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.
- 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
- Bar Code/EAN:
- 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.