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The Icom IC-R9500-02 clearly raises the bar for professional receivers. Icoms wideband receiver technology achieves high specification with 5 kHz to 3335 MHz coverage (less cellular). In HF bands*, it has 110dB wide dynamic range and +40dBm IP3. Even in 144/430(440) MHz and above 2GHz band, it has +5dBm IP3 capability. This high specification means the IC-R9500 allows you to listen to weak signals between strong adjacent signals. For the BPF (Band pass filter) unit, the IC-R9500 uses stable mechanical relays and large inductors instead of switching diodes and small coils which can cause distortion. This combination reduces distortions at the primary stage of signal processing. The R9500 features an Oven Control Crystal Oscillator to achieve impressive ±0.05ppm frequency stability.
The IC-R9500 incorporates two independent, 32-bit floating point DSP units, one for receiver and the other for the spectrum scope. By having two independent DSP units, the radio will respond to operator changes in an instant, as each DSP unit has a dedicated function.
The IC-R9500 has a high resolution with normal scope and wide spectrum scope functions. The normal spectrum scope observes a range from ±2.5kHz to ±5MHz, while the wide spectrum scope* observes wider frequency range. When using the normal spectrum scope, the digital scope filter width is selectable from 200Hz to 20kHz, allowing you to find a weak signal right next to strong ones. The sweep speed is also selectable. Also, there is a setting to allow for specific scope edges or center the span on the receiving frequency. The peak search function automatically moves the marker to the peak point on the scope screen. In addition to these features, the scope has 3 levels of attenuation (10dB, 20dB, 30dB). (While using wide spectrum scope function, AF output is muted).
The DSP controlled noise blanker significantly reduces pulse type noise. The IC-R9500 has two noise blanker memories; you can set attenuation width, depth and blank time parameters by each channel and allows switching between channels of depending on the operating mode. Digital IF filter The digital IF filter allows the operator to adjust the filter shaping (sharp or soft), filter bandwidth, and center frequency characteristics, without missing the received sound. The digital twin PBT narrows and shifts the IF passband, and efficiently eliminates interfering signals.
The R9500 has five roofing filters before the 1st amplifier. You can select the filter widths from 240kHz/50kHz/15kHz/6kHz/3kHz, depending on operating mode. The 50kHz roofing filter allows you to receive NOAA weather satellite APT pictures at FM mode.
The synchronous AM (S-AM) detection provides less distorted audio than normal diode detection and it is useful when fading occurs or signal level is low. The R9500 can create exactly the same frequency as the carrier signal by using the DSP unit. In addition, upper or lower side is selectable for S-AM demodulation for eliminating interference from adjacent strong signals.
The two-point digital manual notch filter reduces more than 70dB at two points with adjustable filter width (wide, middle, narrow). It means two strong beat signals can be eliminated at once even while using the auto notch filter.
The IC-R9500 has 10 VFO channels; you can tune and store operating frequency, mode, filter width and other settings. For example, in VFO-1 memories the 7MHz band, VFO-2 for VHF marine band, VFO-3 for 1200MHz band, etc, you can quickly change the operating bands by pushing the 10-keypad. When you change the VFO channel, the last setting is automatically stored to the channel used before.
The IC-R9500 has an internal digital recorder capable of storing received communications. While the recording times varies depending on recording quality, even in HQ (high quality) mode it provides up to 60 minutes (approx.) of recorded time.
This receiver gives your 1220 memory channels that store frequencies, modes, filter width and tuning steps. Memory channels are grouped into memory banks. Independent memory and bank knobs are on the front panel. By connecting to a USB keyboard, you can directly edit channel names, etc.
Numerous scanning and search functions are available to make your operations easier than ever. The IC-R9500 scans 40 channels per second in memory scan mode. Memory scan Program scan F scan Priority scan Selected mode memory scan Selected memory scan Auto memory write scan.
Additional outstanding features include: Voice synthesizer 4 antenna connectors: an SO-239 type and a phone (RCA) connector for below 30MHz, two type-N connector for above 30MHz Reverse power protection (HF band only) AFC function compensates for frequency shifts (FM mode only) CW/AM modes auto tuning function CW Reverse and Pitch control Optional P25 digital mode reception Optional CI-V interface and RS-232C for PC remote control Screen saver (15/30/60min/off) VSC (Voice Squelch Control) S/PDIF out jack Video input/output Temperature controlled fan. Please note that in compliance with recent Federal regulations, regarding digital TV; the R9500 does not feature an NTSC TV tuner. The R9500 comes double boxed, with rack ears and Owner's Manual (with schematics).
The Icom R9500-06 model is the same as above, but without the cellular bands blocked. This full-coverage version, can be purchased by the Federal government or for export only. This special order item is not available via on-line ordering.
This model was on display briefly at Universal Radio in March 2007.
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