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IC-905 VHF, UHF & SHF Multi-Band Transceiver


The IC-905 is an industry-first all-mode transceiver with 144/440/1200/2400/5600 MHz coverage. Add 10 GHz with the optional CX-10G transverter.

 

 

4,261.26 $

  • EUR: 3,950.00 €
  • SEK: 46 990 kr

Explore the World of Microwave with IC-905

The IC-905 is the industry’s first microwave rig in the 144, 430, 1200, 2400, 5600 MHz and 10 GHz* bands. Multi-mode operation including SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, D-STAR DV/DD, and FM-TV (Amateur TV). Output power is 10 W on 144, 430, 1200 MHz, 2 W on 2400, 5600 MHz, and 0.5 W on 10 GHz.
* CX-10G is required for 10 GHz operation.

Separate Controller and RF Unit Configuration

The IC-905 is the industry’s first super efficient microwave base station with the RF unit designed to be at the base of the antenna, rather than in the shack. This design eliminates signal loss due to costly, long coax feed line runs found in legacy SHF designs. Optional 50 m (164 ft) or 20 m (65.6 ft) controller cable is available with the IC-905.

Less Signal Cable

With the RF unit mounted at the antenna, transmit and receive signals are at their maximum efficiency as the coax feed line is measured in centimeters rather than meters, keep signal loss to a minimum. This is possible due to the controller cable providing digital communications between the controller and RF units.

Power Supplied through the Controller Cable

The DC power is supplied from the controller to the RF unit through the controller cable, making it possible to supply power with a low loss. Moreover, optional CX-10G’s power is supplied from the IC-905 RF unit.

Less Cable Loss than Coaxial Cable

With the RF unit mounted at the antenna, transmit and receive signals are at their maximum efficiency as the coax feed line is measured in inches rather than feet, keep signal loss to a minimum. This is possible due to the controller cable providing digital communications between the controller and RF units.

GPS-Controlled Oscillator for Ultimate Frequency Stability


Frequency accuracy and stability are required for SHF band operation. Even with a high-performance OCXO, the frequency gradually changes due to temperature and aging. To solve this problem, the IC-905 uses a high-precision 1 pulse-per-second (1 PPS) clock signal from an internal GPS (GNSS) receiver to enable advanced frequency control.

Wideband 50 MHz Span – Real-time Spectrum Scope

A high-performance real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display are built in. The real-time spectrum scope can be adjusted for Center, Fixed, and Scroll mode, and it covers a wide band-width of up to 50 MHz span.

ATV (Amateur TV) Mode

The IC-905 is compatible with the ATV (FM-TV, NTSC, PAL or SECAM) mode. With an analog camera connected, the IC-905 can transmit video, and receive a real-time video. Furthermore, received videos can be shown on the display with composite video input.

Icom Common User Interface

The controller of the IC-905 was designed based on the compact IC-705 and utilizes Icom’s Common User Interface system used in Icom’s touch screen transceivers.

Full D-STAR Functions

DV, DD mode, DR function, Terminal mode, and Access Point mode enable easy use of D-STAR. It is also possible to send, receive, and view received pictures with the IC-905.

Optional 10 GHz Transverter, CX-10G

The CX-10G transverter provides 10 GHz operation by converting to a 2400 MHz IF signal. 10 GHz operation becomes more approachable and easier to work. The CX-10G is in bypass mode when the use of the 2400 MHz band.

IC-905 Other Features

  • SD card slot
  • USB Type-C connection for PC and mobile connectors
  • Power Amp thermal protection function
  • ⊿TX and AFC (Automatic Frequency Control) function
  • One-Touch FT8 Mode Preset
  • Quick Data mode setting for SSTV, RTTY, PSK31, JT65B and FT8
  • AMPS hole pattern and 1/4-20 tripod mount for controller unit
  • Two call channels for each band (2×6 band)
  • 500 memory channels divided into up to 100 groups
  • 50 scan edges, 2500 repeater memories and 300 GPS memories

Side/Rear Panel View

Controller

RF Unit

IC-905 Specifications

General

Frequency coverage EUR version 144 ~ 146 MHz,
430 ~ 440 MHz,
1240 ~ 1300 MHz,
2300 ~ 2450 MHz,
5650 ~ 5850 MHz
Mode SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, DV, DD*1, ATV*1
Power supply requirement 13.8 V DC ±15% (Controller unit)
Antenna impedance 50 Ω
Operating temperature range Controller unit 0°C ~ 50°C,  32 ˚F ~ 122 ˚F
RF unit –10°C ~ 55°C,  14 ˚F ~ 131 ˚F
Frequency stability Less than ±65 ppb (Total deviation)
GPS-Controlled Oscillator
Current drain
(at 13.8 V DC)
RX  Max. audio/Standby Less than 3 A/2 A (typical)
TX Max. power Less than 5.5 A
Dimensions (W x H x D) Controller unit 200 x 83.5 x 82 mm; 7.9 x 3.3 x 3.2 in
RF unit 172 x 87 x 210 mm; 6.8 x 3.4 x 8.3 in
Weight (Approximate) Controller unit 940 g; 2.1 lb. (supplied accessories not included)
RF unit 3.2kg; 7.1 lb. (supplied accessories not included)

*1 1200 MHz and above.

Transmitter

Output power 144, 430/440 MHz SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, DV : 10 W AM : 2.5 W
1200 MHz SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, DV, DD, ATV : 10 W AM : 2.5 W
2400, 5600 MHz SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, DV, DD, ATV : 2 W AM : 0.5 W
Modulation system SSB Digital PSN modulation
FM Digital Reactance modulation
AM Digital Low Power modulation
DV, DD Digital GMSK modulation
ATV Digital Reactance modulation
Spurious emission 144, 430/440 MHz Less than -60 dBc
1200 MHz Less than -53 dBc
2400, 5600 MHz Less than -46 dBc
Microphone impedance 2.2 kΩ

Receiver

Receiver system 144, 430/440 MHz RF Direct Sampling
1200, 2400, 5600 MHz Down Conversion IF Sampling
IF Frequency 1200 MHz 1st IF: 331 ~ 371 MHz
2400, 5600 MHz 1st IF: 914 MHz band, 2nd IF: 346 MHz band
Sensitivity 144, 430, 1200, 2400 MHz bands 5600 MHz band
SSB, CW (Filter: SOFT) (at 10 dB S/N) Less than -19 dBμV (0.11 μV) Less than -16 dBμV (0.15 μV)
AM (at 10 dB S/N) Less than  0 dBμV (1.0 μV) Less than 3 dBμV (1.4 μV)
FM (at 12 dB SINAD) Less than -15 dBμV (0.17 μV) Less than -12 dBμV (0.25 μV)
DV (at 1% BER (PN9) Less than -9 dBμV (0.35 μV) Less than -6 dBμV (0.50 μV)
DD (at 1% BER (PN9) Less than 4 dBμV (1.58 μV)
(1200, 2400 MHz bands only)
Less than 7 dBμV (2.23 μV)
Sensitivity for RED 144, 430/440, 1200, 2400, 5600 MHz bands
SSB, CW (BW=2.4 kHz, Filter : SOFT,
at 12 dB SINAD)
Less than -6 dBμV emf
AM (BW=4 kHz, 60% modulation,
at 12 dB SINAD)
Less than 0 dBμV emf
FM (BW=7 kHz, 60% modulation,
at 12 dB SINAD)
Less than -6 dBμV emf
Selectivity  SSB (BW=2.4 kHz, Filter: SHARP) More than 2.4 kHz/-3 dB
Less than 3.6 kHz/-60 dB
CW (BW=500 Hz) More than 500 Hz/-3 dB
Less than 700 Hz/-60 dB
RTTY (BW=500 Hz) More than 500 Hz/-3dB
Less than 700 Hz/-60 dB
AM (BW=6 kHz) More than 6.0 kHz/-3 dB
Less than 15 kHz/-60 dB
FM (BW=15 kHz) More than 12.0 kHz/-6 dB
Less than 20 kHz/-60 dB
DV (Ch. Spacing=12.5 kHz) Less than -50 dB
DD (Ch. Spacing=300 kHz) Less than -40 dB
Audio output power Internal SP More than 530 mW (12 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% distortion)
External SP More than 200 mW (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% distortion)
AV-OUT More than -6 dBV (600 Ω, Max. power)
1 V p-p typ.  (Test pattern)
AF Output Impedance External SP 8 Ω
AV-OUT 600 Ω (Audio), 75 Ω (Video)

*Specifying PREAMP ON in 144, 430/440, and 1200 MHz bands. No switching function for PREAMP ON/OFF in 2400 and 5600 MHz bands.

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