Retaining the basic features of the very popular IC-R5, the IC-R6 has a new design and new features. The R6 features are further refined with a 100 channel / sec scanning speed, 1300 memory channels, 15 hours of continuous receive capability and voice control squelch. All this combined with Icom's reputation of superior receiver performance at a reasonable price.
100 kHz – 1309.995 MHz*
While the IC-R6 receives an ultra wideband frequency range, the radio provides superior sensitivity and receiver 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 audio 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 un modulated 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.
• 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)
NOTE: This radio is supplied with rechargeable AA batteries which can be used with any commercially available battery charger. No AC adapter is supplied. Standard Alkaline batteries can also be used.
• Frequency coverage: 0.100 - 1309.995 MHz (Cellular blocked; U.S. version)
• Mode: AM, FM, WFM
• Tuning steps: 5, 6.25, 8.33, 9, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125, 200 kHz
• Number of memory channels: 1300 regular, 50 scan edges and 200 auto memory write
• Usable temperature range: +14 F to +140 F
• Frequency stability: ?1.0ppm (25 degree C)
• Battery requirement: 2xR6 (AA) size Ni-MH or Alkaline cells
• Antenna impedance: 50 ohm (SMA)
• Dimensions:58(W)x86(H)x29.8(D) mm
• Weight: 7.1 oz
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Icom IC R 6 receiverBy: Ken Martin on 30 August 2016Pros - A versatile miniature receiver with good RF sensitivity; small size and weight; low battery consumption. Cons - Uses an RF attenuator for situations where there is a strong-other-signal-interfering-with-the-frequency-being-listened-to; supplied antenna is too much a compromise. Little better than a dummy load. Better to use a fit-for-purpose antenna e.g. Diamond SRH771 (available circa $75 in NZ) for aviation band and other use; instruction manual daunting (but there is a good YouTube video with easy instructions to set up frequencies, scanning etc. Refer to Michael Jordon "Programming and setup of the IC-R6 scanner for airshows". Overall, I recommend this receiver highly and Pilotshop's service and follow up. Well done!