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Icom IC-970A

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver
Frequency range:140.1-150 / 430-450 MHz + optional bands (USA)
Tuning steps:10 Hz, 1 / 5 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 100 KHz
Frequency stability:3 ppm @ 0 to 50C (32 to 122F)
Mode:FM / SSB / CW (ATV option)
Channels/memory management: 99 regular on each band
2 scan edge on each band
2 call on each band
RAM storage with lithium backup battery
Repeater shift/offset:0-10 MHz
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15% (Mains option)
Current drain/power consumption:RX: 2 to 2.5 A
TX: Max 9 A
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohm / One SO-239 and one N-jack
Dimensions (W*H*D):425*149*406 mm (16.7*5.9*16")
Weight:14.5 Kg (32 lb), without PS-35
16.8 Kg (37 lb), with PS-35
Other features:Notch filter. NB. Remote preamp control. DDS system. C-IV. Twin RX.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Single- double- or triple conversion superheterodyne, depending on band and mode
IF matrix
Sensitivity:FM: 0.18 uV (12 dB SINAD)
SSB/CW: 0.11 uV (10 dB S/N)
Selectivity: FM: 15 KHz (-6 dB), 30 KHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.3 KHz (-6 dB), 4.2 KHz (-60 dB)
CW narrow (option): 500 Hz (-6 dB), 1.3 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power/speaker:1.5 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:

PwrBand unit
2 m:3.5-25 WBuilt-in
70 cm:3.5-25 WBuilt-in



23 cm:1-10 WUX-97
13 cm:1 WUX-98
Modulation system:FM: Variable reactance frequency modulation
SSB: Balanced modulation
Max 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, 1990-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:
Related documents:User manual (5.1 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
Options/Accessories:
AG-25
AG-35
AG-1200
CR-293
CT-17
EX-243
FL-132
FL-133
HM-58
HP-2
MB-19
PS-15
PS-30
PS-35
PS-55
SM-6
SM-8
SP-3
SP-20
TV-970
UT-34
UT-36
UX-97
UX-98
UX-R96
Mast-mount preamplifier. 2 m
Mast-mount preamplifier. 70 cm
Mast-mount preamplifier. 23 cm
High-stability crystal unit (0.5 ppm)
CI-V level converter
Electronic keyer unit
CW narrow filter (500 Hz), main RX
CW narrow filter (500 Hz), sub RX
Hand microphone with up/down buttons
Communications headphones
Rack mounting handles
AC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 20 A
AC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 25 A
Internal lightweight switch mode power supply
AC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 20 A
Desk microphone
Desk microphone with dual line output
External speaker. 4 W, 8 ohm
External speaker with filters. 5 W, 8 ohm
Amateur TeleVision adapter (Mode A5 & A9 - AM video)
Tone squelch unit
Voice synthesizer unit
23 cm band unit, 10 W
13 cm band unit, 1 W
50-905 MHz receiver unit
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