Reliable Long Distance Communications

100 W Output Power in a Durable Body

Powerful 100 W output provides the talk power you need to reach distant locations. Its one-piece, die-cast aluminum construction provides stabilityeven at high duty cycles.

Simple Operation with Easy-to-Read LCD

The IC-78 is equipped with a large, easy-to-read LCD screen.A minimum number of buttons and knobs provide direct function access without the need for a secondary key function.

Prompt Operation with Memory Channels

Operating frequencies can be saved as memory channels. Each memory channel can benamed with up to eight characters in the name. Additionally, you can enter frequencies directly or use the VFO mode*.

* VFO mode is available, depending on the transceiver version.

Front Mounted Loud Speaker

With the speaker facing to the operator, you can clearly hear received audio during operation. The IC-78 provides more than 2 W audio output. Received voice can be heard in noisy environments.

Other Features

  • Five user selectable IF filter widths
  • Microphone Compressor increases average talk power
  • VOX capability for hands-free operation
  • RIT, Preamp and Attenuator functions
  • Noise Blanker function reduces pulse type noise
  • IF Shift for interference rejection
  • CW mode and RTTY mode operation
  • Scan function
  • Built-in antenna tuner control circuit
  • Data cloning between transceivers
  • RF Gain and Squelch Control
  • Hand microphone is supplied

Rear Panel View

Frequency range TX 1.6 ~ 29.9999 MHz
(Guaranteed: 0.5 ~ 29.9999)
RX 0.03 ~ 29.9999 MHz
Power supply requirement 13.8 V DC ±15% (Negative ground)
Dimensions (W×H×D: Projections not included) 240 × 95 × 239 mm, 9.4 × 3.7 × 9.4 in
Weight (Approximate) 3.8 kg, 8.4 lb

Current drain

(at 13.8 V DC)

Rx Max. audio
Stand by
2.0 A
1.3 A
Tx Max. power 21.0 A
(at 10 dB)
SSB, CW, RTTY 0.16 μV (1.600 ~ 29.999999 MHz)
(0.5 μV at 12 dB SINAD)
AM 13 μV (0.5 ~ 1.599999 MHz)
2 μV (1.600 ~ 29.999999 MHz)
Selectivity 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 powe (at 13.8 V DC) More than 2.0 W at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω load
Output power (PEP)
(Output power differs depending on version)
SSB, CW, RTTY 2 ~ 100 W
AM 2 ~ 35 W

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Hand microphone
  • DC power cable
  • Spare fuses

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-78_LAND 1.62MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note