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Icom America, Inc. offers special products that comply with the Association of American Railroads' Wireless Communications Committee (WCC) standard operating requirements (see below).

Icom sells directly to:

  • Class One Railroads
  • Other railroads who currently buy directly from a manufacturer
  • Other Railroads with their own radio service shop

For more information contact:

Icom America Customer Service
12421 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (425) 454-8155
Fax: (425) 454-1509
Email: sales@icomamerica.com

Icom sells through our nationwide dealer network to:

  • Railroads with no radio service capabilities
  • Railroads desiring full programming, set up, installation, field training, warranty and service support
  • Railroads desiring local sales support

For more information, contact an authorized Land Mobile Dealer.

Locate an authorized dealer near you  (Select Land Mobile for Products)

Railroad Radio Standard of Requirement

The Association of American Railroads' Wireless Communications Committee (WCC), which represents the Class One Railroads such as Union Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation, has recommended that any railroad purchasing VHF tri-mode radios for use in the 160 MHz band specify NXDN™ common air interface compliance for 6.25 kHz very narrowband operation. This announcement is very important to short lines too, as the importance of having a standard to the railroad industry cannot be understated. With multiple railroads sharing the same track, communication between short lines and Class One Railroads becomes a safety of life and property issue.

Icom unveiled the Icom Digital Advanced System (IDAS™) in 2007 to serve as a bridge between legacy analog system and digital narrowbanding systems, using the industry standard NXDN™ common air interface. IDAS™ radios operate in multiple modes allowing the short line railroads to transition from legacy 25 kHz analog to 12.5 kHz analog, and then to 6.25 kHz digital, while maintaining interoperability with the Class One Railroad.

Icom's IDAS™ digital trunking radio line includes the F3161D series portables, F5061D series mobiles and the FR5000 series repeaters. IDAS™ is the best choice of professional digital two-way radios available today. It is a communications platform that will grow with your company into the future.

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