Icom Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Hirano-ku, Osaka; President: Masataka Harima) has released a 144/430MHz dual-band digital transceiver ID-52 that supports the amateur radio digital communication standard D-STAR® recommended by JARL in 2020. New release in September.
Icom Incorporated (Headquarters: Hirano, Osaka, Japan/President: Masataka Harima) releases the ID-52A/E*, VHF/UHF dual band digital transceiver that supports D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio).
* ID-52A is the USA version, ID-52E is the European version
The ID-52A/E is equipped with a color display. The display size is increased to 2.3 inches (1.7 inches for the ID-51A/E), and a transflective display is used to achieve excellent visibility, even in bright sunlight. The transceiver also supports Bluetooth® communication as standard. Wirelessly connect to Android™ devices with ST-4001A/ST-4001I Picture Utility Software and RS-MS1A Remote Control Software installed, the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset is also available, for hands-free operation.
And the following features are enhanced from the previous ID-51A/E models. Simultaneous reception in V/V, U/U, V/U as well as DV/DV. Air band reception is expanded from VHF to UHF (225 to 374.995 MHz). The new model can be charged via micro USB connector. Audio output is significantly increased from 400 mW to 750 mW. The latest function of D-STAR enables you to send, receive and view saved photos on an installed microSD card using only the ID-52A/E.
In addition to the above, the ID-52A/E has a variety of attractive features such as the DR function with easy set-up, built-in GPS receiver, micro SD card slot, IPX7* waterproof construction, and Terminal/Access Point modes. The ID-52A/E is a product that leads the amateur radio digital communications with enriched features that satisfy any users, from beginners to even heavy users who want to fully enjoy D-STAR.
For the first time, we have adopted a large semi-transmissive color LCD that is easy to see outdoors.
Compatible with Bluetooth® communication as standard.
Realizes simultaneous reception of 2 waves of V/V, U/U and V/U. Also supports DV/DV mode.
The functions of D-STAR® such as terminal mode/access point mode are enhanced.
It also supports UHF (225-374.995MHz/AM mode) air band reception.
The speaker output has been greatly increased to 750mW (400mW for ID-51).
The ID-51 option can be used for the battery and microphone.
* With the battery pack and antenna properly installed, gently submerge it in still water with a depth of 1 m (room temperature tap water), leave it for 30 minutes, and then remove it to function as a wireless device.
Icom, Icom, Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom. D-STAR is a registered trademark of Japan Amateur Radio Federation. The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and Icom Inc. uses these marks under license. ・Android is a registered trademark of Google LLC.
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