IC-718 | ICOM

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Compact HF transceiver. Double-conversion receiver with frequency range 0.03-30 MHz, transmitter with 100 Watt max output power in 1.8-29.7 MHz ham-band. Simple operation with a minimum number of switches and controls. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2000.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage RX 0.0300 ~ 29.9999 MHz [1]
TX 1.8000 ~ 1.9999 MHz [2]
3.5000 ~ 3.9999 MHz [2]
7.0000 ~ 7.3000 MHz
10.1000 ~ 10.1500 MHz
14.0000 ~ 14.3500 MHz
18.0680 ~ 18.1680 MHz
21.0000 ~ 21.4500 MHz
24.8900 ~ 24.9900 MHz
28.0000 ~ 29.7000 MHz
Modulation mode CW / FSK (RTTY) / LSB / USB / AM
Tuning step 1 / 10 / 100 Hz / 1 / 5 / 9 / 10 / 100 KHz
Receiver :
Sensitivity SSB / CW / RTTY 0.16 uV (1.8~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
SSB [3] 10 dBuV (1.8~3 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0 dBuV (3~30 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
AM 13 uV (0.5~1.8 MHz, 10dB S/N)
2.0 uV (1.8~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
AM [3] 16 dBuV (1.8~3 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
6 dBuV (3~30 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
Selectivity SSB / CW / RTTY > 2.1 KHz (-6dB)
< 4.5 KHz (-60dB)
AM > 6.0 KHz (-6dB)
< 20.0 KHz (-40dB)
RF preamplifier Yes
RF attenuator 20 dB
Image and spurious rejection > 70 dB (1.8~30 MHz)
IF-shift range ± 1.2 KHz (SSB/CW/RTTY)
± 0.25 KHz (CW/RTTY narrow)
CW features Semi break-in / full break-in
Pitch control 300~900 Hz
Reverse mode L/USB
Noise blanker (NB) Yes
RIT variable range ± 1.2 KHz
Frequency stability ± 200Hz max within 60' warm-up
± 30Hz/h max with temperature of 25°C
± 350Hz max with temperature from 0°C to +50°C
Intermediate frequency ...
455 KHz
Squelch sensitivity SSB / CW / RTTY 5.6 uV (threshold)
Transmitter :
Output power SSB / CW / RTTY 2 ~ 100 W
AM 2 ~ 35 W
Spurious emission < -50 dB
Carrier suppression (SSB) > 40 dB
Unwanted sideband suppression (SSB) > 50 dB
Microphone 600Ω
CW features 6~60 wpm Keyer
Features :
Memory 99 regular memories
2 for programmed scan limits
Display 1 Hz frequency resolution
30-segments signal meter bar
Antenna SO239 50Ω connector
Power supply 13.8 VDC external
Power consumption 2.0 A RX, typ
1.3 A RX, squelch on
20 A TX, max power
Audio power 2 W with an 8Ω load
Audio output Jack 6.35 mm headphone
Jack 3.5 mm external speaker
Connections Jack 3.5 mm (CI-V remote control)
Jack 8-pin (microphone )
Jack 3.5 mm (CW keyer)
RCA (ALC)
RCA (send)
Socket 13-pin (accessories)
Socket 4-pin (AH-4 antenna tuner)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from -10°C to +60°C
Dimensions 240 (W) x 95 (H) x 239 (D) mm projections not included
Weight 3.8kg

[1] 0.5 ~ 30 MHz specifications guaranteed
[2] Varies according to version
[3] European versions. 2400 Hz SSB bandwidth, 6.0 KHz AM bandwidth

Description :

The IC-718 has 0.03~30 MHz general coverage receive capability. A 4-element system is employed for the 1° mixer, providing superior receive IMD, especially from in-band near-by interfering signals. A well-designed double conversion system to help minimize image and spurious responses for better signal fidelity, is also built-in. A newly designed PLL circuit has been adopted to improve C/N ratio characteristics. The IC-718 is also equipped with a minimum number of switches and controls for superior feature selectability. The 10-key pad on the front panel to directly enter an operating frequency, or a memory channel number. The auto tuning steps function helps quick tuning activates when turning the dial quickly. And the band stacking register is very convenient when changing operating bands.

Optional IF filters :

Filter Mode IF Bandwidth
FL-52A CW / RTTY-N 0.50 KHz (-6dB)
FL-53A CW / RTTY-N 0.25 KHz (-6dB)
FL-257 SSB 3.30 KHz (-6dB)
FL-96 SSB 2.80 KHz (-6dB)
FL-222 SSB-N 1.80 KHz (-6dB)

Rear pannel and connections :

Reference Description
1 Antenna connector SO239
2 DC power socket, pins [+] on right side
3 Tuner control socket for optional AH-4
4 CI-V remote control jack
5 External speaker jack
6 Accessory socket
7 Keyer jack, straight or paddle
8 ALC input RCA for non-ICOM power amplifier
9 Send control RCA for external equipment such as a power amplifier
10 Ground terminal

13-pin accessory socket :

Socket Pin Description Specifications
1 [8 V] Regulated output 8V 8V ± 0.3V, 10 mA max
2 [GND] Ground -
3 [SEND] Input/output pin. Goes to ground when transmitting. When grounded transmits Ground level -0.5 ~ 8V
4 [BDT] Data line for the AT-180 antenna tuner -
5 [BAND] Band voltage output, varies with amateur band 0 ~ 8V
6 [ALC] ALC voltage input -4 ~ 0V
7 [NC] - -
8 [ON] Output when power is on 13.8V, 1 A max
9 [TKEY] Key line for the AT-180 antenna tuner -
10 [FSKK] RTTY keying input Ground level -0.5 ~ 8V
11 [MOD] Modulator input Input level 100mV
12 [AF] AF output, fixed regardless audio volume Output level ~300mV max
13 [SQLS] Squelch output Squelch open <0.3V, closed >6V

Accessories and options :

P/N Description
IC-PW1 / IC-PW1EURO Linear amplifier, 1 KW, HF + 50 MHz
AT-180 Automatic antenna tuner, preset for each 100 KHz
AH-4 Automatic antenna tuner, 120 W, 3.5~30 MHz
PS-126 Power supply, 13.8 V, 25 A
SP-23 External speaker, with 4 audio filters
HM-36 Hand microphone
HM-30 Desktop microphone
HM-50 Desktop microphone, Includes UP / DOWN switches
UT-106 DSP unit, DNR and auto-notch
UT-102 Voice synthesizer
CR-338 High stability crystal unit, ± 0.5 ppm
CT-17 CI-V / RS-232C level converter
OPC-599 Adapter cable for ACC 13-pin socket
MB-23 Carrying handle
MB-118 Mobile mounting bracket

IC-718 price :

We have collected for your convenience the IC-718 ICOM sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
GBP 578,-- 2018-oct New
USD 679,-- 2018-oct New
GBP 449,-- 2018-oct Second Hand

Great condition overall. Comes with microphone, power lead, manual. Original box.

GBP 399,-- 2018-oct Second Hand
GBP 395,-- 2018-sep Second Hand

In Excellent condition. Complete with instruction manual,power lead with filter box, microphone. Original box.

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