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Icom IC-R6
Wideband handheld receiver

The 100 Ch/Sec Wideband Signal “Search Machine”
arrow 0.100 to 1309.995MHz wideband coverage with AM, FM, WFM modes
arrow 100 ch/second high speed scan
arrow 15 hrs. of continuous receive capability
arrow Total of 1300 memory channels
arrow 150mW audio output power
arrow Optional drop-in charger stand, BC-194
arrow VSC (voice squelch control) function
arrow Earphone cord antenna for AM aviation as well as FM broadcasts
arrow CI-V control capability with optional CT-17
arrow External DC power jack
arrow Compact drip resistant construction
arrow Built in ferrite bar antenna for AM
arrow CTCSS and DTCS tone squelch
arrow PC programming capabilities
arrow Priority watch function with beep sound
arrow Auto power off timer

00 kHz – 1309.995 MHz* wideband coverage
While the IC-R6 receives an ultra wideband frequency range, the radio provides superior sensitivity and reciever characteristics that is insusceptible to interference. Amateur stations, AM, FM, short wave broadcasts, TV audio*and a variety of utility communications can be caught and listened to. 
Frequency range depends on version. Analog TV auido 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, designed to provide many hours of listening enjoyment on a single charge. With the supplied rechargeable Ni-MH cells (1400mAh × 2), 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 used 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.

Other Features
  • Built-in audio low pass filter
  • ±1.0ppm high frequency stability (at 25°C)
  • Earphone cord antenna for AM broadcast
  • Ferrite bar antenna for AM broadcast
  • 150mW loud audio with 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
  • Optional new tube earphone, SP-27
  • Weather channel receive with weather alert (USA version only)
Icom IC-R6 Specifications:
Frequency Coverage
0.100 - 1309.995* MHz
*Cellular blocked in the U.S.A. version.
Number of channels
1300 regular, 50 scan edges and 200 auto memory write
Tuning steps
5, 6.25, 8.33*, 9*, 10, 12.5, 15,
20, 25, 30, 50,100, 125, 200 kHz
* Selectable depending on operating bands.
Frequency stability
±1.0ppm (25°C)
Battery requirement
2×R6 (AA) size Ni-MH or Alkaline cells
External power supply
4.5V DC rated (4.5-6.3V with BC-196SA/SD, CP-18A/E)

Current drain (at 3.0v DC; typical) 

Rated audio 130 mA (Ext. SP, backlight off)
Standby 65 mA
Power save 30 mA (1:4 duty)
Operating temperature range
–10°C to +60°C; +14°F to +140°F
Antenna impedance
50Ω (SMA)
Dimensions (projections not included)
58(W) × 86(H) × 29.8(D) mm
Weight (approx.)
200 g; 7.1 oz
Intermediate frequencies
FM, AM: 266.7MHz, 19.65 MHz, 450 kHz
WFM: 266.7 MHz, 19.95 MHz, 750 kHz
Sensitivity (except spurious points):
FM (at 12dB SINAD)
1.625 - 4.995 MHz
5.000 - 29.995 MHz
30.000 - 117.995 MHz
118.000 - 246.995 MHz
247.000 - 469.995 MHz 
470.000 - 832.995 MHz 
833.000 - 1029.995 MHz 
1030.000 - 1309.995 MHz 
76.000 - 108.000 MHz
175.000 - 221.995 MHz
WFM (at 12dB SINAD)
470.000 - 770.000 MHz
0.495 - 4.995 MHz 
175.000 - 221.995 MHz 
AM (at 10dB S/N)
470.000 - 770.000 MHz 
0.495 - 4.995 MHz
5.000 - 29.995 MHz 
118.000 - 136.000 MHz 
222.000 - 246.995 MHz
247.000 - 329.995 MHz

0.32 µV
0.25 µV
0.18 µV
0.18 μV
0.18 µV
0.32 µV
0.28 µV
0.35 µV
1.1 µV
1.1 µV

1.8 µV
1.3 µV
0.71 µV

1.0 µV
1.3 µV
0.89 µV
0.63 µV
0.63 µV
0.79 µV
AM, FM: More than 12 kHz/–9dB
              Less than 30 kHz/–60dB
WFM: More than 150 kHz/–6dB
AF output power (at 3.0V DC)
Internal speaker (16Ω load): More than 150mW
External speaker (8Ω load): 80mW
External SP connector
3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1⁄8″) /8Ω

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.

MIL 810 F
Low Pressure
High Temp.
Low Temp.
Temp. Shock
Solar Radiation
Ingress Protection Standards
IPX2 (Drip resistant
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D and -E.
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Icom IC-R6

Package Includes:
• IC-R6
Ni-MH cells
• AC adapter, BC-196A/SD
• Belt clip
• Handstrap
• Antenna




Icom IC-R6 Receiver


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