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ICOM IC-78

Reliable straight forward HF communications Export Only

The IC-78 is a high performance HF transceiver. Innovative features such as 99 memory channels, high C/N ratio, direct channel entering, data communication capabilities and more, offer easy operation for anyone. All these features come in a compact, rugged package that can be conveniently used in a base station or in a vehicle, as you prefer.

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Durable, powerful construction

The IC-78 delivers a powerful 100 W of output power, providing the talk power you need to reach the most distant locations. Its one-piece, die-cast aluminum construction combined with a large heat sink, helps keep internal temperatures down and ensures that operation is stable at high duty cycles. And its compact size of 240(W) × 95(H) × 239(D) mm* makes installation easy.
* 9 7/16(W) × 3 3/4(H) × 9 13/32(D) in.


Simple operation

The IC-78 is equipped with a large easy-to-read LCD. A minimum number of switches and controls allow for superior feature selectability. Keys access functions directly - there's no secondary function key. You can enter your operating frequency*, or memory channel number directly from the 10-key pad.
* depending on version


Ample 99 channels with 8-digit channel name capability

An affordable 99 duplex memory channels are available for storing individual transmit and receive frequencies, operating mode, filter setting, as well as 8-character channel names. You can enter channel assignments easily from the 10-key pad. In addition, an extra 1 call memory is available for storing the most often used, or most important frequency. An independent, one-touch recall switch is available.


Superior basic performance

A 4-element system is employed for the 1st receive mixer, providing superior receive IMD, especially from in-band, nearby interfering signals. A well-designed double-conversion system to help minimize image and spurious responses for better signal fidelity, is also built-in. A newly designed PLL circuit has been adopted to improve C/N ratio characteristics. The combination of the 4-element system mixer and new PLL circuit allows superior basic performance.


Front mounted loud speaker

With the speaker facing the operator, audio sounds can be clearly heard without impediment during operation. It is no longer necessary to manually increase the volume to try and capture audio sounds.


High frequency stability

When the optional CR-338 HIGH STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT is installed, it allows up to ±0.5 ppm of extremely high stable operation.


Flexible filter selection

An optional IF filter can be installed into the transceiver, providing 5 passband widths selectable in SSB, CW or RTTY modes.


VFO mode operation*

For continuous frequency operation, VFO mode operation* capability is available. It is convenient when searching for signals, around the programmed frequencies, such as short wave broadcasts, etc.

* depending on version

Superior features support serious communications


Direct channel selection

A 10-key pad has been adopted on the front panel. A channel number, or an operating frequency*, can be entered from the keypad directly. Also, memory channel editing is possible. A large channel selector and up/down keys are available to suit your operating style for your convenience. Total and simple operation is provided!

* depending on version


Cloning capability

Programmed data cloning capability between transceivers is available, so that an identical transceiver setting can be made immediately.


Built-in 2-tone alarm*

The 2-tone alarm for an emergency signal transmission is built-in*. Independent tone switch is adopted for quick and simple emergency calls.
* depending on version


Data communications

In addition to the current voice and key operation, FSK (First Shift Keying) type RTTY mode is available. By connecting a terminal unit or terminal node controller to the ACC socket on the rear panel, data acquisition and text-base file transfers and other data communication can be made. On RTTY, shift width, tone frequencies and polarization are also selectable.


Noise blanker

To reduce pulse-type noise, a level adjustable noise blanker is built-in. Various levels of pulse-type noise, such as from car ignitions, etc., can be reduced.


Pre-amp. and attenuator

A pre-amplifier and an RF attenuator are adopted for more pleasant reception. Convenient when weak signals or extremely strong signals are received, to present better quality readability.


SQL/RF gain controller

In addition to the squelch control, an RF gain control is available, and the controller is combined with the squelch control. The RF gain adjusts minimum response receiver gain, and ignores signals weaker than the pre-set level—providing pleasant stand-by, or scanning. The SQL/RF GAIN controller action is selectable from squelch only, RF gain only or combined, in the SET mode according to your operating style and mode.


Other features

  • Built-in mic. compressor increases average talk power
  • Complete CW features
  • Variety of scanning function types
  • IF shift interference rejection
  • Built-in antenna tuner control circuit and selectable antenna tuner
  • Hand microphone is supplied
  • VOX capability

 


Packages
Model Description
VXR-9000UA PKG-1 Rack Mount FM Repeater 50W (25W Continuous) 400-430 MHz 32CH
VXR-9000UD 100W PKG 1 Rack Mount FM Repeater, 100W Continous, 450-490MHz, 32CH
VXR-9000UD PKG-1 Rack Mount FM Repeater 50W (25W Continuous) 450-490 MHz 32CH
VXR-9000VA PKG-1 VXR-9000VA PKG-1
VXR-9000VC 100W PKG 1 Rack Mount FM Repeater, 100W Continuous, 148-174MHz, 32CH
VXR-9000VC PKG-1 Rack Mount FM Repeater 50W (25W Continuous) 148-174MHz 32CH
Accessories
Encryption
Regulatory Compliance CE Marking
FVP-35 Plug-in Rolling Code Encryption. Requires FIF-7 if installed into the VX-4000 / VX-5500 / VX-6000. Requires VX MPI for programming
Microphone
MH-25A8J Standard Microphone
Misc.
FIF-9 The FIF-9 is an interface unit which allows remote control of the VXR-9000 repeater via a 4-line or 8-line cable.
Power Supply
FP-31 POWER SUPPLY nternal power supply for the VXR-9000 rack mount repeater (50W ONLY - CANNOT BE USED w/ 100W Version).
Programming and Installation
CT-104A CT-104A Interface Cable for FIF-10A
FIF-10A FIF-10A USB Interface for PC programming. Check specific models for additional cable pigtails. Pigtails not included.
INST-OPT Installation Charge.
PROG/ADD Factory Radio Programming (Each additional channel after 1st)
PROGRAMMING Factory Radio Programming (single channel only)
VX VPL-1 Programming cable from PC. Check specific models for additional cable pigtails.
RF Power Amplifiers
VPA-9000UD VPA-9000UD POWER AMPLIFIER Kit, UHF 450-490MHz
VPA-9000VC VPA-9000VC POWER AMPLIFIER Kit, VHF 148-174MHz
Signaling
FVP-25 Encryption Unit (Band Inversion Type) and DTMF Paging. (requires FIF-7 if installed into the VX-4000 / VX-5500 / VX-6000)
FVP-35 Plug-in Rolling Code Encryption. Requires FIF-7 if installed into the VX-4000 / VX-5500 / VX-6000. Requires VX MPI for programming

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