16 Button Keypad for Easy-to-access Functions
The function guidance is labeled on the 16 buttons. It's easy to manage all of the functions equipped on the IC-V8 by pushing the Function key and shortcut keys. In addition, a channel number or an operating frequency can be entered from the keypad directly.
Powerful 5.5W of Output power
The IC-V8 generates a powerful 5.5W output with Ni-Cd or Ni-MH battery packs, ensuring you a wide communication range.
Reversible Up/Down Switches and Rotary Selector
Channel selection, volume and squelch functions can be assigned to either the up/down switches or to the rotary selector.
5-character alphanumeric display
Letters and numeral character names provide easy recognition of each channel. S-meter, output power, power save, keylock, tone and duplex setting icons show various operating status at glance.
100 Memory Channels and One Call Channel
Up to 100 of your favorite frequency settings (including channel name, tone, output power and repeater offset) can be stored in the memory. Furthermore, one call channel provides one touch channel access for a frequently used frequency.
CTCSS and DTCS Operation Standard
50 CTCSS and 104×2 DTCS tone squelch operation codes (encode and decode) provide quiet standby and allow you repeater access. A pocket beep alerts you of a call and a tone scan can detect the sub-audible tone in use in the receiving signals.
Standard DTMF Encoder and Optional DTMF Decoder
5 DTMF memory channels with up to 24 DTMF codes allow remote operation. The optional UT-108 DTMF decoder unit provides code squelch operation as well as a pager function.
- Set mode and initial set mode menu ensures easy operation
- Very fast scanning speed of 40 channels per second (During program scanning)
- Mic. simple remote control with optional HM-75A
- LED backlighting for LCD
- PC cloning capability
- Reverse shift function
- Auto squelch delay
|Mode||FM (F3E, F2D)|
|No. of memory channels||107 (incl. 6 scan edges and 1 call)|
|Frequency stability||±10ppm (-10°C to +60°C)|
|Operating temperature range||–10°C to +60°C; +14°F to +140°F|
|Power supply||7.2 V DC
(6.0–10.3 V DC acceptable; Icom’s battery pack only)
Current drain (at 7.2V DC)
|Antenna connector||BNC (50Ω)|
(proj. not incl.)
|Weight (approx.)||350 g; 12.3 oz (with BP-222)|
|Output power (at 7.2 V DC)||5.5 W (High)
0.5 W (Low)
|Spurious emissions||Less than –60 dB|
|Max. frequency deviation||±5.0 kHz|
|External mic. connector||3-conductor 2.5 (d) mm (1/10″) / 2.2 kΩ|
|Receiving system||Double conversion superheterodyne|
|Sensitivity||0.16 µV (typ.; at 12dB SINAD)|
|Squelch sensitivity||0.10 µV (typ.; at threshold)|
|Spurious and image rejection||75dB (typical)|
Audio output power
(at 7.2 V DC)
|300mW with an 8Ω load|
|External speaker connector||2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8″) / 8Ω|