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Icom IC-R6 Receiver


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Product Code: 44-501538

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100 kHz 1309.995 MHz* wideband coverage
While the IC-R6 receives an ultra wideband frequency range, the radio provides superior sensitivity and reciever 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 auido 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 unmodulated 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.

Other Features
  • Built-in audio low pass filter
  • 1.0ppm high frequency stability (at 25C)
  • 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)



Frequency coverage


0.100 - 1309.995* MHz

0.10029.995, 50.251.2, 87.5107.995,
144146, 430440, 12401300 MHz

*Cellular blocked; U.S.A version

Mode AM, FM, WFM
Number of memory channels 1300 regular, 50 scan edges and 200 auto memory write
Usable temperature range -10C to +60C
+14F to +140F
Frequency stability 1.0ppm (25C)
Tuning steps 5, 6.25, 8.33*, 9*, 10, 12.5, 15,
20, 25, 30, 50,100, 125, 200 kHz
* Selectable depending on operating bands.
Battery requirement 2R6 (AA) size Ni-MH or Alkaline cells
External power supply 4.5V DC rated (4.5-6.3V with BC-196SA/SD, CP-18A/E)
Current drain
Rated audio
Power save
(at 3.0v DC; typical)
130 mA (Ext. SP, backlight off)
65 mA
30 mA (1:4 duty)
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SMA)
(projections not included)

58(W) 86(H) 29.8(D) mm

2932(W) 338(H) 1116(D) in

Weight 200 g; 7.1 oz
Intermediate frequencies
266.7MHz, 19.65 MHz, 450 kHz
266.7 MHz, 19.95 MHz, 750 kHz

Sensitivity (except spurious points):

FM (at 12dB SINAD)
(*USA version)

 WFM (at 12dB SINAD)
 AM (at 10dB S/N)

1.625 - 4.995 MHz
5.000 - 29.995 MHz
30.000 - 117.995 MHz
118.000 - 246.995 MHz
247.000 - 469.995 MHz
470.000 - 832.995 MHz
833.000 - 1029.995 MHz
1030.000 - 1309.995 MHz
76.000 - 108.000 MHz
175.000 - 221.995 MHz
470.000 - 770.000 MHz
0.495 - 4.995 MHz
175.000 - 221.995 MHz
470.000 - 770.000 MHz
0.495 - 4.995 MHz
5.000 - 29.995 MHz
118.000 - 136.000 MHz
222.000 - 246.995 MHz
247.000 - 329.995 MHz
0.32 V
0.25 V
0.18 V
0.18 μV
0.18 V
0.32 V
0.28 V
0.35 V
1.1 V
1.1 V
1.8 V)
1.3 V
0.71 V
1.0 V
1.3 V
0.89 V
0.63 V
0.63 V
0.79 V
More than 12 kHz/9dB
Less than 30 kHz/60dB
More than 150 kHz/6dB

AF output power (at 3.0V DC)
Internal speaker (16Ω load)
External speaker (8Ω load)

More than 150mW

External SP connector 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (18″) /8Ω
Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

Standard MIL 810 F
Method Proc
Low Pressure 500.4 I, II
High Temp. 501.4 I, II
Low Temp. 502.4 I, II
Temp. Shock 503.4 I
Solar Radiation 505.4 I
Humidity 507.4
Vibration 514.5 I
Shock 516.5 I, IV
Ingress Protection Standards    
Water IPX2 (Drip resistant  
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D and -E.

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied accessories
  • Ni-MH cells*
  • AC adapter, BC-196DA/SD*
  • Handstrap
  • Antenna
  • Belt clip

* depending on version

NOTE: Communications receivers and accessories from AOR and ICOM cannot be returned for credit, only exchange if defective within the first 30 days.

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