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new!Icom IC-FR5300
IDAS VHF Digital Repeater

Purchaser MUST have a letter of approval from the licensee, as ALL commercial radios sold by GPS Central will be programmed with the approved frequencies before leaving our premises.

Licensing is the responsibility of the purchaser by Industry Canada.

To obtain a license:
1. Register: Online Registration - Spectrum Management System (
2. Fill out license application: Radiocommunication Licensing Services - Spectrum Management System

The FR5300 is a second generation IDAS™ repeater that builds upon the powerful product line with the affordable, low complexity digital simulcast capabilities and a new CPU/FPGA platform. Increase coverage with simulcast by adding repeaters to pair on the same networks.

Output Power: 50W (50% Duty Cycle)
Frequencies: 136-174 VHF
Channels: 32
Height: 2U
Digital Conventional: IDAS™ built-in
Digital Trunking: Optional Boards/Modules

IDAS™ Simulcast Systems

Installing the UC-FR5300 and the CF-FR5300 (SC) allows simulcast which increases coverage and eliminate dead spots. The IDAS™ Simulcast transmits digital repeater signals and GNSS synchronization signals on the same frequency to reduce signal loss in overlapping signal areas. Simulcast automatically selects the best signal by each repeater to distribute and retransmit. Compared to conventional multi-site systems, all NXDN™ compatible IDAS™ radios do not have to scan, vote or roam.

IP Remote Maintenance and Control

When connected to an IP network*, users can PC program, configure IP address settings, and monitor SNMP traps and Syslogs from a remote location. The RC-FS10 can be used as a simple dispatch station to communicate with other radio terminals through the repeater. Use the VE-PG4 RoIP gateway for connection to other protocols and telephone interfaces.

*With the optional UC-FR5300 network/controller board

Trunking Options

Simulcast Conventional

Increase range in difficult RF environments with Simulcast Conventional. Simulcast Conventional uses one frequency for a for all subscriber units. The one frequency keeps signals strong in overlapping areas, this also eliminates the need for scanning, voting, and roaming. The UC-FR5300 board and CF-FR5300SC card are required to work with simulcast, simulcast only works with the FR5300.

Multisite Conventional Systems

Inserting the CF-FR5000 02 card into the UC-FR5300 board, the UC and repeaters increase their capabilities to include multisite conventional operation. Multisite conventional systems connect conventional repeaters using an IP network to merge geographically distributed repeaters and operate them as one, or allow UHF and VHF repeaters to share traffic in a crossover configuration. This is ideal for operations that can merge multiple talk sites into one. Industries such as construction, mining, education, transportation and logistics would benefit.

Multisite Conventional systems are possible with IDAS™ LINQ™. Choose from four configurations: LINQ™REPEAT, LINQ™REPEAT+, LINQ™VOTE, and LINQ™VOTE+.

Learn more about LINQ™ >

Single Site Trunking

Installing and programming a UC-FR5300 board into the FR5300 repeater can transform the FR5300 from a conventional repeater into a trunked repeater system for a single site. Any IDAS™ subscriber digital radios are ready to operate on conventional or trunked digital radios for easy configuration choice. Single Site Trunking is ideal for a large area of operation with multiple groups and users.

Multi-site Trunking 

The UC-FR5300 board and CF-FR5000MT card in a repeater can be configured to a voting receiver, which is best for radios that cannot reach transmitters in areas of poor coverage. Once a signal is received at the voter, it is then transferred via IP to the repeater which then transmits the strongest signal. Voting allows the extension of indoor or underground communication which would benefit industries such as education, healthcare and hospitality.

Learn more about MultiTrunk™ >

Two in One Chassis

Two RF modules* can be installed and operate independently. The front panel LEDs show the status of both channels.

*Optional UR-FR5300 required

Additional Features

  • 19-inch rack mount 2U height low profile
  • Receiver voting function improves talkback capability of radio terminals in the field
  • RC-FS10 remote communicator software works as a simple dispatch station to communicate with radio terminals through the repeater
  • D-SUB 25-Pin Accessory Connector
  • 5 Programmable buttons
  • CW ID transmitter
  • PTT priority setting (Local Microphone, external PTT or repeater operation)
  • 5-Tone decoder (analog mode only)
  • DTMF Encoder/decoder
  • Low voltage alert
Icom IC-FR5300 Specifications
Frequency coverage
136–174 MHz
Number of channels
32 ch/1 zone
Type of emission
16K0F3E (25 kHz), 11K0F3E (15 kHz), 8K50F3E (12.5 kHz), 4K00F1E/F1D (6.25 kHz)
Current drain
15.0A maximum (at 50W)
8.0A maximum (at 50W)
1.9A /500 mA (Maximum audio /Standby (Fan OFF))
Antenna impedance
Dimensions (W×H×D)

483 × 88 × 260 mm; 19.0 × 3.5 × 10.2 in

Weight (approx.)

5.78 kg; 12.7 lbs

Operating temperature range
-30 °C to +60 °C; -22 °F to +140 °F
Output power (High, L2, L1)
50W, 25W, 5W
Spurious emissions
80 dB typ.
0.25 µW (≤; 1 GHz), 1.00 µW (> 1 GHz)
Frequency stability
±1.0 ppm or less
±0.1 ppm or less (corrected using GNSS)
Audio harmonic distortion
0.9% typ.
(AF 1 kHz 40% deviation)
1.1% typ.
(AF 1 kHz 40% deviation)
FM Hum and Noise
83 / 77 dB typ. (25 / 12.5 kHz)
FSK error
0.6% typ
 Digital (1% BER)
–4.0 dBµV (0.32 µV) emf typ.
 Analog (12 dB SINAD)
–119 dBµV (0.25 µV) typ.
Analog (20 dB SINAD)
–4.0 / –4.0 / –1.0 dBµV emf typ.
(25 / 20/ 12.5 kHz)
Adjacent channel selectivity
Digital: 66 dB typ.
Analog: 85 / 80 dB typ. (25 / 12.5 kHz)
84 / 83 / 78 dB typ. (25 / 20 / 12.5 kHz)
Spurious response rejection
Digital: 87 dBµV emf typ.
Analog: 85 dB typ.
81 dB typ.
Intermodulation rejection
Digital: 78 dBµV emf typ.
Analog: 81 / 81 dB typ. (25 / 12.5 kHz)
75 / 74 / 73 dB typ. (25 / 20 / 12.5 kHz)
Audio output power
3.9W typ. (at 5% distortion with 4Ω load)

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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Package Includes:
• IC-FR5300

• DC power cable
• Handle kits





Icom IC-FR5300 IDAS VHF Digital Repeater


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