ALE is a system which automatically selects the most suitable channel and establishes a communication link. The ALE provides interoperability with other manufactures compliant with the FED-STD-1045A ALE. ALE individual call, net call, sounding and AMD (Automatic message display) are available.
Selcall (Selective calling)
The IC-F8100 offers CCIR493 based 4 and 6 digit open selcall which is commonly used in HF network and 4 and 6 digit Icom F7000 compatible selcall system. Selcall allows you to make selective calling, phone call, message call, position call, status call, emergency call and channel test call.
Fanless, enclosed structure and compact body
The IC-F8100 has a fanless, enclosed structure securely sealed from intrusion by all potential elements and visibly more compact than the previous models. The IC-F8100, CFU-F8100 and AD-119 have been tested to MIL-STD-810-G and IP54 ratings. Also, most of connection cables and connectors employ IP54 water resistant sealing.
125W* of powerful RF output
A full 125W* output power at full duty cycle voice mode operation is possible with the fanless design. 25% duty cycle operation is possible at data mode operation (Max. 5 minutes of continuous transmission). However, when used with an optional external cooling fan unit, CFU-F8100, the IC-F8100 ensures full duty cycle data and voice mode operations to absolutely reliability during long continuous transmit cycles or for operation in hot climates.
* 100W for Australia versions.
User friendly operation
Function button menus change as operated
Function button menus change as operated
Despite the multitude of features, the IC-F8100 is designed for simple, straight forward operation. According to the operating status, the function (P1-P3) buttons change the assigned functions and show the assigned functions at the bottom line of the display.
Clear talk function
The clear talk function automatically reduces the noise and eliminates the need to be an expert operator at the touch of a button.
The IC-F8100 has 3 types of mute functions, call squelch, S-meter squelch and voice squelch. The call squelch function opens the squelch on when received a selcall or ALE call intended to the station and provides quiet standby.
Digital signal processor (DSP)
The DSP allows flexible filter width setting from wide, middle and narrow without an optional filter.
The IC-F8100 allows you to connect with various accessories such as PC, HF data modem, GPS and antenna tuner.
GPS receiver connection
When connected an external GPS receiver*, the IC-F8100 can send current position data to other station and shows position information, time, altitude and heading of movement on the display.
* Either optional OPC-2205 Antenna tuner/GPS cable or AD-119 Junction box is required for connection with a GPS receiver.
The optional Junction Box, AD-119, has the capability to fit the RapidM TC4 HF Data Modem Module* internally or to connect to the external RapidM RM6 HF Data Modem.* This allows HF e-mail operation using a PC connected via RS-232C cable (9-pin).
* Third party products. Not all the modem functions available in the TC4 and RM6 modems are supported. Ask your dealer for details.
Multiple operating modes (SSB, AM, CW and Data mode)*
(* SSB and AM (RX only) for Australia versions)
500kHz to 29.999MHz general coverage receiver (Transmit: 1.6MHz to 29.999MHz) and VFO mode operation
500 memory channels
AT230 automatic tuning antenna available
±0.3ppm frequency stability (-30°C to +60°C)
RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service) emergency call*
(* Australia version only)
TX Power protection (PA unit high temperature, high SWR, low battery) and BITE capability (Built-in Test Equipment)
Built-in SWR meter (while antenna tune mode is ON)
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