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Icom radios are built tough, and the IC-V80 HD – Icom's most economical 2M – is no exception. This military rugged rig offers water resistance and superior protection against dust and dirt (IP54). Compact, rugged and with plenty of power, the IC-V80 HD is ideal for basic, on-the-go ham operations.
750mW loud audio
The IC-V80 HD uses the BTL (bridge-tied load) amplifier that doubles the audio output. Every ham knows that power = current × voltage. The V80’s BTL increases the audio output by doubling the voltage delivered to the speaker.The 36mm large speaker delivers 750mW of loud and intelligible audio*. Great for noisy environments.
Typical value using with internal speaker.
Powerful 5.5W of Output Power
The IC-V80 HD offers a just-right mix of power and size. 5.5 watts of high power will work to get your message through. Get up to 19 hours* of operating time with the V80 HD power version, which includes a BP-265 Li-ion battery pack and a BC-193 rapid charger. All that power comes is an easy to hold and use size – not too big, not too small. The IC-V80 can also be powered by an alkaline battery pack (V80 Sport version only).
*Typical operation. 5:5:90 duty cycle with power save on.
IP54 and MIL-STD-810 rugged construction
The dust protection and water-resistance equivalent to IP54 provides reliable operation for practical outdoor operation. The IC-V80 HD tested to and passed 11 categories of MIL-STD-810 environmental tests.
A total of 207 memory channels
The IC-V80 HD has a total of 207 memory channels, including 200 regular channels, 6 channels, including 200 regular channels, 6 scan edges and 1 call channel. The channel name is programmable with 5 characters for easy recognition.
The CTCSS and DTCS tone codes provide quiet stand-by and allow you to use tone-access repeaters. The pocket beep alerts you when a matching tone frequency is received. The tone scan detects the subaudible tone that is used for repeater access.
Internal VOX function
The IC-V80 HD has internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) function for convenient hands-free operation with a compatible optional headset and plug adapter cable. Also, the VOX gain and VOX delay time are adjustable.
- WX channel and weather alert function (USA version only)
- Program, memory, skip, priority and tone scans
- Power save function
- BNC type antenna connector
- Automatic repeater function (USA version only)
- 1750Hz tone for European repeater access (IC-V80E only)
- TOT (time out timer) setting
- Repeater lockout and busy channel lockout
- PC programmable with optional CS-V80
- Transceiver-to-transceiver cloning (optional)
- Direct keypad frequency entry
- DTMF memory channels
- Auto power off
- LCD backlight
- Wide/narrow channel spacing
Also available: V80 SPORT featuring AA alkaline power
Perfect for long shelf life use, such as emergency kits. Same output power (5.5/2.5 or 0.5 Watt selectable) as the standard V80. The V80 SPORT comes with an alkaline tray that will hold 6 AA size batteries* . No charger required.
*Batteries are not included.
The V80 SPORT radio meets the same military specs and IP tests as the regular V80 radio.
Make the V80 SPORT part of your amateur radio communications plan, for emergency or everyday use.