RigPix logo

Icom logo


Back to main

Back to Icom

Next mobile VHF/UHF


Copyright logo


Last modified 2021-03-11

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional

Icom IC-38A

A picture of Icom IC-38A

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 220-225 MHz
RX: 215-230 MHz
Tuning steps:5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 KHz
Frequency stability:? ppm
Mode:FM
Channels/memory management: 21 regular
Lithium battery backup
Repeater shift/offset:1.6 MHz (Default) or 0 to 7.99 MHz (Programmable)
Power supply:13.8 VDC
Current drain/power consumption:RX: 450-800 mA
TX: 3-6.5 A
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):140*50*171 mm (5.51*1.97*6.73")
Weight:1.2 Kg (2.65 lb)
Other features:CTCSS/PL.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system:Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 17.2 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:0.18 uV for 12 dB SINAD
Selectivity:12.5 KHz (-6 dB)
25 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power/speaker:2.4 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 4-8 ohm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:

HighLow
1.25 m:25 W5 W
Modulation system:Variable reactance frequency modulation
FM deviation:5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Less than -60 dB
Microphone impedance/connector:600 ohm / 8-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input sensitivity:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 198x-198x (Discontinued)
Additional info:New price 1989 in the US: $349.95
Related documents:User manual (2.7 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
Options/Accessories:
HM-12
HM-14
HM-16
HS-15
HS-15SB
OPC-102
PS-45
SM-8
SM-10
SP-7
SP-8
SP-10
UT-28
UT-29
Hand microphone (As supplied)
Hand microphone with DTMF pad
Speaker-microphone
Flexible mobile microphone
Switchbox for HS-15
DC power interface cable for PS-45
AC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 8 A
Desk microphone with dual line out
Desk microphone with compressor and equallizer
External speaker
External speaker
Mobile speaker
DCS squelch unit
Tone squelch unit (CTCSS/PL)