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Icom IC-R5-06
Wideband Receiver


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It began with the IC-R1 ... the first wideband receiver to fit in your pocket. The IC-R2 offered further refinement and now we have the state-of-the-art Icomô IC-R5. Again at only 2.3 x 3.4 x 1.13 inches (58x86x27 mm) it is absolutely packed with features. And it is big on coverage, tuning from 150 kHz to 1309.995 MHz (less cellular and gaps) in these modes:  AM, FM Narrow and FM wide. The triple conversion circuit provides amazing sensitivity for the size. It has 1200 alphanumeric memories storing: frequency, mode, step size, duplex direction and offset, CTCSS tone, tone squelch and skip settings. The R5 supports six types of scanning Both automatic and manual Squelch are supported and CTCSS/DTCS decode is built in! Other features include:  attenuator, LCD lamp, auto power off (30/60/90/120 mins.), battery save and battery low indicator. A built in ferrite bar antenna improves AM band (MW) performance. There are several power saving functions including backlit LCD timer.

The IC-R5 helps you stay out of Mother Nature's way with weather radio function. When the National Weather Service issues a severe weather bulletin over the selected weather channel, the 'R5 emits an audio alert, then stays on that channel for the relay of pertinent information. Operation of the 'R5 is possible from a wide variety of power sources with the external DC port and Icom's use of 2 AA-size batteries. Whether dry cell, alkaline or the newer rechargeable batteries, the R5 will give you hours of operation. The external DC jack also provides a power source and acts as a charger for AA NiCad-type batteries. You may listen to the radio as it is charging.

The IC-R5 comes with:  BC-149A wall charger, flexible SMA antenna, two AA NiCad cells, belt clip, wrist strap and Owner's Manual, Ham Radio Terms booklet, and Hot 100 SWL List. The factory has pre-programmed the Hot 100 SWL List into your R5 (but you can change or delete them if you wish). Please see page 67 of the August 2003 QST for an extensive review of this radio.

  The IC-R5 has been replaced by the IC-R5 Sport configuration which is the same radio, but with different supplied accessories.
The IC-R5 was reviewed in the August 2003 issue of QST magazine.

The IC-R5-11 model was the same as above, but without the cellular gaps and could be purchased via government or qualifying commercial customers or for export only.

Order # Item Description List Price Your Price Order
  BC-149A AC Wall Adapter 6VDC 1000 mA. VIEW Discontinued
  CP-18A Cigarette Lighter Cable with voltage converter (6 VDC output) Discontinued
  CS R5 Windows 98/Me/2000/XP cloning software (requires OPC-478 or OPC-478U or OPC-478UC) Discontinued
  HP-4 Lightweight monaural headphones with 39 inch cable to 3.5mm stereo plug. Discontinued
  LC-146a Carrying case Discontinued
  OPC-474 R5 to R5 cloning cable Discontinued
  OPC-478 RS232 PC to R5 cloning cable Discontinued
  OPC-478U USB PC to R5 cloning cable with USB drivers 3.5 diskette. INFO Discontinued
  OPC-478UC USB PC to R5 cloning cable with Windows USB drivers CD. INFO Discontinued
  SP-13 Black mono earphone 3.5 mm plug. Discontinued
#0531 SMA-BNC This RF adapter lets you connect a BNC type antenna to the R5's SMA antenna jack. $  5.95 $  3.95 Order
  SMA-SO239 Low-loss 4 foot (1.2 m) LMR100 RF adapter cable to safely connect a PL259 type antenna to the SMA antenna jack. Discontinued

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