IC-PCR2500

PC controlled dual band, dualwatch, digital mode receiver!

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General Details

 

Dualwatch capability*

The IC-PCR2500 covers 0.01–3299.999 MHz in AM, FM, WFM, SSB, CW, DV and P25 modes on the main receiver, while the sub-receiver can simultaneously cover 50–1300 MHz in AM, FM and WFM modes**.
* Two antennas are required for dualwatch receive.
** See specification page for available mode and frequency range details.

Digital mode reception

The optional UT-118 D-STAR digital unit and UT-122* P25 digital unit can be installed in the IC-PCR2500. Catch the action in digital communications!
* Already installed with some versions.

Diversity receive capability

When two antennas are connected to the IC-PCR2500, it provides diversity reception*. The diversity reception continuously compares the signal strength and selects the better antenna for maintaining good sound and receive quality.
* Available in FM/P25/DV mode between 50–1300MHz only.  Diversity reception is not available when using dualwatch.

3 receiver screens to choose from

Choose the look you want! “Multi-function receiver”, “Component” and “Simple” screens are available.

Multi channel monitor function

You can monitor up to 25 channels. The software tracks the band activity with S-meter levels as channel status is visually represented by three background colors. Simply click the busy channel and the PCR2500 tunes to the active channel.

DSP capability

If you are into weak signal work, the optional UT-106 DSP unit is a must have. This add-on gives you noise reduction and auto notch filter functions to improve the S/N ratio for improving received signal quality.

Bandscope and time-line scope

Along with a 5MHz (Max.) wide range bandscope*, the timeline scope allows you to observe the band condition over the past 100 minutes.
* AF output is muted when the bandscope range is between 500kHz and 5MHz or operating in CW or SSB modes.

Recording function

You can record audio in WAV format directly through the USB port. Skip over hours of channel inactivity with the software’s remote control function that pauses and resumes recording according to the channel activity.

Other Features

  • VSC ignores unmodulated signals or heterodynes
  • CTCSS/DTCS tones and duplex mode operation for monitoring a repeater
  • S-meter squelch
  • Pocket beep function
  • IF filter selection
  • IF shift function
    SSB, CW mode only
  • Noise blanker eliminates pulse type noise.
    SSB, CW, AM mode only
  • 20dB (approx.) RF attenuator
    below 1300MHz
  • Auto memory write scan searches for a signal, and when a signal is detected, the received frequency is automatically stored in PC memory
  • AFC function (Auto Frequency Control) automatically follows an FM mode signal when the signal’s frequency drifts.
    BW: 6kHz or 15kHz
  • AGC function; Fast/slow setting is available
  • Weather alert function
    U.S.A. and Canada versions only
  • 24-digit DTMF tone decoder
  • Squelch delay
  • Up to 2600 memory channels per file
  • U.S.A. Customers check out www.icomreceivers.com for frequency lists in your neighborhood and region.
    Based on FCC licensee database.

 

Sample Screens
Specifications
General
Frequency coverage

Main receiver

 

Sub-receiver

France

 

0.010–3299.999MHz* (Guaranteed range 0.495–3000MHz)

0.495–1300MHz*,

50–1300MHz*

* Some frequency bands are blocked in the U.S.A. version.

 

0.010–29.999*,

50.200–51.200,

87.500–107.999,

144–146,

430–440,

1240–1300MHz

* Main receiver only. Guaranteed range 0.495–29.999MHz.

Mode AM, FM, WFM, USB*1, LSB*1, CW*1, DV*2, P25*3

*1 0.01-1300MHz only.
*2 Optional UT-118 required.
*3 Optional UT-122 required.

Usable temperature range 0°C to +60°C
+32°F to +140°F
Frequency stability Less than ±3ppm on the basis of 25°C (0°C to +60°C)
Tuning steps 1Hz (minimum)
Power supply 12.0V DC ±15%
Current drain (at 12.0V DC)

Max. audio

Stand-by

 

Less than 1.5A (Dual mode)

0.85A typ. (Dual mode)

Antenna Impedance 50Ω (BNC)
Dimensions

(Projections are not included)

146×41×206 mm;

534×158×818 in (W×H×D)

Weight (approx:) 1350g; 3lb
Receiver
Receiver system Triple-conversion superheterodyne + Down converter
Intermediate frequencies
1st 266.70MHz
2nd 10.70MHz
3rd 450kHz (Except WFM)
Sensitivity (Less than)
SSB, CW AM FM WFM
0.495–1.799MHz 5.0μV 25μV
1.8–49.999MHz 0.5μV 2.5μV 0.63μV*2
50–699.999MHz 0.4μV 2μV 0.5μV 1.4μV
700–1300.000MHz 0.5μV 2.5μV 0.63μV 1.8μV
1300*1–2299.999MHz 5.6μV 18μV
2300–3000.000MHz 18μV 56μV

*1 1300.000001 MHz

*2 28–49.999MHz
SSB, CW BW=2.8kHz, AM BW=6.0kHz at 10dB S/N FM BW=15kHz, WFM BW=230kHz at 12dB SINAD

Selectivity (typical)

SSB, CW, AM

SSB, CW, AM, FM

FM, AM

FM, AM, WFM

WFM

 

More than 2.8kHz/–6dB

More than 6.0kHz/–6dB

More than 15kHz/–6dB

More than 50kHz/–6dB

More than 230kHz/–6dB

Audio output power More than 500mW at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load
External SP connector 2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (18″) /8Ω

Supplied Accessories

  • AD-113A/E*
  • USB cable and antenna
  • Software CD
  • Controller head and cable, (3.4m; 11.2ft)
    *Depending on version

PC requirements

For use with PC control software

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP/2000/ME/98SE
  • USB 1.1 or 2.0
  • Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster (Pentium® 4 recommended)
  • Hard disk with at least 50 MB of free disk space
  • At least 128 MB of memory (256MB or more recommended)
  • Display with 1024 × 768 pixel resolution, high color
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive is required for software installation
  • USB audio dropouts or gaps may occur because of a lack of PC power
  • Additional hard disk space is required for recording sound or storing scope data

Rear view

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

Options
  • UT-106 DSP UNIT
    Provides noise reduction and auto notch functions.
  • UT-108 DTMF DECODER UNIT
    DTMF decode function for Sub-receiver. Either UT- 108 or UT-118 can be installed in the receiver.
  • UT-118 D-STAR DIGITAL UNIT
    Provides D-STAR DV mode reception. Either UT-108 or UT-118 can be installed in the receiver.
  • UT-122 P25 DIGITAL UNIT
    Provides APCO P25 digital mode reception.
  • AD-113A/E AC ADAPTOR
    10.5V DC, 1.8A/1.5A (A/E) output. Same as supplied.
  • CP-12L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE
    12V DC, 2A output from 12V cigarette lighter socket.
  • OPC-254L DC POWER CABLE
    For use with an external power supply. (12V DC required)
  • SP-10 EXTERNAL SPEAKER
    For all-round mobile operation.
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