Digital and Analog Wideband Communications Receiver with Dualwatch and Dual Band Recording Functions

Dual Band and Dual Recording Receiver
The IC-R30 raises the bar on the DC to Daylight portable receivers! Covering 0.1–3304.999 MHz*, the R30 portable receiver gives users the ability to decode multiple digital modes, as well as traditional analog modes. The large LCD makes operating the radio a breeze with a new intuitive user interface allowing you to see information from the dual receivers. With dual receive operation, you can simultaneously listen to two signals and record the activity to share the excitement with others. The supplied Li-Ion battery, BP-287, provides almost 8.5 hours of operating time (internal speaker, volume @ 20, GPS – on, Bluetooth® - off). *Guaranteed range 0.1–3304.999 MHz

Decodes Digital Protocols

The IC-R30 decodes various digital protocol signals, including P25 (Phase 1), NXDN™, dPMR™, D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) and Japanese domestic DCR (Digital Convenience Radio).

0.1–3304.999 MHz Wideband Coverage

The IC-R30 covers a wide frequency range from 0.1 to 3304.999 MHz, and receives conventional analog signals such as AM, FM, WFM, USB, LSB and CW as well as digital modes*. A ferrite bar antenna for AM broadcasts is built-in, and the earphone cable can be used as an external antenna for FM broadcasts.
* SSB, CW and digital modes: 0.1 MHz–1.3 GHz. Usable frequencies and modes differ, depending on the selected A or B band. See specifications for details.

Dualwatch Operation

Dualwatch screen

The radio can receive on different bands and different modes. For example, HF and UHF signals can be monitored simultaneously. You can scan for other active channels on the B band, while receiving the main signal on the A band.

Dual Band Recording Function

The audio of the two bands received while in the Dualwatch mode can be individually recorded onto a microSD card* in the WAV format. The recorded audio can be played back on the receiver or a PC. In addition, frequency, mode, S-meter reading, time, current position data and altitude can be saved with received audio.
* A microSD/microSDHC card is required.

2.3’’ Large LCD and Intuitive User Interface

Menu screen

A 2.3 inch large, dot-matrix display is used in the IC-R30. Screens with large amounts of information are clearly and logically arranged. The four direction keypad provides straight-forward operation of all functions.

High Speed Scan − 200 Channels/Second

The IC-R30 scans approximately 200 channels per second in the A band, and 150 channels per second in the B band. You can quickly find and lock in to a desired signal. The IC-R30 has variety of scan functions.

Near station scan
Using GPS location information and the Memory channels*, the IC-R30 can display and scan up to 50 stations within 160 km; 99.4 ml from your current location, in proximity order.
* The position data of the stations must be programmed in advance.

Auto memory write scan
Automatically stores received frequencies (up to 200 Ch) during a Programmed scan.

Priority scan
Checks for signals on a frequency every 5 seconds, while operating on a VFO frequency or scanning.

Tone scan
Detects a sub-audible tone frequency or the DTCS code in a received signal.

Program scan, Memory scan, Memory mode scan, Group scan, Group link scan and more.

Integrated GPS Receiver

GPS position screen

The integrated GPS receiver displays your current position data, course, speed and altitude on the display. GPS data can also be saved in recorded audio files. The IC-R30 can list up up to 50 stations within 160 km; 99.4 ml from your current location*.
* The position data of each station must be preprogrammed in the Memory channels.

Band Scope Function

Band scope screen

The band scope function enables you to visually search a specified frequency range around the received signal and see the relative received signal strength level. You can jump to the desired signal on the band scope to set the radio to that frequency.

Speech Function

The Speech function reads out the operating frequency and mode when you rotate the dial knob, or press the [SPEECH] button. This function is convenient for making radio adjustments with the Bluetooth® headset without having to look at the radio.

IP57 Rugged Construction

The IC-R30 has superior IP57 waterproof protection (1 m depth of water for 30 minutes). It can be used in harsh outdoor environments. The radio also passes MIL-STD-810-G specifications.

Up to 8.3 Hours of Long Battery Life

The supplied BP-287 Li-ion battery pack provides 8 hours and 20 minutes* of operation. The optional BP-293 battery case, with AA (LR6) alkaline cells, can be used in as a convenient backup battery.
* The Dualwatch function is ON (A band: continuously receiving, B band: standing by), the Power Save function is set to “Auto (Short),” the internal speaker’s volume is set to “20,” the GPS function is ON, and the Bluetooth function is OFF.

USB Charging and PC Connection

microUSB port

The built-in USB port has a range of convenient uses. You can charge the IC-R30 in approximately 5 hours,* carry out data transfer (including loading Memory channels) and CI-V remote control.
* Using with a 1 A USB charger. The IC-R30 is Power OFF.

microSD Card Slot for Voice and Data Storage

microSD card slot

You can use a microSD card* for data storage. Recording/playback of received audio, RX history log, radio set tings and GPS logger data can all be loaded onto the microSD card.
* A microSD/microSDHC is required (up to 32 GB).

Wireless Operation with a Bluetooth® Headset

Bluetooth® headset, VS-3 (option)

With the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset, you can wirelessly listen to received audio. The VS-3 has volume UP/DOWN buttons and four programmable buttons to remotely control certain functions.

Other Features

  • 2000 regular Memory channels (with an 8-character name)
  • DTCS and CTCSS tone squelch
  • VSC (Voice Squelch Control) (FM, FM-N, WFM, AM, AM-N)
  • AFC (Auto Frequency Control) (FM, FM-N, WFM)
  • Noise blanker (SSB, CW)
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) (AM, AM-N)
  • RF gain control (10 steps)
  • ATT function (3 steps)
  • Key lock function
  • Monitor function
  • Power save function (3 steps)
  • Volume or frequency setting with dial or side buttons
  • Quick menu function
  • Clock

CS-R30 Optional Programming Software

CS-R30 (option)

Using the CS-R30, you can smoothly edit the following settings on a PC;

・    Memory channels
・    Auto memory write channel groups
・    Program scan link name
・    Radio settings and digital settings
・    Groups
・    Scan edges
・    GPS memories
OS: Microsoft® Windows®10, Windows®8.1 (* Except for Windows® RT) or , Windows®7


Frequency coverage USA <A band> 0.100000 − 821.999990, 851.000000 − 866.999990, 896.000000 − 3304.999990 MHz*
<B band> 108.000000 − 520.000000 MHz
* Depending on the receiver version.
0.100000–3304.999990 MHz guaranteed.
EUR <A band> 0.100000 − 3304.999990 MHz
<B band> 108.000000 − 520.000000 MHz
Mode <A band> ≤1300 MHz FM, FM-N, WFM, AM, AM-N, SSB, CW,
≥1300 MHz FM, FM-N, WFM, AM, AM-N
<B band> FM, AM, D-STAR (DV), P25, dPMR, NXDN, DCR
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SMA)
Number of memory channels 2000 regular (100 groups), 200 auto memory write scan, 100 skip, 300 GPS memories
Frequency stability Less than ±2.5 ppm (–20 °C to 60 °C; –4 °F to 140 °F )
Tuning steps 0.01, 0.1, 1, 3.125, 5, 6.25, 8.33*, 9*, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125, 200 kHz
* May be available, depending on the operating band and mode.
Power supply requirements 3.6 V DC (with BP-287), 5.0 V DC ±5% (USB)
Battery life 8 hours 20 minutes (Approximate) (with BP-287, continuous receive, 100 mW audio, GPS OFF, Bluetooth OFF)
Current drain (at 3.6 V DC)

AF rated power

330 mA typical


Receive standby

200 mA typical


Power saved

100 mA typical

(FM mode single receive, voice recording OFF, GPS OFF, back light OFF)
Dimensions (Projections not included.)

58 (W) × 143 (H) × 30.5 (D) mm
2.3 (W) × 5.6 (H) × 1.2 (D) in

310 g, 10.9 oz (With antenna and BP-287 battery pack),
200 g, 7.1 oz (main unit)
Operating temperature range –20 °C to 60 °C, –4 °F to 140 °F
Bluetooth® Version: Bluetooth® Ver 4.2, Profile: HFP, HSP, SPP


Receiving system Triple conversion superheterodyne + Down converter (A band except WFM)
Double conversion superheterodyne (A band WFM, B band)
<A band> 1st IF: 266.65/266.7/266.75 MHz
2nd IF: 58.0500 MHz (Except WFM), 10.7000 MHz (WFM)
3rd IF: 0.4500 MHz (Except WFM)
<B band> 1st IF : 46.3500 MHz
2nd IF : 0.4500 MHz
Available frequencies
and modes differ,
depending on
A band and B band.

SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)

0.495000 - 1.899990 MHz

: Less than 0.4 µV

1.900000 - 14.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.25 µV

15.000000 - 29.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.25 µV

50.000000 - 53.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.25 µV

144.000000 - 147.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.25 µV

430.000000 - 449.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.32 µV

AM (10 dB S/N)

0.495000 - 1.899990 MHz

: Less than 2.2 µV

1.900000 - 14.999990 MHz

: Less than 1.4 µV

15.000000 - 29.999990 MHz

: Less than 1.4 µV

118.000000 - 136.999990 MHz

: Less than 1.4 µV

FM (12 dB SINAD)

28.000000 - 221.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.4 µV

222.000000 - 832.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.56 µV

833.000000 - 1299.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.56 µV

1300.000000 - 1999.999990 MHz

: Less than 1.8 µV

2000.000000 - 2699.999990 MHz

: Less than 1.8 µV

2700.000000 - 3304.999990 MHz

: Less than 18 µV


76.000000 - 107.999990 MHz

: Less than 1.8 µV

D-STAR (DV) (1% BER)

28.000000 - 29.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.71 µV

50.000000 - 53.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.71 µV

144.000000 - 147.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.71 µV

430.000000 - 449.999990 MHz

: Less than 1 µV

1260.000000 - 1299.999990 MHz

: Less than 1 µV


136.000000 - 173.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.71 µV

350.000000 - 379.999990 MHz

: Less than 1 µV

380.000000 - 511.999990 MHz

: Less than 1 µV

P25 (5% BER)

136.000000 - 173.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.4 µV

400.000000 - 469.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.56 µV

763.000000 - 832.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.71 µV

833.000000 - 869.999990 MHz

: Less than 0.71 µV

Selectivity SSB/CW More than 1.8 kHz/−6 dB
AM/FM More than 12 kHz/−6 dB, Less than 30 kHz/−60 dB (below 1305 MHz),
Less than 30 kHz/−40 dB (above 1305 MHz)
WFM More than 150 kHz/−6 dB
Audio output power Internal SP More than 400 mW (16Ω load, at 10% distortion)
External SP More than 200 mW (8Ω load, at 10% distortion)

* Cellular bands are blocked in the USA version.


B band
A band FM (FM/FM-N/WFM)

✔ : Dualwatch, dual recording possible
† : Main band has priority, if two DV signals come in at the same time.
−: Single receive only.

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.

MIL-810 G
Method Procedure
Low Pressure



High Temperature



Low Temperature



Temperature Shock



Solar Radiation



Rain Blowing/Drip






Salt Fog


Dust Blowing












Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D -E and -F.

Ingress Protection Standard

Dust and Water IP57 (Dust-protection and Waterproof* protection)
* One meter depth for 30 minutes.

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

Supplied Accessories

・    Li-ion battery pack, BP-287
・    Rapid charger, BC-223
・    AC adaptor, BC-123SA/SE*
・    USB cable for charging and data transfer
・    Telescopic antenna
・    Belt clip, MB-133
・    Hand strap
(May differ or not supplied according to version)

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-R30 1.73MB
RS-R30A / RS-R30I 301KB
HAM Radios and Receivers 5.87MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Firmware / Software

Type Model Name Version Last Update
Cloning software CS-R30 Version 1.10 Sep.14.2018
Firmware IC-R30 Version 1.11 for USA version Oct.16.2020
USB Driver IC-R30 Version 1.00 Jun.04.2018