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Icom IC-R6 Compact Wideband Receiver

Icom IC-R6 Compact Wideband Receiver
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While retaining basic features of its popular predecessor the IC-R5, the IC-R6 contains many improvements including 100 channel per second scanning speed, 1300 memory channels, 15 hours of continuous receive capability, optional drop-in charger stand and voice control squelch. All these new features combined with a high degree of usability means that the IC-R6 will be equally at home with any casual listener of broadcast stations or the serious scanning enthusiast seeking a pocket sized quality receiver.



Key Features/Specifications:

  • 0.100-1309.995MHz* wideband receiver

  • 100 channels per second high speed scan

  • Full scan

  • Band scan

  • Programmed scan

  • Auto memory write scan

  • Memory scan

  • Priority scan

  • Bank scan

  • Skip scan

  • Tone scan

  • Link scan

  • 15 hours* of continuous receive capability

  • 50mW output with external speaker (8Ù).

  • 1300 memory channels, 22 memory banks with a 6-character comment

  • 150mW loud audio

  • Optional BC-194 drop-in charger stand

  • VSC (Voice squelch control)

  • External DC power jack

  • Compact, drip-resistant construction

  • Built-in ferrite rod antenna for AM

  • CTCSS and DTCS tone squelch

  • PC programming capability

  • Earphone cord antenna for AM aviation as well as FM broadcasts

  • +/-1.0ppm high frequency stability

  • Built-in audio low pass filter suppresses high pitch audio and reduces noise

  • Optional CT-17, CI-V level converter for PC remote control

  • Optional new tube earphone, SP-27

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Excellent handheld receiver...
I ordered this receiver for work use, as a wideband receiver is quite useful in interference-hunting. The R6 has a very good receiver, with very little in the way of "birdies" and a decent interface considering the small number of keys on the unit front panel. The receiver performance is absolutely in line with the quoted specifications (see the manual and/or unit sales leaflet) with good sensitivity across the board and very good selectivity too. The unit is small but ergonomically good.
The only downsides are that I would have liked it to be made from a more heavy-duty plastic, although I don't see any specific issue with the constrution quality as it is, and that it would be nice to have a "standard" stereo 3.5mm headphone socket to allow the straightforward use of off-the-shelf "ear bud" earphones.
All in all, a great little receiver, well-made and with good performance and battery life. Review by Jason / (Posted on 19/08/2019)

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