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IC-V8 Sport

144MHz FM Transceiver



Frequency range

Tx 144–148 MHz

Rx 136–174 MHz*
*Guaranteed range 144–148 MHz

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)

Tx 5.5W 2.0A
0.5W 0.8A
Rx Max. audio 250mA
Standby 70mA
Power saved 20mA
Antenna connector BNC (50Ω)


(proj. not incl.)

54(W)×132(H)×35(D) mm

21/8(W)×53/16(H)×13/8(D) in

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
Intermediate frequencies
21.7 MHz
450 kHz
Sensitivity 0.16 µV (typ.; at 12dB SINAD)
Squelch sensitivity 0.10 µV (typ.; at threshold)
Selectivity 65dB (typical)
Intermodulation 75dB (typical)
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

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

Standard MIL 801 C MIL 810 D MIL 810 E MIL 810 F
Method Proc. Method Proc. Method Proc. Method Proc.
Low Pressure 500.1 I 500.2 I, II 500.3 I, II 500.4 I, II
High Temp. 501.1 I 501.2 I, II 501.3 I, II 501.4 I, II
Low Temp. 502.1 I 502.2 I, II 502.3 I, II 502.4-3 I, II
Temp. Shock 503.1 I 503.2 I 503.3 I 503.4 I
Solar Radiation 505.1 I 505.2 I 505.3 I 505.4 I
Rain 506.1 I, II 506.2 I, II 506.3 I, II 506.4 I, II
Humidity 507.1 I, II 507.2 II, III 507.3 II, III 507.4 II, III
Salt Fog 509.1 I 509.2 I 509.3 I 509.4 I
Dust 510.1 I 510.2 I 510.3 I 510.4 I
Vibration 514.2 VIII, X 514.3 I 514.4 I 514.5 I
Shock 516.2 I, II, V 516.3 I, IV 516.4 I, IV 516.5 I, IV

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied accessories

  • Battery case or battery pack*
  • Desktop charger*
  • Antenna
  • Belt clip
    *Depending on version
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