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Icom IC-R5

Icom IC-R5

Compact wideband handheld receiver.
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The Icom IC-R5 scanner is a very useful tool for tuning into radio stations emergency services, military, aircraft, amateur transmissions and also the weather. This receiver has a frequency coverage of 495 kHz - 1309.995 MHz, AM, FM, WFM. Pre-programmed tv and shortwave frequencies make it easy to pick up desireable broadcasts.

This model is robustly designed and so should survive tough weather conditions.

The IC-R5 can be connected to a tv (via an optional cable) for programming and cloning. It has 1250 Memory Channels With alphanumeric naming. 1000 memory, 25 scan edge pairs, 200 auto-write scan memory channels (Max. 100 x 18 banks).

This receiver can be powered in a variety of different ways: the supplied AA rechargeable batteries, Ni-cd power, AA alkaline batteries, or via the DC port. The batteries can be re-charged whilst operating the unit.

Other features include:
Dynamic Memory Scan (DMS)- CTCSS & DTCS Decoder - Priority watch function with beep alert - External Power Terminal - Internal Bar Antenna - Ni-Cd Power - Weather Resistant Construction - Auto Squelch - Internal Bar Antenna - Large Backlit Display - External DC Jack - Large Speaker.


  • Battery charger
  • 2 AA rechargeable batteries
  • Antenna
  • Belt clip
  • Handstrap
  • Handbook

Programming Software for Icom IC-R5

Experimental software for the Icom IC-R5 has been developed by Robert S. Parnass, MS. This software, tk5, was primarily developed for Linux, MacOS X, and BSD users, however it will also work on Microsoft Windows (95 and later).

More information on the features and copywrite of tk5 can be found at the website of Robert S. Parnass. From this site you can also download the Icom IC-R5 software free of charge, simply follow the link below.

Visit tk5 software download page

Alternatively, if you have no objection to paying for software you may like to visit the site below. The programming/cloning software alone is $19.95, however you can buy it together with a cable for $29.95.

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