Icom IC-V8
Model: IC-V8
Shipping Weight: 1kg
Units in Stock: 1000
Manufactured by: China

Tough construction

The green polycarbonate front panel and aluminum die-cast chassis provide durability. The 54(W)×132(H)×35(D)mm* compact ergonomic body is easy for carrying anywhere.* 21⁄8(W)×53⁄16(H)×13⁄8(D)in.

16 button keypad for easy-to-access functions

The function guidance is labeled on the 16 buttons. It’s easy to manage all of the functions equipped on the IC-V8 by pushing theFunction key and shortcut keys.In addition, a channel number or an operating frequency can be entered from the keypad directly.

Powerful 5.5W of output power

The IC-V8 generates a powerful 5.5W output with Ni-Cd or Ni-MH battery packs, ensuring you a wide communication range. Reversible up/down switches and rotary selector Channel selection, volume, squelch and subaudible tones can be assigned to the up/down switches or rotary selector at your convenience.

5-character alphanumeric display

Letters and numeral character names provide easy recognition of each channel. S-meter, output power, power save, keylock, tone and duplex setting icons show various operating status at glance.

100 memory channels and one call channel

Up to 100 of your favorite frequencies can be stored into the memory with channel name, tone,output power and duplex setting. Furthermore,one call channel provides one touch channel access for a frequently used frequency.

CTCSS and DTCS operation standard

50 CTCSS and 104×2 DTCS tone squelch operation codes (encoder and decoder) provide quiet standby and allow you to access closed repeater. Pocket beep keeps track of calls, and tone scan detects the subaudible tone in the receiving signals.

Standard DTMF encoder and optional DTMF decoder

5 DTMF memory channels with up to 24 DTMF codes allow remote operation. The optional DTMF decoder unit, UT-108, provides code squelch operation and pager function. 



1) CTCSS/DCS codes

50 CTCSS/105 DCS.

2) VOX function

Hands free voice-operated transmission.

3) Squelch Levels

Reverse Burst eliminates unwanted noise,9-level sensitivity adjustment.

4) Hi/Lo power Select Feature

High power output: 5W, Low power output: 1W.

5) High capacity Li-ion Battery

20% working, 80% standby, last more than 60 hours.

6) Dust-Proof, Electromagnetic-Proof

7) Radio-to Radio Cloning with optional Programmable Cable

PC programmable and copy function.(reading and writing)

8) Coverage: Up to 8Km/12Km in the open area

9) LCD backlight.

10) DTMF




Frequency range


Operating temp.range

–10°C to +60°C; +14°F to +140°F

Frequency stability

±10 ppm (–10°C to +60°C)

Antenna connector

BNC (50 Ω)

Power supply requirement

7.2 V DC (6–10.3 V DC acceptable; Icom’s battery pack only)

Current drain (at 7.2 V DC)



at 5.5 W

Less than 2.0 A


at 0.5 W

Less than 0.8 A


at max. AF

Less than 250 mA



Less than 70 mA


Power save

Less than 20 mA

No. of memory channels

107 (incl. 1 call and 6 programmed scan edges)

Tuning steps

5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 50 kHz


(projections not included)

54(W)×132(H)×35(D) mm

21⁄8(W)×53⁄16(W)×13⁄8(W) in

Weight (approx.)

350 g; 12.3 oz (with battery

190 g; 6.7 oz (without battery pack)


Modulation system

Variable reactance frequency modulation

Output power (at 7.2 V DC)

5.5 W (High), 0.5 W (Low)

Max. frequency deviation

±5.0 kHz

Spurious emissions

Less than –60 dB

External mic. connector 

3-conductor 2.5 (d) mm; 2.2 kΩ


Receiving system

Double conversion superheterodyne system

Intermediate frequencies

1st: 21.7 MHz, 2nd: 450 kHz

Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD)

0.16 μV typ.

Squelch sensitivity

0.1 μV typ.


65 dB typ.

Inter-modulation rejection

65 dB typ.

Spurious & image rejection

75 dB typ.

Audio output power(at 7.2 V DC)

More than 0.3 W at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω load

External speaker connector

2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm; 8 Ω

Standard Package Including:

1 x IC-V8 Radio

1 x Antenna

1 x Battery

1 x Charger

1 x Belt Clip

1 x User's Manual


Optinal accessories:



Program cable