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IC-T8A - Triband Handheld Transceiver

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ICOM IC-T8A - 6m/2m/440 MHz Triband Handheld Transceiver

Manufactured: Japan, 199x-200x (Discontinued)

Quick Specs
6 meter/2 meter/440 MHz triband handheld transceiver
RX: 50-54 MHz, 118-174 MHz, 400-470 MHz
TX: 50-54 MHz, 144-148 MHz, 440-450 MHz
Modes: FM, (AM receive only 118-136 MHz airband)
Receiver sensitivity: 0.16 µV (FM, 12 dB SINAD)
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Detailed Specifications

GENERAL

  • Frequency coverage (Unit: MHz)
    6 meter 2 meter 440 MHz
    U.S.A. 50 - 54 Tx:144-148 Rx: 118-174*1 Tx:440-450 Rx: 400-470*2
    Europe 50 - 52 (Rx only) 144-146 430-440
    Asia 50 - 54 Tx: 144-148 Rx: 118-174*1 430-440
    Italy 50 - 52 (Rx only) Tx; 144-148 Rx: 136-174*1 Tx: 430-440 Rx:400-470*3
    *1 Guaranteed 144-148; *2Guaranteed 440-450; *3Guaranteed 430-440
  • Mode: FM, WFM (Rx only), AM (118-136, Rx only)
  • Acceptable power supply : 4.5 to 16 V DC (negative ground)
  • Number of memory channels: 123 plus 1 call for each band
  • Operating temperature range (transceiver only): -10°C to +60°C; (+14°F to +140°F)
  • Operating temperature range (with Ni-MH battery): 0°C to +50°C; (+32°F to +122°F)
  • Frequency stability: ± 5 ppm (0°C to +50°C;)
  • Current drain (at 13.8 V DC):
    • Tx:
      • at 5 W: 1.4 A (typical)
      • at 0.5 W: 0.6 A (typical)
    • Rx:
      • max audio: 200 mA (typical)
      • standby: 70 mA (typical)
      • power saved: 30 mA (typical/1:8)
  • Antenna connector: SMA (50 ohms)
  • Dimensions (w/BP-198/199):
    • 58(W) x 107(H) x 28.5(D)mm
    • 2.3(W) x 4.2(H) x 1.125(D)in
  • Weight (with BP-199): 280g (9.9oz)

ICOM IC-T8A - 6m/2m/440 MHz Triband Handheld TransceiverTransmitter

  • Output power (at 13.5 V DC): 5 W or 0.5W
  • Modulation : variable reactance frequency modulation
  • Max. frequency deviation : ± 5.0 kHz
  • Spurious emissions : Less than -60 dB
  • External mic connector : 3-conductor, 2.5(d) mm (1/10")/ 2 Kohms

Receiver

  • Receive system: Double superheterodyne
  • Intermediate frequencies(1st/2nd)MHz:
    • 1st:
      • 41.85 MHz
      • 13.35 MHz (WFM)
    • 2nd:
      • 450 kHz
  • Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD):
    • Less than 0.18µ:V
    • Less than 1.99µ:V (WFM)
  • Squelch sensitivity (at threshold):
    • Less than 0.18µ:V
    • Less than 5.6µ:V (WFM)
  • Selectivity :
    • Less than 15 kHz/-6 dB
    • More than 30 kHz/-60 dB (WFM)
  • Spurious response (except IF and 2nd image frequency):
    • 50, 144 MHz bands: -60 dB (typical)
    • 430/440 MHz bands: -50 dB (typical)
    • -50 dB for all bands at 1/2 IF image frequency
  • Audio output power (at 13.8 V DC): 250mW (typical with an 8 ohm load)
  • External speaker connector: 3-conductor, 3.5(d) mm (1/8")/ 8 ohm

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES

  • Battery pack
  • Wall charger
  • Antenna
  • Belt clip

IC-T8A Options

  • BATTERY PACKS AND CASE
    BP-197 R6 (AA) batteriesx3
    BP-198 Ni-MH 4.8 V/700 mAh (standard with IC-T8A)
    BP-199 Ni-MH 6.0 V/700 mAh (standard with IC-T8AHP)
    BP-200 9.6 V, 680 mAh
  • BC-119 DESKTOP CHARGER + AD-87 DESKTOP CHARGER ADAPTER Rapidly charges battery packs BP-198, BP-199, BP-173 or BP-200. Cannot be used to charge Ni-Cd or Ni-MH cells in the BP-197. Both AC and DC can be used to power the charger. The AD-87 must be purchased separately. Some BC-119 versions require the AD-88 additionally.
  • CP-12L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE WITH NOISE FILTER OPC-254L DC POWER CABLE Allows you to operate the transceiver through a 12 V cigarette lighter socket or 4.5 to 16 V external DC power supply with the CP-12L or OPC-254L, respectively. The connected battery pack is charged simultaneously (12 to 16 V DC required).
  • SPEAKER-MICROPHONES
    HM-46 Compact and lightweight. Equipped with an earphone jack.
    HM-54 Durable, full-sized speaker-microphone.
    HM-75A Allows you to remotely select memory channels, operating frequency, etc. Simple remote and normal remote are selectable.
  • HS-51 HEADSET Allows you hands-free operation. Includes VOX, PTT, "one-touch PTT" (TOT).
  • SP-13 EARPHONE Provides clear audio in noisy environments.
  • BC-110A/D/V WALL CHARGER Regularly charges battery packs. The same as supplied with some versions
  • CS-T8 CLONING SOFTWARE + OPC-478 CLONING CABLE
    Provides quick and easy programming of items, including memory channels, memory names and set mode contents, for local repeater frequencies, etc., via a PC
  • OPC-474 CLONING CABLE Used for handheld-to-handheld data cloning
  • LC-147 CARRYING CASE Useable with any battery pack.

Related documents: User manual (3.7 MB)

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