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The IC-R2500 has dualwatch receive capability*1, allowing you to receive two bands simultaneously. It covers 0.01–3299.999 MHz in AM, FM, WFM, SSB, CW, DV*2 and P25*3 modes on the main receiver, while the sub-receiver covers 50–1300MHz in AM, FM and WFM modes*4.*1 Two antennas are required for dualwatch receive.*2 Optional UT-118 required.*3 Optional UT-122 required. Already installed with some versions.*4 Frequency range differs depending on version.
The diversity receive* mode is useful for mobile operation where the received signal changes continuously. It compares the signal strength and chooses the antenna with the better signal to maintain good sound and receive quality.* Two antennas are required. Available in FM/DV/P25 mode between 50– 1300MHz only. Diversity reception is not available while using dualwatch.
The wide LCD display shows both main/sub receiver settings in an easy-to-read symmetric side-by-side layout. The controller provides separate tuning, volume, squelch knobs and function buttons for the left (Main) and right (Sub) receivers. The LCD backlit color is selectable between amber and green for your preference.
The optional UT-118 D-STAR digital unit and UT-122* P25 digital unit provide the latest digital mode reception. Catch the action in digital communications!* Already installed with some versions.
With Icom’s Dynamic Memory Scan, DMS, you have a versatile memory channel management system at your command. The 1000 memory channels can be arranged by service or personal preference in the 21 memory banks. Selectively link the channels together to scan depending on your needs. Programming the memory channels and 6 character memory names is simple with your PC.
frequency bands are blocked in the U.S.A. version.
*3 Optional UT-122 required.
144–146, 430–440, 1240–1300MHz
* Main receiver only.
Guaranteed range 0.495–29.999MHz.
Usable temperature range
When using with a PC
–10°C to +60°C; +14°F to +140°F
0°C to +60°C; +32°F to +140°F
Current drain (at 12.0V DC)
Less than 1.5A (Dual mode)
0.85A typ. (Dual mode)
146×41×206 mm; 53⁄4×15⁄8×81⁄8
140×50×39 mm; 51⁄2×131⁄32×13⁄32
SSB, CW BW=2.8kHz, AM BW=6.0kHz at 10dB S/N FM
BW=15kHz, WFM BW=230kHz at 12dB SINAD
SSB, CW, AM
SSB, CW, AM, FM
FM, AM, WFM
More than 2.8kHz/–6dB
More than 6.0kHz/–6dB
More than 15kHz/–6dB
More than 50kHz/–6dB
More than 230kHz/–6dB
All stated specifications are subject to change without
notice or obligation.
For use with PC control software
Turn off the Main unit power switch when not using the IC-R2500
while installed in a vehicle. The IC-R2500 has standby power
consumption that will drain the vehicle battery over a period of
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