Multi-Function Dual Band D-STAR Transceiver
Longer Distance Communication Through the D-STAR Network
The ID-52A is a VHF/UHF dual bander with D-STAR and FM dual mode functions. The ID-52A supports conventional FM communications as well as D-STAR simplex, repeater, regional, and worldwide calls over the D-STAR Internet gateway. With the ID-52A, you can call a friend in another city, or even internationally through D-STAR repeaters, with digital clear audio. In addition, the ID-52A can send digital voice with data, text messages, GPS location information and pictures.
D-STAR System Introduction
Find the D-STAR system introduction and features from here.
Picture Sharing Functions
DR (D-STAR Repeater) Function
Terminal Mode and Access Point Mode*
Connect the ID-52A to the Internet through a Windows® PC or an Android™ device. The Internet gateway (using Terminal mode and Access Point mode) enables you to access the D-STAR repeater network, even from areas where no D-STAR repeater is directly accessible through radio waves.
Access Point Mode
・Terminal and Access Point modes are compatible with Icom RS-RP3 Gateway Software. If your D-STAR repeater is running G1 or G2 software, please contact your local Icom Distributor to upgrade software. ・ You need an Internet connection with an IPv4 Global IP address. If you use a cellular system, you need an IPv4 Global IP address assigned to your Android™ device. ・ The RS-MS3W optional software is required to be installed in the PC (Download from Icom website). The RS-MS3A optional application software is required to be installed in the Android™ device (Download from Google Play™). USB cable is required. Type-A: User supplied. Type-C: OPC-2418. micro-B: OPC-2417.
Advanced Functions and Operations with Vivid Color Display
2.3" Large Color Display
Bluetooth® Enabled Features
Handy Radio First! Waterfall Display
The waterfall display shows not only the existence of signals but also the changes of signal level in chronological order. You will have an overview of the band conditions in more detail, including busy frequencies currently used, or open frequencies not used. The band scope mode is selectable from center mode, Fixed mode and Fixed scroll mode.
V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch Including DV/DV Mode
VHF/UHF Airband and FM Broadcast Receiver
Integrated GPS/GLONASS Receiver
D-PRS mode is supported by the internal GPS receiver for sending your location and showing received station location, distance, and direction from your current location. In addition to your location, the ID-52A displays your current Grid Square information.The GPS position data can be used for Position Auto Reply, Near Repeater Search, and GPS log functions.
microSD Card Slot
Micro USB Connector
The ID-52A has a Multi-function USB port as well as USB host function, for charging the Icom battery packs, PC Programming, read/write contents to the microSD card, Terminal/Access Point mode support, as well as CI-V control as well as audio.
IPX7 Waterproof and Tough Construction
- 750 mW loud audio output power
- Improved heat dissipation efficiency for stable operation
- DV fast data mode uses data in place of voice frames
- QSO log in CSV data format
- Accessories for the ID-51A/ID-31A such as battery packs and microphones can be used
- DV/FM near repeater search function
- Voice recorder function
- External DC power jack
- Weather channel receive
|(A) 108–174, 225–479*
(B) 137–174, 375–479*
|(A) means A band, (B) means B band. Guaranteed range: * 144–148, 440–450 MHz|
|Type of emission||F2D, F3E, F7W|
|Mode||DV, FM, FM-N, WFM*, AM*, AM-N*
(* WFM, AM and AM-N are Rx only)
|Number of memory channels||1000 memory channels, 4 call channels, 50 scan edges,
100 skip channels, 500 broadcast stations,
2500 repeaters, 300 call signs and 300 GPS memories
|Frequency resolution||5, 6.25, 8.33*, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125 and 200 kHz
* Selectable depending on the operating band.
|Operating temperature range||–20℃ to +60℃ ; –4°F to +140°F|
|Frequency stability||±2.5 ppm (–20℃ to +60℃ on the basis of 25℃)|
|Antenna impedance||50 Ω (SMA)|
|Battery pack||7.4 V DC (with BP-272),
7.2 V DC (with BP-307)
|Alkaline cells||5.5 V DC (with BP-273)|
|External DC||10–16 V DC|
(at 7.4 V DC)
|Tx High||Less than 2.5 A|
|Rx AF Max.||Less than 450 mA (DV),
Less than 400 mA (FM, FM-N) (Internal SP, 8 Ω)
(projections not included)
61.1 × 121.6 × 29.7 mm ; 2.4 × 4.8 × 1.2 in (main unit)
61.1 × 121.6 × 34.8 mm ; 2.4 × 4.8 × 1.4 in (with BP-272)
|Weight (approx.)||330 g ; 11.6 oz (with BP-272 & antenna)|
|Modulation system||DV||GMSK reactance modulation|
|FM, FM-N||FM reactance modulation|
|Output power (at 7.4 V DC)||5 W, 2.5 W, 1.0 W, 0.5 W, 0.1 W
(High, Mid, Low2, Low1, S-low)
|Spurious emissions||Less than –60 dBc (High, Mid),
Less than –13 dBm (Low2, Low1, S-low)
|Max. frequency deviation||±5.0/2.5 kHz (FM/FM-N)|
|Ext. Mic impedance||2.2 kΩ|
|Sensitivity||DV||Less than 0.2 μV (at 1% BER)|
|FM, FM-N||Less than 0.18 μV (at 12 dB SINAD)|
|Selectivity||More than 50 dB (DV, FM-N), More than 55 dB (FM)|
|Spurious rejection||More than 60 dB|
|Audio output power||Internal SP||More than 750 mW (8 Ω load)|
|External SP||More than 200 mW (8 Ω load)|
|Receiver sensitivity (Except amateur bands.)|
|FM/FM-N/WFM （12 dB SINAD）||AM/AM-N
（10 dB S/N）
|BC band||88.000–108.000||Less than 1 μV (WFM)||-|
|A band||108.000－136.991||-||Less than 1 μV|
|137.000－142.000||Less than 0.18 μV||Less than 1 μV|
|142.005－148.000||Less than 0.18 μV||-|
|148.005－174.000||Less than 0.32 μV||-|
|225.000－259.995||Less than 0.56 μV||Less than 1.8 μV*|
|260.000－354.995||Less than 0.32 μV||Less than 1 μV*|
|355.000－374.995||Less than 0.5 μV||Less than 1.8 μV*|
|375.000－399.995||Less than 0.5 μV||-|
|400.000–479.000||Less than 0.32 μV||-|
|B band||137.000－148.000||Less than 0.18 μV||-|
|148.005－174.000||Less than 0.32 μV||-|
|375.000－399.995||Less than 0.5 μV||-|
|400.000－479.000||Less than 0.32 μV||-|
*AM-N mode cannot be received from 225 to 374.995 MHz.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Battery pack, BP-272
- Wall charger, BC-167SA
- Antenna, FA-S270C
- Belt clip, MB-127
- Hand strap
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on the transceiver version.
POWER SUPPLY CABLES
Catalogs / Brochures
Instruction Manual / Guides
|BASIC MANUAL (English)||ID-52A/ID-52E|
|ADVANCED MANUAL (English)||ID-52A/ID-52E|
|CI-V REFERENCE GUIDE (English)||ID-52A/ID-52E|
|D-STAR Application Guide||ID-52A/ID-52E/IC-705/IC-905/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 Using the GPS Logger function||ID-52A/ID-52E/IC-705/ID-51A/ID-51E/ID-31A/ID-31E/ID-31A PLUS/ID-31E PLUS|
|About the DV Gateway function||ID-52A/ID-52E/ID-51A (PLUS2)/ID-51E (PLUS2)/ID-31A PLUS/ID-31E PLUS|
|D-STAR Updating the repeater list||ID-52E/ID-52A/IC-705/IC-905/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|
|Installation Guide for Windows 11/10||USB Driver IC-705/IC-905/ID-52A/ID-52E/RS-BA1 Version 2|
Firmware / Software
|Type||Model Name||Version||Last Update|
|Programming software||CS-52||Version 1.21||2021.12.01|
|USB Driver||IC-705/IC-905/ID-52A/ID-52E||Version 1.20||2023.04.07|
|USB Driver||IC-705/ID-52A/ID-52E||Version 1.12||2021.12.24|
|Firmware||ID-52A, ID-52E||Version 1.23||2022.05.09|
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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|