IC-R1500 Communications Receiver (Discontinued)

The IC-R1500 is not only a powerful PC-controlled receiver, but when a remote control head is added it becomes a mobile or base receiver featuring a high-speed scanning capability of up to 60 channels per second. The IC-R1500 communication receiver covers 0.01 to 3299.999MHz in AM, FM & WFM modes (0.495-1300MHz in SSB and CW modes).

Please note that Windows 7 (64 bit version) is not compatible with this model. Go to our FAQ page for more details.

Wideband Receiver
The IC-R1500 covers 0.01-3299.999MHz* in AM, FM & WFM modes (0.495-1300MHz only in SSB and CW modes). 1Hz fine tuning resolution is available in all bands. When connected to a PC, all functions can be controlled by the click of a mouse or from keyboard input.
* Frequency range depends on version.

Remote Controller Head
The IC-R1500 is supplied with a remote control head for mobile or base station use. Green, amber and yellow backlit colour are selectable.

High Speed Scanning of Up To 60 Channels Per Second
The IC-PCR1500 has a maximum high speed scanning capability of 60 channels per second*. This scanning power provides the utmost efficiency when searching a wide frequency range. Auto memory write scan searches for a signal, and when a signal is detected, the received frequency is automatically stored into an auto memory write channel bank.
*Tuning step is 100kHz or less in program scan mode.

The following other scans are available:
• Full scan
• Mode select scan
• Programmed scan
• Memory scan
• Priority scan
• Tone scan
• Bank scan
• Skip scan
• Auto memory write scan
• Program skip scan
• Program skip area scan

VSC, CTCSS, DTCS Tone & S-Meter Squelch
The VSC (Voice squelch control) opens the squelch only when a modulated signal is detected and ignores unmodulated, beat noise signals.
The CTCSS and DTCS tones provide quiet stand-by while waiting for a matched tone signal.
S-meter squelch releases the AF mute, when only signals stronger than the pre-set S-meter level are received.
Pocket beep function alerts you with a beep sound when a matched tone signal is received.

DSP Capability
With the optional DSP unit, UT-106, you can add a noise reduction function, which improves the S/N ratio. Also, the automatic notch filter automatically cuts beat interference. These DSP functions pull out desired signals from noise, and provide superior receive quality.

Other Noise Reduction Functions:
IF filter selection
IF shift function (SSB/CW mode only)
Noise blanker (SSB/CW/AM mode only). Eliminates pulse type noise such as engine ignition noise.
20dB RF attenuator (approx., below 1300MHz)
AFC function (Auto Frequency Control). Automatically compensates for frequency drift in FM mode and keys the receiver tuned to the centre frequency of the tuned station. (BW: 6KHz or 15KHz).
AGC function. Fast/slow setting is possible.
PC Requirements
Microsoft® Windows® XP/2000/ME/98SE
Intel Pentium® III 450MHz or faster (Pentium® 4 recommended)
Hard disk with minimum 50 MB of free disk space
Minimum 128 MB of memory (256Mb or more recommended)
USB 1.1

CD-ROM or DVD drive is required for software installation
Mouse or other compatible pointing device is required
USB audio dropouts or gaps may occur, because of a lack of PC power.
Additional hard disk space is required for recording sound or storing scope data.

Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Pentium® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

IC-R1500 Additional Features
DTMF tone decoder
Duplex operation
Recording function. Allows you to store received audio on the PC in WAV format
Tuned bandpass filters for VHF/UHF bands
1000 memory channels can be stored
When connected to a PC, all IC-PCR1500 functions are available.

  • 0.01 to 3299.999MHz wideband coverage with SSB, CW, AM, FM, WFM modes
  • User selectable interface - PC or remote control
  • Same functions as IC-PCR1500 when connected to a PC
  • Multi-channel monitor function
  • High speed scanning of up to 60 channels per second
  • VSC, CTCSS and DTCS tone squelch
  • Two types of bandscope
  • Optional UT-106 DSP unit
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • CP-12L
    Cigarette lighter cable with noise filter (Right Angle Plug)
  • OPC-1156
    Controller extension cable (3.5m)
  • OPC-254/L
    DC Power lead with fuse
  • OPC-441
    Speaker extension cable
  • SP-10
    Mobile extension speaker (5W 4OHM)
  • UT-106
    DSP unit
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