LAND version

Reliable Long Distance Communications

Reliable Straight Forward HF Communications – Export Only
The IC-78 is a high-performance HF transceiver. Innovative features such as 99 memory channels, high C/N ratio, direct channel entering, data communication capabilities and more, offer easy operation for anyone. All these features come in a compact, rugged package that can be conveniently used in a base station or inside a vehicle.

Simple Operation with Keypad

A minimum of buttons and knobs provide uperior feature selectability. The 10 keypad allows you to enter an operating frequency or a memory channel number directly. VFO mode is available for continuous frequency operation.

General Coverage Receive

The IC-78 covers 0.03-29.999999 MHz* in SSB, CW, RTTY and AM modes. The 1st receiver mixer provides superior receiver sensitivity, rejecting nearby interfering signals.

* Guaranteed range: 0.5–29.999999 MHz

Front Mounted Loud Speaker

With the speaker facing the operator, audio sounds can be clearly heard without impediment during operation.

Other Features

  • 101 memory channels
  • VOX (Voice Operated Transmission)
  • Digital S/RF meter
  • Band stacking register
  • IF shift interference rejection
  • Squelch/RF gain control
  • Optional automatic antenna tuner, AT-140 available
Frequency range TX 1.6-29.9999 MHz
(Guaranteed : 0.5-29.9999)
RX 0.03-29.9999 MHz
Power supply requirement 13.8 V DC ±15% (negative ground)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
240×95×239 mm
9.4×3.7×9.4 in
Weight (approx.) 3.8 kg; 8.4 lb
Current drain (approx.) Transmit (High) 20 A typ. at max. power
Max. audio output 2.0 A
(at 10 dB S/N; 1.8–29.999 MHz)
SSB, CW, RTTY 0.16 μV
AM 2.0 μV typ
Selectivity SSB, CW, RTTY 2.1 kHz/-6 dB
4.5 kHz/-60 dB
AM 6.0 kHz/-6 dB
20 kHz/-60 dB
Audio output powe (10% dist/ 4Ω load) 2.0 W (10% dist / 8 Ω load)
RF output power (PEP)
(output power differs depending on version)
SSB, CW, RTTY 2-100 W
AM 2-35 W

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

Supplied Accessories

  • Hand microphone
  • DC power cable
  • Spare fuses

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-78(Professional) 453KB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
Note about CR-338 IC-718/IC-78
Instruction Manual IC-78