Icom Taking it to the Extreme – Rugged Radios for Rugged Terrain
A South American resort implements an Icom repeater and radios for their HeliSkiing operation. Radios featured include the IC-4001, IC-F50 and the IC-F5021.
IPX7 waterproof protection
The gasket sealed waterproof housing provides superior waterproof protection, equivalent to IPX7*. Reliable and dependable use in harsh conditions such as rain, snow, sudden change in temperature, make the
IC-F50/F60 the radio for all situations.
* According to the international standard IEC 529 (1989). 1m depth for 30 minutes.
Built-in Tone signaling
Use the built-in CTCSS, DTCS, 2-Tone and 5-Tone 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 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
Li-Ion battery pack
The large capacity 1700mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack, BP-227 provides a practical 10 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
Up to 7 programmable buttons
The [P0]–[P3], [Red] and [Up], [Down] buttons are programmable to meet specific needs. The [Red] button on the top panel can be assigned as an emergency trigger.
The 8-character alphanumeric display shows channel, bank, tone code and scanning channel names on the display. 7 operational icons on the sub-line show various status at a glance.
Wide range coverage and large channel capacity
The IC-F50/F60 covers a wide frequency range in one version. The large capacity of 128 memory channels with 8 memory banks allows you to divide and store a variety of channels from local to wide area network channels. Both wide and narrow (25/12.5kHz) channel bandwidth is programmable to each channel.
56(W)×97(H)×36.4(D) mm* compact body with durable, dependable construction, meets MIL standard specifications.
* 2.2(W)×3.8(H)×1.4(D) in
Built-in voice scrambler
The IC-F50/F60 has a built-in inversion type voice scrambler in all versions.
MDC 1200 Compatible
The following selective calling and ANI features are available with the built-in MDC signaling.
- PTT ID
- Radio check
- Caller ID
- Selective call
- Emergency, emergency mic monitoring
- Radio stun/revive
- 500 Aliases
- Call alert
An optional waterproof speaker-microphone, HM-138 provides reliable operation, even with the radio securely on your belt.
- Built-in compander, compatible with the IC-F30G and IC-F520 series
- 8 DTMF autodial memories
- Powerful 5W output for IC-F50, 4W output for IC-F60
- Normal and priority scans
- 2 step power saver
- Optional AA alkaline battery case, BP-226 for battery back up
- Busy, repeater lockout function
- Power ON password, and more…
Specification ICOM IC-F50
450-512 MHz (U.S.A.)
450-520 MHz (General)
|Number of Channels||Max. 128 channels/ 8 banks|
|Channel spacing||12.5/25kHz, 15/30kHz|
|Antenna impedance||50 ohm (SMA Type)|
|PLL channel step|
|Power supply requirements||7.2V DC|
Current drain (approx.)
|Operating temperature range||–30°C to +60°C|
–22°F to +140°F
|Dimensions (W x H x D)|
(projections not included)
|56 x 97 x 36.4mm|
2.2 x 3.8 x 1.4 in.
|Weight (approx.)||280g; 9.9oz|
|Modulation system||Variable reactance frequency modulation|
|Max. frequency deviation||±5 kHz (wide)|
±2.5 kHz (narrow)
|Modulation limiting||60-100% of Max. deviation|
|Audio harmonic distortion||3% typ. (AF 1kHz, 40% deviation)|
|Spurious emissions||70dB Min.|
|Adjacent channel power||70dB Min. (wide)|
60dB Min. (narrow)
|FM Hum and Noise||46dB typ. (wide)|
40dB typ. (narrow)
|External microphone impedance||9-pin multi connector/2.2kΩ|
|Sensitivity (12dB SINAD)||Less than 0.25 µV|
|Squelch sensitivity||0.25µV typ. (at threshold)|
|Adjacent channel selectivity||75dB typ. (wide)|
65dB typ. (narrow)
|Hum and noise||45db typ. (wide)|
40dB typ. (narrow)
|Audio output power||0.5W typ. at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load|
|External SP connector||9-pin multi connector/8Ω|
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications
Icom makes rugged products that meet MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards as follows.
|Standard||MIL 810 C||MIL 810 D||MIL 810 E||MIL 810 F|
|Low Pressure||500.1||I||500.2||I, II||500.3||I, II||500.4||I, II|
|High Temp.||501.1||I||501.2||I, II||501.3||I, II||501.4||I, II|
|Low Temp.||502.1||I||502.2||I, II||502.3||I, II||502.4||I, II|
|Rain||506.1||I, II||506.2||I, II||506.3||I, II||506.4||I, II|
|Humidity||507.1||I, II||507.2||II, III||507.3||II, III||507.4||–|
|Shock||516.2||I, II, V||516.3||I, IV||516.4||I, IV||516.5||I, IV|
Measurements made in accordance with EIA-152C/204D, TIA-603. All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- VHF antenna*
- UHF antenna*
- Alligator-type belt clip, MB-98
- Battery pack, BP-227
*Antenna (Length may differ according to version)