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SKU: IC-718

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Brand: ICOM
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The Icom IC-718 covers 160-10 meters. This radio is very easy to operate with one touch band switching, direct frequency input via keypad and auto tuning steps (senses the rate at which the tuning knob is turned). The receiver section features IF Shift, Adjustable Noise Blanker, RIT and formerly optional UT-106 DSP Automatic Notch/Noise Reduction. These big rig features give you the necessary tools to fight interference. You get 99 regular memories and 2 scan edge memories. You can scan memories or scan between two specific frequencies. The transmit section features up to 100 watts of RF output and AF speech compression to increase average audio output. A Morse keyer is built-in. The meter shows output power, ALC and VSWR. The layout and basic operation of this rig is simple, but through a menu system you can adjust many operational parameters such as:  peak-hold on the meter, mode lock out, RF/SQL knob behavior, key type, etc. The TS function allows you to vary the tuning increment to your liking. The easy-to-read, large LCD and front firing speaker make this rig ideal for either mobile or base installations. The has rear panel a standard SO-239 antenna jack.

The IC-718 requires 12 VDC at 20 amps. The IC-718 comes with the HM-36 hand mic and OPC-025A DC power cable. Size:  9.67 x 3.8 x 9.5 inches 8 Lbs 6 oz. (240x95x239mm 3.8 kg). See July 2000 QST for a review of this radio. The IC-718 is a great value, providing reliability and DSP at a 'used rig' price. This transceiver will conveniently drive either the fully automatic AH-4 or AT-180 optional antenna tuners. Optional filters require soldering.

  • Frequency Range:Mode: USB, LSB, CW, RTTY (FSK), AM
    • RX 0.030-29.999999 MHz (guaranteed range: 0.5-29.999999 MHz)
    • TX 1.800-1.999999 MHz, 3.500-3.999999 MHz (varies with version)
    • 7.000-7.300000 MHz, 10.100-10.150000 MHz
    • 14.000-14.350000 MHz, 18.068-18.168000 MHz
    • 21.000-21.450000 MHz, 24.890-24.990000 MHz
    • 28.000-29.700000 MHz
  • No. of memory channels: 101 (99 regular, 2 scan edges)
  • Frequency resolution: 1 Hz
  • Frequency stability: Less than ±200 Hz from 1 minute to 60 minutes after power on.
  • After that rate of stability less than ±30 Hz/hr. at +25° (+77F).
  • Temperature fluctuations 0°C to +50°C (+32F to +122F) less than ±350 Hz.
  • Power supply requirement: 13.8 V DC ±15% (negative ground)
  • Current drain (at 13.8 V DC):Usable temperature range: -10°C to +60°C (+14F to+140F)
    • Receive: stand-by 1.3 A ; max audio 2.0 A
    • Transmit: max. power 20.0 A
  • Antenna connector: SO-239 (50 ohm)
  • Dimensions: 240mm (W) x 95mm (H) x 239mm (D)
  • (projections not included) 9 7/16in (W) x 3 3/4in (H) x 9 13/32in (D)
  • Weight: 3.8 kg; 8 lb 6 oz
  • ACC connector: 13-pin
  • REMOTE connector: 2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm; (1/8")


  • Modulation system:
    • SSB: Balanced modulation
    • AM: Low level modulation
  • Output power:Spurious emissions: Less than -50 dB below peak output power
    • SSB, CW, RTTY: 5-100W
    • AM: 2-40W
  • spurious freq.; below 30 MHz: -50dB, above 30 MHz: -60dB
  • Carrier suppression: More than 40 dB
  • Unwanted sideband: More than 50 dB
  • Microphone connector: 8-pin connector (600 ohm)
  • KEY connector: 3 conductor 6.5 (d) mm (1/4")
  • SEND connector: Phono (RCA)
  • ALC connector: Phono (RCA)


  • Receiver system: Double-conversion superheterodyne
  • Sensitivity: (10 dB S/N)SQL sensitivity: Less than 5.6 µV (SSB)
    • SSB, CW, RTTY: 0.16 µV (1.8-29.999999 MHz)
    • AM: 13 µV (0.5-1.799999 MHz)
    • AM: 2 µV (1.8-29.999999 MHz)
  • Selectivity:Spurious and image rejection ratio: More than 70 dB (1.8-29.999999 MHz)
    • SSB, CW, RTTY: More than 2.1 kHz/-6 dB
    • Less than 4.5 kHz/-60 dB
    • AM: More than 6.0 kHz/-6 dB
    • Less than 20 kHz/-40 dB
  • Audio output power: More than 2.0 W at 10% distortion with at 8 ohm load (at 13.8 V DC)
  • RIT variable range: ±1200 Hz
  • PHONES connector: 3-conductor 6.5 (d) mm (1/4")
  • EXT SP connector: 2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8") 8 ohms
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.