Icom Airband IC-R1500
Discontinued: Replaced with IC-R2500
IC-R1500 PC Communications Receiver
The IC-R1500 is not only a powerful PC-controlled receiver, but when a remote control head is added it becomes a mobile or base receiver featuring a high-speed scanning capability of up to 60 channels per second. The IC-R1500 communication receiver covers 0.01 to 3299.999MHz in AM, FM & WFM modes (0.495-1300MHz in SSB and CW modes).
The IC-R1500 covers 0.01-3299.999MHz* in AM, FM & WFM modes (0.495-1300MHz only in SSB and CW modes). 1Hz fine tuning resolution is available in all bands. When connected to a PC, all functions can be controlled by the click of a mouse or from keyboard input. * Frequency range depends on version.
Remote controller head
The IC-R1500 is supplied with a remote control head for mobile or base station use. Green, amber and yellow backlit colour are selectable.
High speed scanning of up to 60 channels per second
The IC-PCR1500 has a maximum high speed scanning capability of 60 channels per second*. This scanning power provides the utmost efficiency when searching a wide frequency range. Auto memory write scan searches for a signal. When a signal is detected, the received frequency is automatically stored into an auto memory write channel bank.
The following other scans are available
Mode select scan
Auto memory write scan
Program skip scan
Program skip area scan
*Tuning step is 100kHz or less in program scan mode.
VSC, CTCSS, DTCS tone and S-meter squelch
The VSC (Voice squelch control) opens the squelch only when a modulated signal is detected and ignores unmodulated, beat noise signals.
The CTCSS and DTCS tones provide quiet stand-by while waiting for a matched tone signal.
S-meter squelch releases the AF mute, when only signals stronger than the pre-set S-meter level are received.
Pocket beep function alerts you with a beep sound when a matched tone signal is received.
With the optional DSP unit, UT-106, you can add a noise reduction function, which improves the S/N ratio. Also, the automatic notch filter automatically cuts beat interference. These DSP functions pull out desired signals from noise, and provide superior receive quality.
Other Noise reduction functions
IF filter selection
IF shift function (SSB/CW mode only)
Noise blanker (SSB/CW/AM mode only). Eliminates pulse type noise such as engine ignition noise.
20dB RF attenuator (approx, below 1300MHz)
AFC function (Auto Frequency Control). Automatically compensates for frequency drift in FM mode and keys the receiver tuned to the centre frequency of the tuned station. (BW: 6KHz or 15KHz).
AGC function. Fast/slow setting is possible.
DTMF tone decoder
Recording function … Allows you to store received audio on the PC in WAV format
Tuned bandpass filters for VHF/UHF bands
Microsoft® Windows® XP/2000/ME/98SE
Intel Pentium® III 450MHz or faster (Pentium® 4 recommended)
Hard disk with minimum 50 MB of free disk space
Minimum 128 MB of memory (256Mb or more recommended)
CD-ROM or DVD drive is required for software installation
Mouse or other compatible pointing device may be required
USB audio dropouts or gaps may occur, because of a lack of PC power.
Additional hard disk space is required for recording sound or storing scope data.
BC1A power supply, Controller, 3.4 metre Controller cable, Control software (CD), Antenna and USB cable
Full Icom radio range now available.
Approximate dimensions: 146(W)x41(H)x206(D)mm Weight: 1.2kg