Icom IC-R6 HF/VHF/UHF Handheld All-Mode Receiver
ICOM IC-R6 Handheld Receiver
The power of listening to the world in the palm of your hand is possible with the compact R6! Whether you are listening to a shortwave station, the local airport approach or ground communications, or simply scanning the various frequency ranges, the R6 offers the most frequency coverage for under $300.
Includes AC adapter.
Retaining the basic features of the very popular IC-R5, the IC-R6 has a new design and new features. The R6 features are further refined with a 100 channel/sec scanning speed, 1300 memory channels, 15 hours of continuous receive capability, and voice control squelch. All this combined with Icom's reputation of superior receiver performance at a reasonable price.
100 kHz 1309.995 MHz*
While the IC-R6 receives an ultra-wideband frequency range, the radio provides superior sensitivity and receiver characteristics that are insusceptible to interference. Amateur stations, AM, FM, short wave broadcasts, TV audio*, and a variety of utility communications can be caught and listened to. The frequency range depends on the 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 and designed to provide many hours of listening enjoyment on a single charge. With the supplied rechargeable Ni-MH cells (1400mAh ), 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 using 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.
Built-in audio low pass filter
Earphone cord antenna for AM broadcast
Ferrite bar antenna for AM broadcast
150mW loud audio with an 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
Frequency coverage: 0.100 - 1309.995 MHz (Cellular blocked; U.S. version)
Mode: AM, FM, WFM
Tuning steps: 5, 6.25, 8.33, 9, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125, 200 kHz
Number of memory channels: 1300 regular, 50 scan edges and 200 auto memory write
Usable temperature range: +14 F to +140 F
Frequency stability: ?1.0ppm (25 degree C)
Battery requirement: 2xR6 (AA) size Ni-MH or Alkaline cells
Antenna impedance: 50 ohm (SMA)
Weight: 7.1 oz