ICOM IC-R6 Wide Band Handheld Receiver (USA Version)

100 kHz – 1309.995 MHz* wideband coverage
While the IC-R6 receives an ultra wideband frequency range, the radio provides superior sensitivity and reciever characteristics that is insusceptible to interference. Amateur stations, AM, FM, short wave broadcasts, TV audio* and a variety of utility communications can be caught and listened to.
* Frequency range depends on version. Analog TV audio only. Cannot decode digital TV audio.

100 channels per second high speed scan
The IC-R6 has 100 channels per second high speed scan capability*. This superior scanning power allows the utmost efficiency when search over 1300 MHz of spectrum!
* VFO mode scanning.

15 hours of continuous receive capability*
The IC-R6 is energy-efficient, designed to provide many hours of listening enjoyment on a single charge. With the supplied rechargeable Ni-MH cells (1400mAh × 2), the IC-R6 provides up to 15 hours of continuous receive capability*.
* At 50 mW output using external speaker.

1300 memory channels with 22 memory banks
With 1300 alphanumeric memory channels, 50 scan edges and 200 auto write memories, the IC-R6 gives you flexible scanning. Use the bank link scan feature to choose from and connect any of the 22 memory banks.

VSC (Voice Squelch Control)
The VSC opens the squelch only when a modulated signal is detected and ignores unmodulated beat noise. It is a handy feature for those listeners who are scanning for talk, news and music, but not data bursts or beacons.

Multiple power choices
The IC-R6 can be powered by rechargeable Ni-MH cells, or with alkaline batteries. Run the IC-R6 using the AC adapter, BC-196S, or opt for a cigarette lighter cable, CP-18. When used the optional drop-in charger stand BC-194 with the AC adapter or cigarette lighter cable, you can easily start charging the Ni-MH cells, while eliminating the need to connect the power source to the DC power jack of the receiver.

Other Features
Built-in audio low pass filter
±1.0ppm high frequency stability (at 25°C)
Earphone cord antenna for AM broadcast
Ferrite bar antenna for AM broadcast
150mW loud audio with internal speaker
DTCS and CTCSS tone squelch and reverse tone squelch
Priority watch function with priority beep function
Optional CT-17, CI-V level converter for remote control
PC programmable with optional CS-R6
Receiver-to-receiver cloning (optional OPC-474 required)
Auto power OFF (0.5-2 hours and end of busy signal)
Compact, dip-resistant construction
Duplex operation monitoring
Automatic LCD backlight
Dial speed acceleration
Built-in RF attenuator
Auto memory write scan stores the detected frequency, mode and tone into a specified memory
Reversible up/down buttons and dial knob for volume, frequency, memory channel, scan direction and set mode settings
Optional new tube earphone, SP-27
Weather channel receive with weather alert

Frequency coverage 0.100 - 1309.995* MHz

*Cellular blocked; U.S.A version

Number of memory channels 1300 regular, 50 scan edges and 200 auto memory write
Usable temperature range
-10°C to +60°C
+14°F to +140°F
Frequency stability ±1.0ppm (25°C)
Tuning steps 5, 6.25, 8.33*, 9*, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50,100, 125, 200 kHz
* Selectable depending on operating bands.
Battery requirement 2×R6 (AA) size Ni-MH or Alkaline cells
External power supply 4.5V DC rated (4.5-6.3V with BC-196SA/SD, CP-18A/E)
Current drain (at 3.0v DC; typical)
Rated audio 130 mA (Ext. SP, backlight off)
Standby 65 mA
Power save 30 mA (1:4 duty)
Antenna impedance 50Ohm (SMA)
(projections not included)
58(W) × 86(H) × 29.8(D) mm
29/32(W) × 33/8(H) × 11/16(D) in
Weight 200 g; 7.1 oz
Intermediate frequencies
FM, AM 266.7MHz, 19.65 MHz, 450 kHz
WFM 266.7 MHz, 19.95 MHz, 750 kHz
More than 12 kHz/–9dB
Less than 30 kHz/–60dB
More than 150 kHz/–6dB
AF output power (at 3.0V DC)
Internal speaker (16Ohm load) More than 150mW
External speaker (8Ohm load) 80mW
External SP connector 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8?) /8Ohm

Supplied accessories
Ni-MH cells
AC adapter, BC-196DA/SD
Belt clip


* Cellular telephone frequencies blocked in the US.

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

All the items we sell are absolutely new - not refurbished or display units... in the original box... never opened... with one year manufacturer warranty in the USA


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