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IC-V8 Sport

144MHz FM Transceiver

Specifications

Specifications

General
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)

Dimensions

(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)
Transmitter
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
Receiver
Receiving system Double conversion superheterodyne
Intermediate frequencies
1st
2nd
 
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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