Intrinsically safe versions can only be upgraded to P25 digital at a I.S. certified facility.
Enhanced MDC versions can be upgraded with purchase of optional UT-120
board and P25 activation key, but the enhanced MDC features will be lost.
The FIPS 140-2 validation confirms that the Icom encryption module, UT-120, has passed
rigorous field tests and provides agencies the independent assurance that the module meets or exceeds
the highest performance standards in encryption for its classification. FIPS encryption is
a requirement for many federal agencies.
Intrinsically Safe (I.S.) refers to electronics equipment in which electrical
energy is not present at levels that would spark and ignite an oxidized mixture of
flammable gasses, vapors or liquids or combustible dusts or fibers.
Icom I.S. two-way radios are approved by Factory Mutual (FM), an international
third-party insurance and loss prevention company.
IP57 dust-tight and waterproof protection
The F70/F80 series has dust-tight and waterproof protection equivalent to IP57 and is tested
to demanding MIL-STD 810 requirements. IP57 waterproof protection means the F70/F80 series can
be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. The F70/F80 series can withstand rugged use
even under harsh weather conditions.
Built-in multiple signaling
Use the built-in CTCSS, DTCS, 2-Tone, 5-Tone and BIIS capability to set up your
own talk groups and quiet stand-by when others are talking. You can also set up
selective calls to individuals or control a repeater.
Multiple 2-Tone, Multiple 5-Tone
Up to 10 2-Tone and 8 5-Tone codes can be decoded on a single memory channel.
This is perfect for professionals who require multiple district paging on one
channel. When a matched tone is received, the following items are programmable
for each code.
- Bell icon
- Answer back
- Beep sound
- Auto transmit
The large high contrast LCD clearly shows a variety of information with a full
dot-matrix display. Program the display to show either 1 line with 12 characters
or 2 lines with 24 characters. Status icons are displayed at the top and the
functions assigned to the P buttons (P0P3) are shown at the bottom of the
The bottom of the LCD shows the assigned functions (see
Li-Ion battery pack
The large capacity 1600mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack, BP-235 provides a
practical 8 hours* of operating time. Li-Ion
batteries allow flexible charging and have almost no memory effect.
* Typical operation Tx:Rx: Stand-by=5:5:90
Tactical group function
The tactical group function allows you to copy memory channels to the tactical
zone (zone 32) and dynamically regroup memory channels. Using the optional zone
copy cable, memory channels in the tactical zone can be transferred from a
master radio to other radios.
Built-in voice scrambler
The IC-F70/F80 series includes a built-in inversion type voice scrambler. When a
more secure system is required, the optional voice scrambler unit UT-109 or
UT-110 is available.
* These voice scrambler functions are not available in
MDC 1200 compatible
The following selective calling and ANI features are available with the built-in
- PTT ID/Caller ID
- Radio check
- Selective call
- Call alert
- Emergency, emergency mic monitoring
- Emergency man down (with UT-124)
- Radio stun/revive
- 500 Aliases
- Call log
Enhanced MDC (EMDC)
Developed by Icom America Inc., EMDC is built upon and expands the widely used MDC
1200 data signaling protocol and system. Not only is EMDC
fully compatible with MDC 1200, but it was also
developed to allow future upgrades in features
and functions without making your current
equipment obsolete. These allow EMDC to:
- Integrate into your existing fleet of MDC capable radios
- Add GPS capabilities to locate your vehicles (AVL) and people (APL)
- Send free form short-txt messages
- Remotely conduct radio signal strength and battery diagnostics
Automatic vehicle location (AVL) or automatic
personnel location (APL) is a core function of
the EMDC system. EMDC was designed to provide
AVL and APL capabilities without the need for
external modems, data only radios, data only
channels, or the requirement to replace an
entire fleet of radios and infrastructure.
EMDC provides greater flexibility by allowing
the use of free-form short text messages of up
to 48 characters in length which can be sent to
individual radios or to groups of radios. This
allows the transmission of information, such as
addresses or directions, without requiring the
field unit to write down messages transmitted by
voice Â improving efficiency and avoiding the
possibility of error due to phonetic confusion.
Remote Management and Diagnostics
EMDC radios can be configured to allow their
radio signal strength indicator
(RSSI) and battery level gauge to be remotely
monitored by the dispatcher. The dispatcher can also adjust the configuration
of GPS periodic reporting from the field units
The only requirements to add a full suite of
signaling capabilities are:
- Icom radios with EMDC
- At least one Icom base station radio with
EMDC for the dispatch station
- A Windows® PC
with Icom or authorized 3rd party EMDC software
installed at the dispatch console
Intrinsically safe version
Intrinsically safe version approved by FM Approvals, is suitable for use in
hazardous areas where flammable gasses or liquids are used.
Radio stun/kill and Power-on password function
The radio stun/kill functions disable a lost or stolen radio over the air,
eliminating security threats from undesired listeners. The power-on password
prevents unauthorized people turning on the radio.
- 256 memory channels with 32 zones
- Built-in audio compander
- 8 DTMF autodial memories
- Normal and priority scans
- Busy, repeater lockout functions
- Wide and narrow (25/12.5kHz) channel spacing is programmable
- Power ON password, and more...