Icom IC-7600 HF All Mode Transceiver



IC-7600: The Icom IC-7600 provides professional performance in the 160 to 6 meter amateur bands. It utilizes Icom’s proven IF-DSP technology and features selectable roofing filters at 3kHz, 6kHz and 15kHz. Like the ICOM IC-7700 and ICOM IC-7800, the IC-7600 uses dual 32-bit floating-point Texas Instruments DSP chips with one for the radio other for the spectrum scope. 104dB dynamic range and +30dbm 3rd order intercept point is achieved on the HF bands. It utilizes a double superhet with an image-rejection 2nd mixer circuit providing improved in-band IMD. The 5.8 inch (diagonal) color WQVGA display has a quick-start LED backlight and views well from any angle and you can even program your startup screen. Dual frequency watch is available with same band operation. There is even a RTTY and PSK31 encoder/decoder built-in!

The IC-7600 has all the features you would expect are here including PBT, RIT, XIT, keypad, 24 hour clock-timer, 101 memories and multiple scan modes. There is also a built-in voice recorder and voice synthesizer (English / Japanese selectable]. This radio has two USB ports. The front panel USB port is for keyboard or memory drive (not supplied) and one on the rear panel for PC control and audio. This radio has a six transmit meter functions and three meter display modes. Plus a meter output jack on the rear panel. Enjoy great stability with a built-in TCXO providing 0.5ppm (0 – 50°C). There is both a mechanical relay (16V/0.5A) and FET relay (250V/200mA) for keying external amplifier. Separate RX-OUT and RX-IN antenna ports are provided allowing connection of external preselectors, multicouplers etc. There is also a transverter port.

The display of the Icom IC-7600 is simply breathtaking. The amount of data that can be read and analyzed makes most ham radios simply look pale in comparison. Often I feel like I’m operating the NASA control center when turning this unit on…lol.

Features / Specifications:
Amateur HF/VHF transceiver
Frequency range: TX: 10-160 m + WARC / 6 m RX: 0.03-60 MHz
RF Output power: AM: 1-30 W / FM: 2-100 W / SSB (PEP): 2-100 W / CW/RTTY: 2-100 W / PSK: 2-100 W
Modulation system:
AM: Digital low power modulation
FM: Digital phase modulation
SSB: Digital PSN modulation
Frequency stability: ±0.5 ppm @ 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Mode: AM / FM / SSB / CW / RTTY / PSK
Channels / memory management: 99 regular with 10 character alpha tags / 2 scan edge / Non-volatile EEPROM storage
Power supply: 13.8 VDC ±15% + one CR2032 clock battery
Current drain / power consumption: RX: 3 to 3.5 A / TX: Max 23 A
Microphone impedance / connector: 600 Ohm / 8-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 340 / 116/ 280 mm (13.39*4.57*11.02″)
Weight: 10Kg (22.06 lb)

Other Features:
Wide screen color TFT. Auto-ATU. RTTY/PSK31 encoder/decoder. CI-V.
IP3 = +30 dBm. DSP. Spectrum scope. USB-connectors. Transverter port.
Electronic keyer. Spectrum scope. Voice recorder. CTCSS/PL.
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne / 1st IF: 64.455 MHz / 2nd IF: 36 KHz
30 watts to 1 watt (AM mode)
30 kHz to 60 MHz general coverage receiver
1 Hz frequency resolution
101 scannable memory channels
+30dBm third-order intercept point (IP3) in the HF bands
104dB receiver dynamic range
160 through 6 meter all mode transceiver operation
Continuously adjustable full-duty RF output
100 watts maximum to 2 watts minimum (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, and FM modes)
Digital IF filters (adjustable from 50 Hz to 3.6 kHz)
Three 1st IF roofing filters built in: 3, 6, and 15 kHz
Digital noise reduction and noise blanker
Dual watch function
Dual AGC loops DSP controlled for maximum blocking dynamic range
RF attenuator and preamplifiers
Audio and twin peaking filter functions
Receiver Incremental Tuning (RIT)
Tuning rate auto step-up function
Triple band stacking register
DSP RF speech compressor, VOX, audio equalizers, and adjustable transmit bandwidth
Built-in voice, CW, RTTY, and PSK memory and contesting keyers
Advanced CW functions:
DSP controlled keying waveforms
Large CW pitch control
Full break-in with independent delay control
Double key jacks (front and rear panels)