The Icom IC-905 VHF/UHF/SHF Transceiver System

by Adam Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ

**********   Hot News! Icom Japan has unveiled the IC-905 at Tokyo Ham Fair 2022. Click links below.  **********  

IC-905 Control & RF Units (courtesy Icom Inc.)
IC-905 Control & RF Units (courtesy Icom Inc.)

 


The IC-905 VHF/UHF/SHF/microwave transceiver system was unveiled on 20 August 2022 at Tokyo Ham Fair 2022.. The IC-905 covers the following internationally-allocated amateur bands:

Brief description (translated from Hamlife.jp IC-905 issue):

On 20 August 2022, Icom Inc. announced the IC-905 144/430/1200/2400/5600 MHz band all-mode transceiver system at its booth at “Ham Fair 2022”. The IC-905 is positioned as a model which further evolves and commercializes the prototype 2.4/5.6 GHz band transceiver SHF-P1 of the "SHF project which the company has been promoting since last year. The SHF-P1 was unveiled at Dayton Hamvention in May 2022.

The radio supports the following waveforms: SSB/CW/FM/AM/RTTY/D-STAR (DV/DD) and FM ATV (amateur television, i.e. video transmission and reception). Furthermore, by installing an optional head-end unit (CX-10G), it supports the 10 GHz band (10.1/10.4 GHz band), making it a transceiver which will address the wishes of the VHF/UHF and microwave amateur communities.  Price and release date: TBA.

 


Links:

IC-905 Group: https://groups.io/g/ic-905

Icom Japan IC-905 Video:  https://youtu.be/kzGQWmTKNzc In English

Hamlife.jp Special IC-905 Issue In Japanese (click translation bar for English version) (click bar for English version)

JA1BJT Ham Fair video, including IC-905 In Japanese (click translation bar for English version) (English CC available)

Icom UK IC-905 Pre-release PageIn English

Icom Inc. IC-905 Pre-release BrochureIn English


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Last updated: 08/20/2022