HF Transceiver IC-F8101

HF Transceiver IC-F8101Rock Solid Basics:

ALE (Automatic Link Establishment)
ALE is a system that automatically selects the most suitable channel and establishes a communication link. ALE provides interoperability with other 2G ALE manufactures compliant with the FED-STD-1045A ALE standard. ALE individual call, net call, sounding and AMD (Automatic message display) are available.

Selcall (Selective Calling)
The IC-F8101 provides CCIR493 based 4/6 digit open standards Selcalls, commonly used in HF network and calls based on the 4/6 digit scheme used in the Icom IC-F7000. Selcall types: selective calling, phone call, message call, position call, status call, emergency call and channel test call. Stun command remotely disables radio operation.

Compact and Durable
The IC-F8101 has a durable, enclosed structure securely sealed from intrusion
by all potential elements, and is a visibly compact package. The IC-F8101 and the CFU-F8100 cooling fan unit has been tested to MIL-STD-810-G and IP54 ratings. Also,
connection cables and connectors are IP54 water resistant.

125W* of Powerful RF Output
A full 125W* output power at full duty cycle voice mode operation is possible with the fanless design. A 25% duty cycle operation is possible in the data mode (Maximum 5 minutes of continuous transmission). When used with the CFU-F8100 optional external cooling fan unit, the IC-F8101 ensures full duty cycle data and voice mode operations for absolute reliability during long continuous transmit cycles, or for operation in hot climates. * 100W for Australia versions.

A Benchmark for Ease and Convenience:

User Friendly Operation
The IC-F8101 is designed for simple, straight forward operation. The Administrator/User access feature limits the functions that can be accessed by the user. The Administrator can enter the operating frequency and assign memory channels from the front panel or the remote control microphone. The following functions can be assigned to the [I], [II], and [III] function buttons: Main menu, Manager menu, Set mode, Selcall address list, RX history, and TX history.

Clear Talk Function
The clear talk function separates signals from noise using the DSP, and gives you clearer audio at the touch of a button.

Mute Functions
The IC-F8101 has 3 types of mute functions: call squelch, S-meter squelch and voice squelch. The call squelch function opens the squelch only when receiving a Selcall or ALE call sent intentionally to this station, and provides quiet standby.

Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
The latest DSP technology improves both the transmitter and receiver performance. The digital IF filter provides flexible filter settings for narrow band signals.

BITE (Built-in Test Equipment) Function
You can check the transceiver’s condition by using the BITE capability. Auto, logic, receiver, and transmitter are selectable.

Frequency coverage Receive: 0.5–29.9999MHz,
Transmit: 1.6–29.9999MHz
Type of emission J3E, A3E (RX only) (Australia versions)
J3E, A3E, A1A, F1B, J2B (Export/USA versions)
Number of channels 500 channels
Number of addresses Selcall 500 channels, ALE 500 channels
Operating temperature –30°C to +60°C; –22°F to +140°F
Frequency stability ±0.3ppm (at –30°C to +60°C)
Power supply requirement 13.8V DC Negative ground
10.8–15.6V (Australia versions)
11.73–15.87V (Export/USA versions)
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SO-239)
Current drain Receive - Less than 3A (Max. audio),
1.0A (Stand-by)
Transmit - Less than 28A (Maximum output)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
174×62×259 mm; 6.85×2.44×10.2 in
(Controller attached type)
Weight (approx.) 3.9kg; 8.6lb (Controller attached type)


Current drain (at 13.8V DC):