New Icom IC-8600 Wideband, Software Defined Receiver - With Digital Decoder

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KK7XX, Jun 16, 2017.

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  1. KK7XX

    KK7XX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Introducing the IC-R8600 base receiver. Whether deployed with two receivers on a single 19-inch rack, or on your desk at home, the IC-R8600 is an impressive upgrade to any serious SIGINT team, interference research team, or the avid shortwave or receiver enthusiasts. Covering 10 kHz to 3 GHz, this communication receiver enables you to hear and see a wide variety of signals on a 4.3-inch color display.

    Other key features:
    • Decodes digital communication signals: P25, NXDN., D-STAR
    • Advanced FPGA processing technology provides clarity and accuracy of received signals.
    • Optional remote control software takes received audio and spectrum scope data and transfers through an IP network for monitoring from remote locations.
    • Real-time spectrum scope with a waterfall screen

    More information and specifications can be found at the link below!

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  2. W6RZ

    W6RZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to be $3000. A little steep for a receiver.
  3. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    But will it do P25 multi-channel trunking ?
  4. KC7CM

    KC7CM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do not think it does trunking - and no DMR decoding even for something simple like the ham repeaters

    Will not pay those prices unless they get more features in it - too many other radios doing more for decoding for a lot less.

    I do like the 'Mute' feature - to many other radios leave that out for people who transmit as a hobby or a living.
  5. KD4MOJ

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  6. KG4OOZ

    KG4OOZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    News about this receiver has been floating around for months now. I just wish they would give a official release date for the US. It is already out over seas. I would love you have one but I doubt it will be anywhere near my price range. I think it would make a good partner to my 7300 and allow me to have a second receiver plus the added range that the R8600 has.
  7. K4YPS

    K4YPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seller In Japan's Been Selling Them On Ebay..$2,214.00 Shipped...
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  8. KG4OOZ

    KG4OOZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    The is high but a lot better as far as features per dollar then the previous R8500 that has been discontinued. Still almost twice what a 7300 which is a full blown transceiver. Guess just have to see what happens when it is released over here.
  9. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is nice to see Icom standardizing on a user interface. They are definitely capitalizing on the success of the UI from the 7300, which was largely lifted from the 7100, 7000, etc.
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  10. KA0KA

    KA0KA Ham Member QRZ Page

    One thing that seems to be missing with ICOM in general, is bandwidth on the RXer. For years they seem to limit the SSB filters to 0-3600Hz max if you shift the filter 300Hz. Typically in 3.6K the SSB RX is 3.3K on one side-band and 300Hz on the unwanted (total is 3.6K). I hope we are getting to a point where the user defines the RX bandwidth like a real SDR type system and all this shifting like some antique RXer is going away...

    The SDR PLAY/UNO is still impressive, so is the RF Space Cloud IQ for about 600 dollars but that is not going to 3GHz.
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