While retaining basic features of its popular predecessor the IC-R5, the IC-R6 contains many improvements including 100 channel per second scanning speed, 1300 memory channels, 15 hours of continuous receive capability, optional drop-in charger stand and voice control squelch. All these new features combined with a high degree of usability means that the IC-R6 will be equally at home with any casual listener of broadcast stations or the serious scanning enthusiast seeking a pocket sized quality receiver.
With a wide frequency range of 0.100-1309.995MHz in AM, FM, and WFM modes Amateur stations, AM, FM, short wave broadcasts, TV audio* and a variety of utility communications can be listened to.
* Depending on version. Analogue TV audio only. Cannot decode digital TV audio.
The IC-R6 has a 100 channels per second high speed scan capability in VFO mode, useful when searching over 1300MHz of spectrum!
The IC-R6 has an efficient low current consumption design for long operation. With the supplied rechargeable Ni-MH cells, the IC-R6 provides up to 15 hours of continuous receive*.
* 50mW output with external speaker (8Ù).
The 1300 memory channels, 50 band scan edges and 200 auto memory write channels provide more than enough capacity to locate and store interesting signals. The regular 1300 channels can be divided into 22 memory banks (Max. 100 channels per bank) for flexible grouping. Each regular channel, scan edge and memory bank can be assigned a 6-character name.
The IC-R6 uses a BTL (bridge-tied load) amplifier that doubles the audio output. The 36mm large speaker delivers 150mW* of loud audio for noisy environments.
* Using internal speaker.
The optional BC-194 charger stand charges the Ni-MH rechargeable cells eliminating the need to connect and disconnect an AC adapter to the DC power jack of the receiver.
The VSC (Voice squelch control) opens the squelch only when a modulated signal is detected and ignores unmodulated, beat noise signals.
The IC-R6 has an external DC power jack for operation with the AC adapter, BC-07 or optional cigarette lighter cable, CP-18A/E. The standard Ni-MH batteries can be charged simultaneously during operation, making this a useful function while using the IC-R6 in your vehicle or at home.
Designed for ease of use, the IC-R6 is ultra compact measuring only 58(W)x 86(H)x 29.8(D)mm and weighing just 200g* enabling it to fit neatly in the palm of your hand. Built in a drip resistant case, the radio is protected from harsh weather and damp conditions.
A built-in ferrite rod antenna improves reception for AM broadcast stations without the need of a whip antenna.
CTCSS and DTCS tones provide quiet stand-by while waiting for a matched tone signal. This is convenient for monitoring a specified repeater or station etc. Tone scan detects a tone frequency used in a channel. The pocket beep function alerts you with a beep sound when a matched tone signal is received.
Memory contents such as frequencies, channel name, category, group name, set mode items, etc, can be programmed easily with the optional cloning software CS-R6