Practical Dual Bander with Optional Bluetooth® Headset

VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF Simultaneous Receive

The IC-2730A provides VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF simultaneous receive capability as well as VHF/UHF receive. Main dials, volume, squelch knobs and primal buttons are symmetrically laid out for each band.

Optional VS-3 Bluetooth® Headset

Bluetooth® headset, VS-3 (option)

The optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset can wirelessly control the IC-2730A with three programmable keys and a PTT button. It also provides VOX operation for hands-free communication.

* Optional UT-133/A Bluetooth® unit must be installed in the IC-2730A.

Easy-to-See Large White Backlit LCD

The display size of the IC-2730A is 1.5 times larger than its predecessor, the IC-2720H. Frequency display and channel names are larger, and the white backlit provides higher contrast.

Easy Controller Mounting with the Optional MBF-1

Photo includes optional MBF-1 and MBA-5

The combination of the optional MBF-1 suction cup mounting base and MBA-5 controller bracket provides easy tilt and swivel adjustments. The large suction cup can be mounted on flat surfaces and can be removed easily.

50 watts of output on VHF and UHF

The IC-2730A employs a durable PA module and delivers 50 watts of high power operation on both VHF and UHF bands.

Built-in 50 CTCSS and 104 DTCS tones with Split Tone Function

The CTCSS and DTCS tones are built-in for quiet stand-by and repeater access. The split tone function allows you to set CTCSS/DTCS tones separately for repeater uplink and downlink on a per channel basis.

Controller Attachment to the Main Unit with Optional MBA-4

With the optional MBA-4 combination bracket, the controller can be attached to the main unit. The microphone jacks are mounted on both the controller and main unit.

Wideband Receiver

The IC-2730A covers 118–174 and 375–550MHz. You will be able to listen to aviation, marine, weather channels and other utility communications.

Optional Active Noise Canceling Microphone

The optional active noise canceling microphone HM-209 can automatically reduce noise in extremely noisy environments and assist in transmitting clear and accurate audio.

Watch the HM-209 performance video:

Other Features

  •  HM-207 remote control microphone
  •  CS-2730 Free download PC programming software
  •  Versatile scanning capability
  •  Squelch delay and squelch attenuator
  •  Sub band auto mute function
  •  Sub band busy beep function
  •  Auto repeater functions (Depending on the transceiver version)
  •  Auto power off
  •  Time-out-timer
  •  16 DTMF auto dial memories
  •  Weather channel receive with weather alert (USA version only)
  •  CI-V remote control capability (through the OPC-478UC)


Frequency coverage USA Version Transmit 144–148, 430–450MHz
Receive 118–174, 375–550MHz*1
Export Version Transmit 137–174, 400–470MHz*2
Receive 118–174, 375–550MHz*2
No. of memory channels 1052 channels
(including 50 scan edges and 2 Call)
Type of emission F2D, F3E (FM, FM-N)
Frequency stability ±2.5ppm
Power supply requirement 13.8V DC ±15%
Current drain
Tx     13A
Rx     1.8A/1.2A
(Max. audio/Stand-by)
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SO-239)
Operating temperature range −10°C to +60°C; 14°F to +140°F
(W×H×D Projections are not included)
Main unit 150×40×151 mm;
5.91×1.57×5.94 in
Controller  150×50×27.2 mm;
5.91×1.97×1.07 in
Weight (approx.) Main unit  1.2 kg; 2.65 lb
Controller 140 g; 4.94 oz

Guaranteed range:
*1 144–148, 430–450MHz.
*2 144–148, 430–440MHz


Output power (at 13.8V DC) 50W, 15W, 5W (TPE version: 25W, 15W, 5W)
Max. frequency deviation ±5.0kHz/±2.5kHz (W/N)
Spurious emissions Less than −60dBc
Microphone impedance 600Ω (8-pin modular)


Intermediate frequencies A band 38.85MHz/450kHz
B band 46.35MHz/450kHz
Sensitivity (at 12dB SINAD) Less than 0.18μV
Selectivity More than 60dB/55dB (W/N)
Spurious response rejection A band More than 60dB/55dB (V/U)
B band More than 60dB/60dB (V/U)
Audio output power More than 2W (10% dist. 8Ω)
External speaker connector 2 conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8″)/8Ω
Receiver sensitivity
(Not guaranteed, for your reference only)
(12dB SINAD)
137–159.995MHz*: Less than 0.32μV
160–174.000MHz: Less than 0.56μV
375–399.995MHz: Less than 0.56μV
400–499.995MHz*: Less than 0.32μV
500–550.000MHz: Less than 0.56μV
(10dB S/N)
118–136.991MHz: Less than 1μV

* Except amateur bands.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

MIL-810 G
Method Procedure
High Temperature 501.5 I, II
Low Temperature 502.5 I, II
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I, IV

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D -E and -F.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Hand microphone, HM-207
  • Controller cable
  • Microphone hanger
  • DC power cable
  • Spare fuses

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-2730A 663KB
HAM Radios and Receivers 6.90MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
Instructions CS-2730
Instruction manual IC-2730A/IC-2730E

Firmware / Software

Type Model Name Version Last Update
Cloning software IC-2730A, IC-2730E Revision 1.00 2014.12.24