Intuitive Touch Screen Operation
The intuitive touch screen interface provides quick and smooth operation. The large 5.5 inch display (320×128 pixels) responds naturally to the touch allowing you to change settings, enter frequencies, edit memory channels with ease.
The ID-5100A can receive both FM/FM and FM/DV mode signals simultaneously. Two DV mode signals can be monitored for receive on either channel. You can check other repeaters or other channel activities while waiting for the main repeater.
* Main band audio has priority, if two DV signals come in at the same time.
D-STAR System Introduction
Find the D-STAR system introduction and features from here.
Integrated GPS Receiver
The ID-5100A has an integrated GPS receiver in the controller and shows own position, course, speed and altitude on the display. The GPS position information can be used for exchanging position reports, tracing the GPS log and searching for nearby repeater sites.
DV/FM Repeater List Function
The DV/FM repeater list function assists you accessing nearby repeaters, even in areas you are visiting for the first time. The function searches for a nearby repeater using the repeater memories with the GPS position information.
* To use the automatic repeater list function, the position data of the repeater is required. The ID-5100A will be shipped with a limited number of repeater memories preprogrammed.
Dplus Reflector Linking
Dplus reflector link commands are added to the DR function to allow easy reflector operation. Use Reflector, link/unlink to Reflector, echo test and repeater information commands are selectable.
SD Card Slot for Voice and Data Storage
When used with an SD card, the SD card can store various contents including voice memory, DV auto reply message, TX voice message, QSO log, RX history log and GPS log data. Memory channels, repeater memories and other personal settings can be saved to the SD card and can be loaded to the transceiver.
VS-3 Bluetooth® Headset
The optional Bluetooth® headset, VS-3 provides hands-free communication and can remotely control the ID-5100A with three programmable buttons. Providing you with convenient communication in a vehicle.
* Optional UT-133/A Bluetooth® unit must be installed in the ID-5100A.
RS-MS1A Android™ Application
(Free download application from Google Play™)
The RS-MS1A allows you wirelessly connect the ID-5100A and remotely set DR functions, link with a map application and send/receive messages over the DV mode. In addition, pictures taken by the Android™ device can be transmitted in the DV Fast Data mode or DV mode.
* Either optional UT-133/A Bluetooth®unit or OPC-2350LU Data cable is required.
* Some functions may not work properly, depending on Android™ phones and devices used.
DV Fast Data Mode*
By using data in place of voice frames, the ID-5100A can transfer data 3.5 times faster (3480 bps) than in the conventional DV mode (with voice).
* The DV Fast Data mode is not compatible with the DV mode low-speed data communication.
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:
- Enhanced D-PRS functions with object, position, items and weather formats
- Convenient memory contents management using CSV format
- Speech function announces operating frequency, mode and received callsign (DV mode)
- Independent main, volume and SQL knobs for A/B bands
- AM airband dualwatch
- CS-5100, programming software (Download from the Icom Website)
- 50W output power on both VHF and UHF bands
- Weather channel with weather alert function (USA version only)
- Auto repeater function (USA version only)
- 1500 (50 groups) Repeater list entries
- 300 call sign memories
- 300 GPS memories
- Split tone functions in the analog mode
Main unit panel view
|Frequency coverage||USA Version
|EXP Version||Transmit||137–174, 400–470*2|
|Type of emission||F2D, F3E, F7W|
|Mode||DV, FM, FM-N
AM (RX only), AM-N (RX only)*
* Depending on version
|Operating temperature range||−10°C to +60°C;
+14°F to +140°F
|Frequency stability||±2.5 ppm
(−10°C to +60°C on the basis of 25°C)
|Digital TX speed||4.8 kbps|
|Voice coding speed||2.4 kbps|
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω (SO-239)|
|Number of memory channels||1000 regular channels,
4 call channels,
50 program scan edges
and 1200 repeater memories
|Power supply requirements||13.8 V DC ±15%|
|Current drain||RX Stand-by||1.2 A|
|Max. audio||1.8 A
(Dualwatch, with Ext. SP 8Ω load)
projections not included)
|Main unit||150×40×172.6 mm;
|Weight (approx.)||Main unit||1.3 kg; 2.87 lb|
|Controller||260 g; 9.17 oz|
*1 144–148, 440–450 MHz.
*2 144–148, 430–440 MHz
|Output power||50 W, 15 W, 5 W|
|Modulation system||FM, FM-N||FM reactance modulation|
|DV||GMSK reactance modulation|
|Max. frequency deviation||±5.0 kHz/±2.5 kHz
|Spurious emissions||Less than −60 dBc|
|Microphone impedance||600 Ω
(8-pin modular jack)
|Intermediate frequencies||A band||38.85 MHz/450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
|B band||46.35 MHz/450 kHz (1st/2nd)|
|Sensitivity||FM/FM-N (12 dB SINAD)||Less than 0.18 μV
(amateur bands only)
|Less than 0.28 μV|
(Not guaranteed, for your reference only. Except amateur bands.)
(12 dB SINAD)
|137–159.995 MHz Less than 0.32 μV|
|160–174.000 MHz Less than 0.56 μV|
|375–399.995 MHz Less than 0.56 μV|
|400–499.995 MHz Less than 0.32 μV|
|500–550.000 MHz Less than 0.56 μV|
(10 dB S/N)
|118–136.9916 MHz Less than 1 μV|
|Squelch sensitivity||Less than 0.13 μV
|Selectivity||FM||More than 60 dB|
|FM-N||More than 55 dB|
|DV||More than 50 dB|
|Spurious and image rejections||A band||More than 60/55 dB
|B band||More than 60/60 dB
|Audio output power||More than 2.0 W
(with 8Ω load, 10% distortion)
|External speaker connector||2-condcutor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8″)/8Ω|
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Hand microphone, HM-207
- DC power cable, OPC-1132
- Controller cable, OPC-837 (3.5 m; 11.4 ft)
- Controller bracket, MBA-2*
- Microphone hanger
- Spare fuse
(* Not supplied or may differ, depending on version)
Instruction Manual / Guides
|Firmware update instructions||ID-5100A/ID-5100E|
|Firmware update information Release E2||ID-5100A/ID-5100E|
|Firmware update information Release E2(Spanish)||ID-5100A/ID-5100E|
|Firmware update information||ID-5100A/ID-5100E|
|D-STAR Application Guide||ID-52A/ID-52E/IC-705/IC-9700/IC-7100/ID-4100E/ID-4100A/ID-5100E/ID-5100A/ID-51E/ID-51A/ID-31E/ID-31A/ID-31E PLUS/ID-31A PLUS/RS-MS1A/RS-MS1I/RS-MS3A/ST-4001A/ST-4001I|
|D-STAR Updating the repeater list||ID-52E/ID-52A/IC-705/IC-9700/IC-7100/ID-4100E/ID-4100A/ID-5100E/ID-5100A/ID-51E/ID-51A/ID-31E/ID-31A/ID-31E PLUS/ID-31A PLUS|
Ingress Protection (IP) Code
Ingress Protection (IP) ratings define the level of protection provided by enclosures to prevent the ingress of foreign objects (dust) and liquid into the electrical equipment.
International Standard IEC 60529 outlines an international classification system that describes the sealing characteristics of electrical equipment.
The classification system uses the “IP” code, or “Ingress Protection” code, to define the level of seal.
An IP number contains two numbers (i.e. IP67) in most instances which relate to the level of protection provided by an enclosure or housing.
Either number may be shown as “X” (i.e. IPX6 / IP7X) to indicate the “X” part is not tested.
Degrees of Solid Particle Protection – 1st Digit
|IP6x||No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. (Dust tight)|
|IP5x||Protected from the amount of dust that would interfere with normal operation. (Dust protected)|
Degrees of Liquid Ingress Protection – 2nd Digit
|IPx8||Protected against continuous immersion in water.
Depth and duration specified by model.
|IPx7||Protected against temporary immersion in water for 1 m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes|
|IPx6||Protected against water projected by powerful jets from any direction.
100 L per minute by a powerful jets (12.5 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx5||Protected against water projected by jets from any direction.
12.5 L per minute by a nozzle (6.3 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx4||Protected against water splashed against the equipment from any direction|