Professional communications receiver with 0.005 to 3335MHz coverage and high performance spectrum scope
- 0.005-3335MHz wideband coverage
- +40dBm 3rd order intercept point and 109dB dynamic range*
- Multi-function high performance spectrum scope
- ±0.05ppm high frequency stability
- ±3dB* accuracy of dBµ/dBµ(emf) /dBm meter
*10 to 70dBµ signal between 100kHz to 3335MHz at 25°C
- SSB/CW/AM mode auto tuning function
- Optional P25 digital mode reception
- Professional grade operation, functionality and build
The IC-R9500 covers 0.005?3335MHz in SSB, AM, FM (WFM), CW, FSK and P25* modes. It is suitable for a wide variety of radio monitoring and listening activities.
* Optional UT-122 digital unit is required.
Superb receiver performance
The IC-R9500 achieves amazing performance by using a D-MOS FET array in the 1st mixer (below 30MHz) and an excellent IMD roofing filter. The IC-R9500 has +40dBm IP3 and 109dB dynamic range at 14.1MHz. IP3 performance is +9.8dBm at 50MHz and +6.2dBm at 620MHz (+5dBm (typical) from 30MHz to 3335MHz).
Five roofing filters
The IC-R9500 has 5 independent roofing filters (240, 50, 15, 6 and 3kHz) for improved selectivity. In very crowded RF spectrum conditions, it is extremely important to protect against strong in-band signals. The 3kHz roofing filter provides a 130dB (approx.)* blocking dynamic range.
* At 15MHz reception, with 5kHz separation signals.
The IC-R9500 incorporates two independent, 32-bit floating point DSP units, a dedicated DSP unit for receiver functions and another for the spectrum scope. By using the power of two independent DSP units, the radio can respond to operator changes in an instant.
±0.05ppm high frequency stability
The IC-R9500 uses an OCXO (Oven Control Crystal Oscillator) unit which provides ±0.05ppm frequency stability from 0°C to 50°C. The 10MHz reference frequency can either be supplied to or input from external equipment.
Digital IF filter
The digital IF filter* allows the operator to adjust the filter shape (sharp or soft), filter bandwidth, and center frequency characteristics. The digital twin PBT narrows and shifts the IF passband to efficiently eliminate undesired signals.
* For FM, WFM and P25 mode, the passband width is fixed.
Multi function spectrum scope
Using a dedicated DSP unit improves the dynamic range of the spectrum scope.
The IC-R9500 has four different spectrum modes such as normal/wide and center/fixed width. The normal spectrum scope covers a range from +/-2.5kHz to +/-5MHz, while the wide band spectrum scope* observes up to ±500MHz ±10MHz, ±25MHz, ±50MHz, ±100MHz ±250MHz and ±500MHz selectable). When using the normal spectrum scope, the digital scope's filter width can vary from 200Hz to 20kHz with a variable sweep speed.
The spectrum scope can also be set to use specific scope edges or to center the span on the receiving frequency. The peak search function automatically moves the display marker to the strongest signal on the scope screen. In addition to these features, the scope has 3 levels of attenuation (10dB, 20dB, 30dB).
* While using the wide band scope function, AF output is muted.
- Fixed mode ... the scope screen does not shift when you change the receiving frequency.
- Center mode ... the scope screen shifts as the receiving frequency moves. The receiving frequency is always centered on the scope screen.
- Wide band scope receives up to ± 500MHz.
- Sweep speed/span/ filter width setting
- Peak search function
- Peak hold function
- Mini scope function
7-inch wide color TFT LCD
The large 7-inch wide (800 x 480 pixels) active matrix display delivers quick response time, high resolution and has a wide viewing angle. The multi-function spectrum scope is displayed in vivid color. The background color is selectable from black or blue for your preference. In addition, the IC-R9500 has a VGA connector allowing you to connect an external monitor.
S-meter, dBµ, dBµ(emf) and dBm meter types are selectable in the IC-R9500. The dBµ, dBµ(emf) and dBm meter have ±3dB of accuracy (10 to 70dBµ signal from 100kHz to 3335MHz at 25°C).
The IC-R9500 has the DSP controlled noise blanker that significantly reduces pulse type noise and improves the S/N ratio by removing interfering noise. The noise blanker has two channels with adjustable width and depth parameters. You can use these to target the specific noise interference.
Two-point manual notch filter
The digital manual notch filter has a depth of more than 70dB at two points with adjustable filter width (wide, middle, narrow). This means t