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Icom IC-232

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Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range:144-146 MHz (Japan domestic market)
Tuning steps:5 KHz (FM)
100 Hz and 5 KHz (USB/CW)
Frequency stability:Less than 1.5 KHz @ -10C to +60C (14 to 140F)
Mode:FM / USB / CW
Channels/memory management:None
Repeater shift/offset:No
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15% (3-pin connector)
Current drain/power consumption:RX: 600-800 mA
TX: 1.4 to 2.8 A
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):155*90*235 mm (6.1*3.54*9.25")
Weight:2.7 Kg (5.95 lb)
Other features:RIT. Auto dimmer. NB.

Receiver system:Single conversion superheterodyne (USB/CW)
IF: 10.7 MHz
Double conversion superheterodyne (FM)
1st IF: 10.7 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:FM: 0.6 uV (20 dB noise quieting)
USB/CW: 0.5 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity:FM: 15 KHz (-6 dB), 30 KHz (-60 dB)
USB/CW: 2.4 KHz (-6 dB), 4.8 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power/speaker:1.5 W at ?% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohm

RF output power: FM/CW Hi: 10 W, Lo: 1 W
SSB: Max 10 W (PEP)
Modulation system:FM: Variable reactance frequency modulation
FM deviation:5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Less than -60 dB
Microphone impedance/connector:600 ohm / 4-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input sensitivity:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 197x-197x (Discontinued)
Additional info: See also: IC-245 (USA version) and IC-245E (European version)
Related documents:
Modifications and fixes:
Computerized remote controller
Desk microphone
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