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Icom IC-501

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Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 50-54 MHz
RX: 50-54 MHz
Tuning steps:Continuous
Frequency stability:Less than 2 KHz @ -10 to +60C (14 to 140F)
Mode:AM / SSB / CW
Channels/memory management:4 optional XTAL channels
Repeater shift/offset:No
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15% (Mains option, plug-in PSU)
Current drain/power consumption:RX: 700 mA (Average)
TX: 2 to 2.6 A
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):230*110*260 mm (9.06*4.33*10.24")
Weight:5.1 Kg (11.24 lb), without PSU option
Other features:NB. VOX. 50/100 KHz marker. SWR-meter.

Receiver system:? conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: ? MHz
2nd IF: ? KHz
Sensitivity: AM: 0 dBu (10 dB S+N/N)
SSB/CW: -6 dBu (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity: AM: 5 KHz (-6 dB), 20 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:

RF output power: AM: Max 2.5 W
SSB: Max 10 W (PEP)
CW: 10 W
Modulation system:
FM deviation:No FM
Spurious emissions:Less than -60 dB
Microphone impedance/connector:500 ohm / ?-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input sensitivity:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 1974-197x (Discontinued)
Additional info:New price 1974 in Australia: $398.00 AUD
Related documents:
Modifications and fixes:
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