Model: ICOM IC-R8600
The IC-R8600 decodes various digital protocol signals including P25 (Phase 1), NXDN™, dPMR™, D-STAR, Japanese DCR (Digital Convenience Radio) as well as receives conventional analog signals such as USB, LSB, FSK, CW, AM, S-AM (Synchronous-AM), FM and WFM modes, covering 10kHz to 3GHz wideband in 1Hz steps.
<p”>The IC-R8600 shows S-meter, dBμ, dBμ (emf) and dBm meter types in the RSSI. The dBμ, dBμ (emf) and dBm meter has a high ±3dB accuracy* (between 0.5–1100MHz) that can be used for measuring signal strength level.
* Less than ±6dB between 1100–3000MHz.
The IC-R8600 utilizes FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) and DSP units for demodulation, decoding and most of signal processing. Direct HF signals and intermediate frequency signals, which are converted from VHF/UHF signals, are digitized in a 14-bit A/D converter and transferred to the FPGA and DSP for optimal processing. The high-rate 122.88MHz sampling frequency used for the A/D converter results in superior aliasing and image reception reduction.
The IC-R8600 has 11 discrete RF bandpass filters in the HF bands and 13 bandpass filters in the VHF/UHF bands. To prevent overflow, only the intended signal is passed, while any out of range strong interference signals are rejected. The IC-R8600 provides +30dBm IP3 and 105dB dynamic range at 14.1MHz. IP3 performance is +10dBm at 144MHz and 0dBm at 440MHz.
The IC-R8600 has up to 2000 regular memory channels assignable to 100 groups. In addition to the regular memory channels, up to 100 scan skip channels and 50 pairs of program scan edges can be set. The auto memory write scan automatically stores busy frequencies in the auto memory write channels (up to 200 channels). These memory channels and various settings can be edited with the optional CS-R8600 programming software on a Windows® PC.
A variety of scan functions effectively and thoroughly search for desired stations. The IC-R8600 scans up to 100 channels per second in the memory scan mode.
Scan setting screen
The high-resolution real-time spectrum scope provides class-leading performance in resolution, maximum 30 frames per second* fast sweep speed, ±2.5MHz wide scope span (display range) and 110dB of dynamic range (at ±2.5kHz span). The waterfall screen allows you to find weak signals by showing the spectrum change over time. When tapping the spectrum scope or waterfall screen, the tapped area can be selected as the operating frequency. The peak search function finds several peak frequencies within the scope range, and helps you to select these. (* Approximate)
To efficiently acquire intended signals, the IC-R8600 user interface provides quick and accurate operation. The large 4.3-inch color display, with touch screen function, is configured to collect operating information. By tapping indications and icons on the screen, the setting menu will pop up and parameters can easily be adjusted. When either the DIAL A, B or C multi-function control knobs is pushed, various functions, such as scan speed, RF gain, audio tone, display backlight or other menus will pop up on the display.
Pop up menu appears by pushing DIAL B
Functions menu for touch screen operation
The recorder function can record received audio onto an SD card in WAVE format. The recorded voice audio can be played back on the receiver or a PC. When a 32GB SD card is used, up to 270 hours of recording is possible. In addition, the screen capture function saves a snap shot of the screen in PNG or BMP format on the SD card.
* An SD card is required separately.
The optional RS-R8600 PC remote control software allows you to listen to received audio and control most of the receiver functions, including the spectrum scope, through an IP network or USB cable.
The I/Q signal output function* allows you to derive digital IF signals from the I/Q output jack. It can be used for analyzing spectrum or decoding signals.
* This function will be provided with future firmware update. A third-party software may be required separately.
|Antenna connector||ANT 1 (0.01–3000MHz): Type-N (50Ω)|
ANT 2 (0.01–30MHz): PL-259 (50Ω)
ANT 3 (0.01–30MHz): RCA (500Ω)
|Frequency stability||Less than ±0.5ppm|
(at 25°C after warm up)
|Mode||USB, LSB, CW, FSK, AM, FM, WFM,|
Digital (D-STAR, P25 Phase 1, NXDN, dPMR, DCR)
|Number of channels||2000 regular with 100 groups,|
200 auto memory write, 100 skip
and 100 scan edge channels
|Scan types||Programmed, memory, selected memory,|
selected mode, auto memory write, priority scan
and ⊿f scan
|Power supply requirement||13.8V DC ±15%|
|DC current drain||Stand-by: 1.8A,|
Maximum audio: 2.0A
|Operating temperature range||−10°C to +60°C;|
14°F to 140°F
|Dimensions (W × H × D)|
(projections not included)
|220 × 90 × 230mm;|
8.7 × 3.5 × 9.1in
|Weight (approximately)||4.3kg; 9.5lb|
(IF: 778.7MHz, 46.35MHz)500.000–1099.999MHz:
(IF: 278.7MHz, 46.35MHz)1100.000–1499.999MHz:
(IF: 900–500.000001MHz, 278.7MHz, 46.35MHz)1500.000–3000.000MHz:
(IF: 1000–500MHz, 278.7MHz, 46.35MHz)
|Sensitivity*1 (Preamp ON)||SSB/CW/FSK (at 10dB S/N):|
2000–3000MHz −8dBμAM (at 10dB S/N):
2000–3000MHz 15dBμFM (at 12dB SINAD):
2000–3000MHz −4dBμWFM (at 12dB SINAD):
2000–3000MHz 5dBμD-STAR, NXDN, dPMR (1% BER):
2000–3000MHz 0dBμP25 (5% BER):
|Selectivity||LSB/USB/FSK (BW: 2.4KHz):|
More than 2.4kHz/−3dB
Less than 3.6kHz/−60dBCW (BW: 500Hz):
More than 500Hz/−3dB
Less than 700Hz/−60dBAM (BW: 6kHz):
More than 6.0kHz/−3dB
Less than 15.0kHz/−60dBFM (BW: 15kHz):
More than 12.0kHz/−6dB
Less than 25.0kHz/−60dBWFM:
More than 180kHz/−6dB
|Spurious and image rejection|
(Analog mode operation)
More than 70dB30.000–1099.999MHz:
More than 50dB1100.000–2499.999MHz:
More than 40dB*22500.000–3000.000MHz:
More than 40dB*2
|Audio output power||More than 2.0W|
(8Ω load, 10% distortion)
Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.
|Low Pressure||500.5||I, II|
|High Temperature||501.5||I, II|
|Low Temperature||502.5||I, II|
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810 -C, -D, -E and -F.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
|SP-39AD||External speaker with DC power supply||TBA|
|CS-R8600||For Windows® PC||TBA|
REMOTE CONTROL SOFTWARE
|RS-R8600||For Windows® PC||TBA|