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Icom radios are built tough, and the IC-V80/E – Icom's most economical 2M – is no exception.
This military rugged rig offers water resistance and superior protection against dust and dirt (IP54).
Compact, rugged and with plenty of power, the IC-V80/E is ideal for basic, on-the-go ham operations.
750mW loud audio
The IC-V80/E uses the BTL (bridge-tied load) amplifier that doubles the audio output. Every ham knows that power = current
× voltage. The V80’s BTL increases the audio output by doubling the voltage delivered to the speaker.The 36mm large speaker
delivers 750mW of loud and intelligible audio*. Great for noisy environments.
Typical value using with internal speaker.
Powerful 5.5W of Output Power
The IC-V80/E offers a just-right mix of power and size. 5.5 watts of high power will work to get your message through.
Get up to 19 hours* of operating time with the Li-ion battery pack (BP-265) or 13
hours with the Ni-MH (BP-264). All that power comes is an easy to hold and use size – not too big, not too small.
*Typical operation. 5:5:90 duty cycle with power save on.
IP54 and MIL-STD-810 rugged construction
The dust protection and water-resistance equivalent to IP54 provides reliable operation for practical outdoor
operation. The IC-V80/E tested to and passed 11 categories of MIL-STD-810 environmental tests.
A total of 207 memory channels
The IC-V80/E has a total of 207 memory channels, including 200 regular channels,
6 channels, including 200 regular channels, 6 scan edges and 1 call channel. The channel
name is programmable with 5 characters for easy recognition.
The CTCSS and DTCS tone codes provide quiet stand-by and allow you to use
tone-access repeaters. The pocket beep alerts you when a matching tone
frequency is received. The tone scan detects the subaudible tone that is used
for repeater access.
Internal VOX function
The IC-V80/E has internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) function for convenient
hands-free operation with a compatible optional headset and plug adapter cable. Also,
the VOX gain and VOX delay time are adjustable.
- WX channel and weather alert function (USA version only)
- Program, memory, skip, priority and tone scans
- Power save function
- BNC type antenna connector
- Automatic repeater function (USA version only)
- 1750Hz tone for European repeater access (IC-V80E only)
- TOT (time out timer) setting
- Repeater lockout and busy channel lockout
- PC programmable with optional CS-V80
- Transceiver-to-transceiver cloning (optional)
- Direct keypad frequency entry
- DTMF memory channels
- Auto power off
- LCD backlight
- Wide/narrow channel spacing