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Icom IC-2820H
2m-70cm FM Mobile Transceiver

Quality analog fundamentals, futuristic digital capability now!
arrow 2m/70cm dual band
arrow Dual receive V/V, V/U, U/U
arrow Diversity receive (Two antenna ports)
arrow 50W output on both VHF/UHF bands
arrow Upgrade to D-STAR with optional UT-123
arrow Remote kit included
arrow 522 memory channels
arrow FM, FM-narrow, FM-wide, AM
arrow Squelch attenuator
arrow Auto attenuator
arrow Band scope
arrow Auto repeater
arrow CTCSS, DTCSS, tone squelch
arrow DTMF microphone for simple IRLP and Echolink
arrow DTMF memory and code squelch

Wideband receiver with simultaneous receive capability
The IC-2820H receives 118–549.995 and 810- 999.990MHz* with dualwatch receiver capability that allows you to receive* two bands simultaneously (including within a single band). Almost all VHF& UHF communications are available to you!
* See specifications for receive range coverage.

Diversity receive capability
If you have two antennas, diversity receive* capability is useful for mobile operation where the received signal strength changes continuously. Within a single band, the radio compares signal strength from each antenna and chooses the better signal to maintain good sound and receive quality.
* Available on 127, 136, 146, 375, 440, 500MHz bands in FM, FM-N, DV mode only.

50W output power on both VHF and UHF bands
A MOSFET power amplifier provides a powerful 50W on both the 2m and 70cm bands, making this compact rig’s signal travel for miles! Output power is selectable in 3 steps.

User-friendly operation
The large 93×28 mm (321/32 ×13/32 in) full dot matrix display presents an easy-to-read graphical interface, viewable over a wide angle. Push the “Function” button to call up the assigned functions menu on the display. In addition, tuning knobs and buttons for each band are arranged side-by-side, providing intuitive operation.

Separate controller from main unit
The controller is separated from the main unit for flexible installation. The controller has magnets on the rear panel, allowing you to attach the controller to the main unit or other metal objects. This makes clean and neat installation easy! A 3.4m separation cable, OPC-1663, and a short cable (10cm), OPC-1712, are included.

522 memory channels
The IC-2820H has a total of 522 memory channels, 500 regular channels, 2 call channels and 20 scan edge channels. Each memory channel stores tone frequency, skip information and so on. The Dynamic Memory Scan (DMS) system divides these memories into 26 groups, A to Z, and provides easy channel selection. Of course, bank scanning is also possible.

Band scope function
The band scope function lets you watch conditions near the receiving frequency and visually assists in finding other stations.

Other features

  • ±2.5ppm high frequency stability with TCXO unit
  • Green to amber variable display background color
    Icom 2820H colors
  • 104×2 DTCS/50 CTCSS tone squelch operation
  • Max. 45 channel/sec. high speed scan capability in programmed scanning mode
  • 9600bps packet terminal, mini DIN (6-pin) connector
  • Long or short squelch delay
  • Automatic attenuator
  • FM narrow capability
  • Sub-band auto mute function
  • 16 DTMF memory channels (24 digits)
  • DTMF pager and code squelch function
  • Auto power off
  • Auto repeater function (USA version only)
  • DTMF remote control function (USA version only)
  • Weather channel with weather alert function (USA and EXP versions only)

D-STAR DV mode + GPS receiver
The optional UT-123 provides D-STAR DV mode operation plus GPS receiver capability. Your location information can be sent simultaneously with the digital voice transmission.

Location information exchange
The IC-2820H sends your location information either when the mic PTT switch is pushed, or at a preset interval (5 seconds–30 minutes). When available from a calling station, the IC-2820H displays the distance and direction to the station.

GPS alarm
The GPS alarm alerts you by beeping when a preprogrammed point is within 500m or 1km range from your location or anyone of preprogrammed points is within a preset square range.

GPS location tracking
When connected to a PC* via the optional RS-232C cable, OPC-1529R, your own or the received location information can be plotted by map software* on a PC.
* Serial port and map software (NMEA 0183) are required.

One touch reply function
The one-touch reply function makes it easy to respond to a calling station instantly. In addition, up to 20 received callsigns are automatically stored as received call records.

Built-in voice recorder and auto reply function
The built-in voice recorder* records an incoming call for up to 30-seconds (approx.), (or 15 sec.× 2 tracks, 10 sec. × 3 tracks). The 10 sec. transmit memory allows you to record your callsign or other message, and also automatically answers when you receive a message.
* Available in DV mode only

Low-speed data communication
When connected to a PC* via the optional data cable, OPC-1529R, the data communication is available simultaneously with a digital voice transmission.
* Serial port and serial communication software are required.

DX communication over the D-STAR system
D-STAR repeaters for 144 and 440MHz are now available, allowing cross-band (144/440/1200 MHz) operation and long distance communication via the Internet over the D-STAR system.

Icom IC-2820H Specifications:
Frequency Coverage
(L): 118–549.995
(R): 118–173.995, 375–549.995, 810–999.990*2
FM, AM (Receive only), DV (With UT-123)
Number of channels
522 (Including 2 call and 20 scan edges)
Antenna connector
SO-239 (50Ω) × 2 (Tx/Rx and Diversity
Frequency stability
±2.5ppm (–10°C to +60°C on the basis of 25°C)
Power supply requirement
13.8V DC ±15%
Current drain (approx.)
Tx At high (50W): 13A
Rx Standby/Max. audio: 1.2A/1.8A
Operating temperature range
–10°C to +60°C; +14°F to +140°F
Dimensions (W×H×D;
Projections not included)
Main Unit: 150×40×187.7mm
Controller: 150×58×31.5mm; 529⁄32×29⁄32×11⁄4 in
Weight (approx.)
Main Unit: 1.5kg; 3.3lb
Controller: 210g; 7.4oz (with OPC-1712)
Output power
50W, 15W approx., 5W approx.
Max. frequency deviation
±5.0/2.5kHz (Wide/narrow)
Spurious emissions
Less than –60dBc
Microphone impedance
600Ω (8-pin modular)
Intermediate frequencies
Left side receiver: 38.85MHz/450kHz (1st/2nd)
Right side receiver: 46.35MHz/450kHz (1st/2nd)
Sensitivity (Ham bands only)
FM (12dB SINAD): Less than 0.18µV
DV (BER 1% with UT-123): Less than 0.35µV
FM (Wide/narrow): More than 10/6kHz at 6dB
                            Less than 30/20kHz at 60dB
DV (With UT-123): More than 50dB
Spurious and image rejection Left side receiver: More than 60/55dB (VHF/UHF)
Right side receiver: More than 60/60dB (VHF/UHF)
Audio output (at 13.8V DC)
More than 2.4W at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load
External speaker connector
2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1⁄8")/8Ω

(L) means left side receiver, (R) means right side receiver.
*1Tx/Rx guaranteed range, 144–148, 440–450MHz.
*2Cellular blocked.
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Icom IC-2820H

Package Includes:
• IC-2820H

Hand microphone, HM-133
Controller cable, OPC-1712 (10 cm; 3.9 in)
Separation cable, OPC-1663 (3.4 m; 11.2 ft)
DC power cable, OPC-1132
• Mounting bracket kit
• Remote controller bracket
• Microphone connector plate
• Microphone hanger
Spare fuse




Icom IC-2820H Dual Band FM Transceiver


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