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COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER

IC-R15

Multi-functional Receiver Designed for Fun of Listening and Ease of Use.

Simple Operation for Beginners, Satisfying Features for Enthusiasts

Even beginners can enjoy receiving various radio signals such as aviation, railway, marine, and so on, with the IC-R15. In the simple mode, anyone can receive signals quickly without any knowledge of radio frequency, mode, and so on. Equipped with various functions, such as simultaneous reception of two signals, and high-speed scan will satisfy enthusiasts who have already enjoyed receiving radio signals. In addition, the IC-R15 supports collecting news and weather information during camping and outdoor activities.

Receiving Various Signals with Dualwatch

Enjoyable versatile signals, Airband, Railway, Marine, Amateur, Radio broadcasting (FM / WFM) with AM / FM/ WFM mode in between 76 ~ 500 MHz. The Dualwatch function* supports receiving various signals. While receiving on A Band, it is possible to scan B Band, so you never miss a chance to capture signals. For example, it is possible to challenge more advanced aviation radio reception, such as the movements of two airplanes at the same time, by establishing speedy and efficient listening.

* Simultaneously receive VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF, and VHF/UHF bands combinations.

Simple Graphical Icon Menu and Clear Visibility

The IC-R15’s large color LCD has excellent visibility and displays a lot of information. Easy to understand display of received information, broadcasting station, airport names and so on. Introducing a graphical icon menu that enables you to check various items briefly, and smooth setting and intuitive operation are possible.

Simple Mode

Frequencies are registered by category in simple mode, you can receive signals by simply selecting the frequency that you want to listen to. By registering frequencies that are often listend as favoires, it is possible to receive more quickly.

Quick Approaching the Target Signal with Excellent Operability

The multifunction key that supports smooth access and selection of each function, and the frequently used SCAN and SKIP keys that are allocated independently are for excellent operability. And by the synergistic effect with the highly visible color display, it is possible to allow an intuitive operation and quickly approach the target signal. 

Received Audio Saving on a microSD Card

Received Audio Saving on a microSD Card

A built-in recording function enables simultaneous recording of two signals, and saves the received audio on a microSD card as a WAV file. Even if you miss the audio, the recorded audio can be played back on the IC-R15 or your PC. Information such as frequency, mode, S-meter, and time (user setting) can also be recorded with the audio and so you can find out later when the audio was recorded.

Built-in Bluetooth® Function

Built-in Bluetooth® function frees you from bothersome cabling of headsets and earphones. Improved usability and flexibility, you can concentrate on operations.

Reliable To Use in Rainy or Humid Environments

The IC-R15 features superior IPX7* waterproofing and pro-grade construction. It is possible to use it in outdoor situations, airports, railway stations, and even in wet environments.
* Submersible in 1 m depth of water for 30 minutes.

High Speed Scan of 150 Channels per Second

More variations in Scan function. Built-in High Speed Scan of 150 channels per second (in VFO mode) supports quickly capturing signals.

Scan Functions
・Full Scan・Band Scan ・Program Scan・Auto Memory Write Scan ・Memory Scan・Skip Scan・Tone Scan ・Link Scan ・Group Scan・Group Link Scan・Favorite Channel Scan

Receiving Only Audio Signal*

The VSC (Voice Squelch Control) function supports automatically skipping undesired signals, for example, control signals, unmodulated signals, and receiving only voice communication in scanning. You can use the VSC together with various signaling functions.

*In FM / FM-N mode

Chargeable with an USB Type-C™ Cable

The USB Type-C™ terminal on the side of the IC-R15, enables you to charge from an external battery when the internal battery is exhausted. You can use the IC-R15 confidently in any situation, for hobby use such as Airband receiving, where it is difficult to find power source.

Operation Time

Lithium-ion battery pack Approximately 13 hours* with the BP-278

*AF10% distortion with external speakers (8 Ω load) 

Other Features

  • USB/SD storage
  • Power Save function
  • Auto power OFF function
  • Battery level display function
  • Key lock function
  • Monitor function (Cancelling squelch)
  • CTCSS, DTCS with reverse tone squelch function
  • Frequency shift function
  • Auto squelch function
  • Selectable tuning steps (13 Types)
  • Squelch monitor function
  • RF attenuator
  • ANL function
  • Temporary skip function

*Bluetooth® connection has not been tested for all Bluetooth® compatible devices with this product. This does not guarantee that all devices will work with this product.

General

Frequency Coverage A Band / B Band

108.000 ~ 500.000 MHz

BC BAND

USA : 88.000 ~ 108.000 MHz

EUR : 76.000 ~ 108.000 MHz

Mode AM, FM, WFM (F3E, A3E)
Antenna impedance 50 Ω(SMA)
Number of memory channels  2000 regular memory channels, 200 auto memory channels, 25 scan edges, 100 skip channels
Frequency stability Less than ±2.5 ppm on the basis of 25 ℃ (-20 ℃ ~ 60 ℃)
Tuning steps 5/6.25/8.33/10/12.5/15/20/25/30/50/100/125/200 kHz
*On 108.000 MHz ~ 136.991 MHz, you can select only 8.33 kHz or 25.0 kHz
Battery requirement 3.6 V DC (BP-287)
Operation time

10 hours (Dual display mode,  continuous receiving in A band and standby in B band, Auto power save function On), AF output power : Vol level 20 in internal speaker, GPS ON, Bluetooth® OFF) 

External power supply

5.0 V DC ±5 % (USB charging)

Current  drain (at 3.6V DC) Rated audio : 380 mA typical
Standby : 150 mA typical
Power save : 80 mA typical (FM mode, Single display mode, Record function Off, GPS Off, Backlight Off)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 58 x 116 x 33.8 mm, 2.28 x  4.57 x 1.33 in (Projections not included)
Weight (approximate) 260 g, 9.17 oz (with supplied antenna and batteries)
150 g, 5.29 oz (without supplied accessories)
Usable temperature range  -20℃~60℃, -4℉~140℉ 

Receiver

Receiving system Double conversion superheterodyne
Intermediate frequency A Band / B Band

58.050 MHz/450 kHz (1st IF/2nd IF)

BC- BAND 57.150 MHz/450 kHz (1st IF/2nd IF)
Sensitivity AM
(10dB S/N : 1kHz Dev/30% Mod)
108.000 ~ 142.000 MHz: Less than 0 dBμ
222.000 ~ 249.995 MHz: Less than 0 dBμ
250.000 ~ 299.995 MHz: Less than 5 dBμ
300.000 ~ 400.000 MHz: Less than 3 dBμ
FM
(12dB SINAD : 1 kHz/3.5 kHz Dev)
108.000~249.995 MHz: Less than -8 dBμ
250.000~299.995 MHz: Less than -3 dBμ
300.000~500.000 MHz: Less than -5 dBμ
WFM (12dB SINAD : 1 kHz / 52.5kHz Dev) 76.000~108.000 MHz: Less than 0 dBμ
Selectivity AM / FM More than 50 dB
WFM More than 35 dB
Audio output power
(at 3.6V DC)
Internal Speaker More than 400 mW (8 Ω, 10 % distortion)
External Speaker More than 40 0mW (8 Ω, 10 % distortion)

Supplied Accessories

  • FA-S270C Antenna
  • BP-287 Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • MB-127 Belt Clip
  • OPC-2480 USB Type-C™ cable
  • Hand strap

News

  1. News Release

    IC-R15, Multi-functional Receiver

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
HAM Radios and Receivers 6.90MB
IC-R15_EUR 1.58MB
IC-R15_USA 1.57MB

Instruction Manual / Guides