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Switchable VHF/UHF dual bander
The IC-80AD provides VHF/UHF dual band capabilities (one band at a time) via a simple band switching system.
The IC-80AD has a wideband receiver as a standard feature and
covers 0.495-999.99MHz. *Listen to aviation, marine, weather channels and other
*Receiver range depending on versions. See
CS-80/880 free download cloning software
The CS-80/880 free download cloning software is available from
the Icom web site. Used with this software, various settings can
be made from a PC and the memory channels and other settings can
be shared between IC-80AD and its matching mobile unit, the
ID-880H. Please download from
*Either OPC-1529R, OPC-478 or OPC-478UC optional cable is required.
1052 memory channels
The IC-80AD has a total of 1052 memory channels (including 1000
regular channels, 50 scan edges and 2 call channels) with 26
memory banks. All memory channels and the program scan can be
named with 8-character channel comments. Also each memory bank
can be named with up to 6-character bank name comment.
Multiple scan function
The IC-80AD supports various scan types for maximum reception
and ease of use
- Full scan
- Selected band scan
- Programmed scan
- Memory scan
- Memory mode scan
- All bank scan
- Selected bank scan
- Bank link scan (DMS)
- Program scan link
- Skip scan
- Priority scan
- Tone scan
- Access repeater scan
Built-in CTCSS/DTCS encoder and decoder
Built-in CTCSS and DTCS tones are used for accessing a closed
repeater or tone squelch operation. The pocket beep alerts you
with a beep sound when the transceiver receives a preset tone.
1750Hz tone is also available.
Optional GPS speaker-microphone, HM-189GPS
When used with the new GPS speaker-microphone, HM-189GPS, the
IC-80AD shows your position data on the display and offers a
position reporting function in DV mode. The IC-80AD shows the
direction to a memory position or to a received D-STAR station.
5 Watts (typical) output
The IC-80AD provides 5W (typical) output power both in
VHF/UHF bands. The supplied BP-217 provides up to 6
hours* of operating time. When you don't need full
power operation, you can reduce output power to
2.5/0.5/0.1W (typ.) for saving battery consumption
*Tx high: Rx: Stand-by duty ratio= 1 min.: 1min.: 8 min. Power save on.
External DC power jack
An external DC power jack allows for operation with an external DC power supply (10-16VA DC). When used
with the DC power cable simultaneously operation during charging is possible.
The 4-direction cursor buttons on the keypad give you quick and intuitive access to many settings.
- Monitor function to listen to a weak signal
- 14 Variable tuning steps
- Auto repeater function automatically turns on/off duplex
operation and tone encoder
- Weather channel receive with weather alert
- 16 DTMF memory channels (24 digits)
- Key lock function
- 4 steps RF power selection (5W, 2.5W, 0.5W, 0.1W)
- Drip-resistant construction, equivalent to IPX4
- Auto power save, power off and power on
- 10dB (approx.) built-in attenuator