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Icom Professional Communications Receiver: IC-R8500

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Professional, Quality Communications Receiver

  • Offers 1,000 Memory Channels & 20 Scan Edges
  • Provides All Mode Capability
  • Versatile Scanning Functions, Scans Up to 40 Channels Per Second

Icom IC-R8500 delivers next generation technology with all mode coverage, including VHF and UHF while maintaining a constant receive sensitivity. With all mode capability, it delivers your standard modes but also a variety of "specialty" modes including: CW narrow, AM wide, AM narrow and FM narrow.

The Main Features of Icom IC-R8500 Professional Communications Receivers

Memory editing capabilities include memory copy and paste functionality for easy transfer of data from channel to channel to help deliver versatile operating possibilities. If you're looking for advanced scan functionality the IC-R8500 provides select, skip, auto write and mode select scans. Save time by skipping unmodulated signals through the voice scan control. 
 Features Include:
  • All Mode Capability: SSB (USB, LSB), CW, AM, FM and WFM
  • Superior Receive Characteristics
  • 1000 Memory Channels
  • Noise Blanker, RF Attenuator and Selectable AGC Functions
  • RS-232C Interface
  • Various Tuning Steps
  • 3 Antenna Connectors:
    • SO-239 type
    • Phono (RCA) connector for below 30 MHz
    • Type-N connector for above 30 MHz
  • S-meter Squelch—allows you to receive only those signals stronger than a pre-set level
  • Easy to Read Analog S-meter 
  • Center Frequency Indicator
  • Voice Synthesizer (optional UT-102 required)—announces the frequency setting
  • Sleep Timer (30, 60, 90, 120 min. selectable)
  • REC and REC Remote Terminals—provided for tape recorder control and for received signals (received frequencies can also be recorded when the optional UT-102 is installed)

Icom's IC-R8500 Professional Communications Receiver is ideal for Public Safety, Local Administration or Municipalities and Transportation markets. When it comes to advancing radio technology and delivering the solutions you need, Icom and AIR lead the way. 


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