IC-2730A / E | ICOM
Dual band mobile transceiver with simultaneous receiver on both VHF and UHF. 50 watts of output on both bands. Separate tuning, volume, squelch, as well as basic control buttons for Main/Sub band on each side of the radio. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2014.
Reference market : ham-radio
|Frequency coverage ||RX||
118.0000 ~ 174.0000 MHz
375.0000 ~ 550.0000 MHz
137.0000 ~ 174.0000 MHz 
144.0000 ~ 148.0000 MHz 
144.0000 ~ 146.0000 MHz 
400.0000 ~ 470.0000 MHz 
430.0000 ~ 450.0000 MHz 
430.0000 ~ 440.0000 MHz 
|Modulation mode||AM / FM|
|Tuning step||5 / 6.25 / 8.333  / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 KHz|
|Sensitivity||AM / AM-N||< 1.0 uV (118~137 MHz, 10dB S/N)|
|FM / FM-N||
< 0.32 uV (137~144 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.18 uV (144~148 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.32 uV (148~160 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.56 uV (160~174 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.56 uV (375~400 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.32 uV (400~430 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.18 uV (430~450 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.32 uV (450~500 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
< 0.56 uV (500~550 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
|Selectivity||FM||> 60dB (on adjacent channel)|
|FM-N||> 55dB (on adjacent channel)|
|RF attenuator||Yes, related to the squelch control|
|Image and spurious rejection||
> 60 dB
> 55 dB ("A" band, on UHF)
|Frequency stability||± 2.5 ppm max with temperature from -10°C to +60°C|
38.85 MHz ("A" band)
46.35 MHz ("B" band)
|2°||450 KHz ("A" and "B" bands)|
|Squelch sensitivity||FM||0.13 uV (threshold)|
|Output power||VHF||5 / 15 / 50W |
|UHF||5 / 15 / 50W |
|Spurious emission||< -60dBc|
|Maximum FM deviation||
± 5.0 KHz (FM-wide)
± 2.5 KHz (FM-narrow)
1000 regular memories
50 for programmed scan limits (2 edge x 25 pairs)
2 call channels
sub-kHz frequency resolution
12-segments signal meter bar
|Antenna||SO239 50Ω connector|
|Power supply||13.8 VDC ±15% (negative ground)|
1.8A RX, maximum audio
1.2A RX, squelched
10.5A TX, at 25W
13.0A TX, at maximum power (50W)
|Audio power||2W with an 8Ω load|
|Audio output||2 x Jack 3.5 mm external speaker (SP1 and SP2)|
Jack 8-pin (microphone)
Jack 3.5 mm (cloning through the SP2 jack)
|Mechanical and environmental data :|
|Operating temperature||from -10°C to +60°C|
150 (W) x 40 (H) x 151 (D) mm (main unit)
150 (W) x 50 (H) x 27 (D) mm projections not included (controller)
1200g (main unit)
 Guaranteed 144-148 and 430-450 MHz
 EXP version
 USA version
 EUR version
 Step not selectable, only for AM-Air band
 25W maximum output power for TPE version
The IC-2730A (also IC-2730E) provides VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF simultaneous receive capability as well as VHF/UHF receive. Volume, squelch knobs and primary buttons are symmetrically laid out for each band. This ICOM mobile transceiver is, basically, the ID-5100A counterpart without D-STAR digital mode. The display size of the IC-2730 is 1.5 times larger than its predecessor, the IC-2720H. Frequency display and channel names are larger, and the white backlit provides higher contrast. The optional VS-3 Bluetooth headset can wirelessly control the transceiver with three programmable keys and a PTT button. It also provides VOX operation for hands-free communication.
- Built-in CTCSS and DTCS
The CTCSS and DTCS tones are built-in for stand-by and repeater access. The split tone function allows you to set CTCSS/DTCS tones separately for repeater uplink and downlink on channel basis.
- Wideband receiver
It covers 118-174 and 375-550 MHz. You will be able to listen to aviation, marine, weather channels and other utility communications.
- Memory channel content
All the following information can be entered into the memory channels: Operating frequency, Duplex direction (+ or -) and frequency offset, Memory name, Scan skip setting, Tuning step, Operating mode, Subaudible tone encoder & tone squelch or DTCS squelch ON/OFF, Subaudible tone frequency & tone squelch frequency or DTCS code with polarity, Memory bank.
- Easy controller mounting
The combination of the optional MBF1 suction cup mounting base and MBA5 bracket provides easy tilt / swivel adjustments. The large suction cup can be mounted on any flat surfaces and can be removed easily.
- HM-207 remote control microphone.
- CS-2730 Free download PC programming software.
- Versatile scanning capability.
- Squelch delay and squelch attenuator.
- Sub band auto mute function.
- Sub band busy beep function.
- Auto repeater functions (Depending on the transceiver version).
- Auto power off.
- 16 DTMF auto dial memories.
- Weather channel receive with weather alert (USA version only).
- CI-V remote control capability through the OPC-478UC cable.
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