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The HF bands allow you to communicate over long distances covering many km even
to the other side of the world. With the superior performance found in the IC-718
such as wide dvnamic range, high C/N ratio, and full duty operation you will find
making these contacts easy. Experience the combination of the latest RF and digital
technology, along with the size and simplified operation. You will see the IC-718
will be the most practical rig you will ever own.
Front mounted loud speaker
The IC-718 has a speaker mounted on the front panel. With the speaker facing the
operator, audio sounds can be clearly heard without impediment during operation.
It is no longer necessary to manually increase the volume to try and capture audio
Superior basic performance
The IC-718 has 0.03-29.999999 MHz* general coverage
receive capability. A 4-element system is employed for the 1st receive mixer, providing
superior receive IMD, especially from in-band near-by interfering signals. A well-designed
double-conversion system to help minimize image and spurious responses for better
signal fidelity, is also built-in. A newly designed PLL circuit has been adopted
to improve C/N ratio characteristics. The combination of the 4-element system mixer
and new PLL circuit allows superior basic performance as that of a commercial grade
*Guaranteed range: 0.5-29.999999 MHz
The DSP includes
the following to give you superior receiver quality in your shack, vehicle or during DX'pedition.
*DSP is built in to U.S. models, but may be optional
outside the U.S. Please check with your dealer.
Pulls desired AF signals from noise. Outstanding S/N ratio is achieved, providing
clean audio in SSB, AM and FM.
Automatic Notch filter:
This automatically minimizes beat signals and heterodynes while preserving the receive
signal. Also, the notch frequency is automatically adjusted to follow interfering
beat signals - for example, reducing interference from RTTY signals during SSB operation.
Interference rejection - IF shift
To reject interference, the IC-718 has an IF shift function which shifts the center
frequency of the IF passband electronically to reduce adjacent interference.
This feature compresses microphone audio input to increase average audio output
level. The result is, that talk power is increased. The compression level is adjustable
for your preference. This function is effective for long distance communication,
or when propagation conditions are poor.
RF gain control
RF gain control is combined with the squelch control. The RF gain adjusts minimum
response receiver gain, and ignores signals weaker than the pre-set level - providing
pleasant stand-by, or scanning.
Ample CW features
An electronic keyer with a variable dot/dash ratio (2.8:1 to 4.8:1) control is built-in.
By simply connecting a paddle, easy CW operation can be made. The CW pitch and the
key speed are also variable from 300-900 Hz, 6-60 wpm, respectively. Of course,
full break-in capability is available with the adjustable break-in delay.
A VOX (Voice operated transmission) is included with the IC-718. It provides handsfree
operation by detecting audio signals from the microphone. It' s easy! Flexible filter
Flexible Filter Selection
An optional IF filter can be installed into the transceiver to suit your operating
High frequency stability
When the optional CR-338 HIGH STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT is installed, you get a very
high frequency stability of ±0.5 ppm.
Selectable antenna tuner
Either the optional antenna tuner unit, AT-180 or AH-4 can be used with the IC-718
to suit your installing conditions, or operating style. Of course, the AH-4 control
circuit is built into the IC-718.
The IC-718 is equipped with a minimum number of switches and controls for superior
feature selectability. The 10-key pad on the front panel for entering directly an
operating frequency, or a memory channel number. The auto tuning steps function
helps quick tuning is activate when turning the dial quickly. And the band stacking
register is very convenient when changing operating bands.
Digital S/RF meter
Built-in multi functional digital S/RF meter indicates signal strength level while
receiving, and either transmit output power, ALC level or VSWR ratio while transmitting.
Optional voice synthesizer
A clear, electronically-generated voice announces operating frequency, mode and
receiving signal strength level when the optional voice synthesizer unit, UT-102,
- USB, LSB, CW, RTTY(FSK) and AM modes are built-in
- Level adjustable noise blanker
- RF attenuator and Pre-amplifier
- Variety of scanning function types
- Total 101 memory channels are available
- Hand microphone is supplied, and more...