single conversion superheterodyne (SSB/CW)
1st IF: 10.75 MHz
Double conversion superheterodyne (FM)
1st IF: 10.75 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity: FM: 0.6 uV (20 dB noise quieting)
SSB/CW: 0.5 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity: FM: 15 KHz (-6 dB), 30 KHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.4 KHz (-6 dB), 4.8 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power/speaker:2 W at ?% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm

RF output power:

2 m:10 W1 W
Modulation system: FM: Variable reactance frequency modulation
SSB: Balanced
FM deviation:5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Less than -60 dB
Microphone impedance/connector:1.3 Kohm / 8-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input sensitivity:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 1979-1980 (Discontinued)
Additional info:New price 1981 in the UK: 339.00
Related documents: User manual (4.4 MB)
FM-IF: MC3357
Modifications and fixes:
IC-HM8 Hand microphone with DTMF pad
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