Multi-Function D-STAR Dual Bander
with Color Display and Bluetooth®

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Multi-Function Dual Band D-STAR Transceiver

Longer Distance Communication Through the D-STAR Network

The ID-52A is a VHF/UHF dual bander with D-STAR and FM dual mode functions. The ID-52A supports conventional FM communications as well as D-STAR simplex, repeater, regional, and worldwide calls over the D-STAR Internet gateway. With the ID-52A, you can call a friend in another city, or even internationally through D-STAR repeaters, with digital clear audio. In addition, the ID-52A can send digital voice with data, text messages, GPS location information and pictures.

D-STAR System Introduction
Find the D-STAR system introduction and features from here.

Picture Sharing Functions

Share pictures with other users and see received pictures on the color display. Pictures taken on a smart device can be wirelessly transferred to the ID-52A through Bluetooth® technology.

DR (D-STAR Repeater) Function

The DR (D-STAR Repeater) expanded function makes D-STAR and FM repeater communication simple. Combined with the GPS function, you can make selection of a local repeater available with a couple of button pushes based on your location. Additionally, the DR mode supports reflector linking controls.

Terminal Mode and Access Point Mode*

Connect the ID-52A to the Internet through a Windows® PC or an Android™ device. The Internet gateway (using Terminal mode and Access Point mode) enables you to access the D-STAR repeater network, even from areas where no D-STAR repeater is directly accessible through radio waves.

・Terminal and Access Point modes are compatible with Icom RS-RP3 Gateway Software. If your D-STAR repeater is running G1 or G2 software, please contact your local Icom Distributor to upgrade software. ・ You need an Internet connection with an IPv4 Global IP address. If you use a cellular system, you need an IPv4 Global IP address assigned to your Android™ device. ・ The RS-MS3W optional software is required to be installed in the PC (Download from Icom website). The RS-MS3A optional application software is required to be installed in the Android™ device (Download from Google Play™). USB cable is required. Type-A: User supplied. Type-C: OPC-2418. micro-B: OPC-2417.

Advanced Functions and Operations with Vivid Color Display

2.3″ Large Color Display

The ID-52A is equipped with a color display. The display size is increased to 2.3 inches, 320 × 280 pixels (1.7 inches for the ID-51A) to achieve excellent viewability. The display background color is selectable from black and white.

Bluetooth® Enabled Features

The optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset enables hands-free wireless operation. In addition to the PTT and volume up/down buttons, the VS-3 has 3 programmable buttons that can be assigned functions to improve operability and mobility.

You can easily connect to a smart device through Bluetooth®. The Remote Control Software, RS-MS1A for Android™ device or RS-MS1I for iOS™device can  wirelessly control the ID-52A to change operating frequencies and other settings.

Handy Radio First! Waterfall Display

The waterfall display shows not only the existence of signals but also the changes of signal level in chronological order. You will have an overview of the band conditions in more detail, including busy frequencies currently used, or open frequencies not used. The band scope mode is selectable from center mode, Fixed mode and Fixed scroll mode.

V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch Including DV/DV Mode

The Dualwatch function monitors the VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF and VHF/UHF bands simultaneously*. You can quickly respond to a call from the Main and Sub bands.Two DV signals can be decoded at the same time.

 AM/AM mode Dualwatch is not possible. AM signals can be received on only the Main VFO (A band).

VHF/UHF Airband and FM Broadcast Receiver

Airband reception is expanded from VHF to UHF Military airband (225 to 374.995 MHz). FM broadcast stations can be listened to while using the dualwatch function.

Integrated GPS/GLONASS Receiver

D-PRS mode is supported by the internal GPS receiver for sending your location and showing received station location, distance, and direction from your current location. In addition to your location, the ID-52A displays your current Grid Square information.The GPS position data can be used for Position Auto Reply, Near Repeater Search, and GPS log functions.

microSD Card Slot

You can store QSO Recording, TX Voice Memory, pictures, QSOs and GPS log data. Firmware upgrades, Repeater lists and other personal settings onto a microSD card (up to 32 GB). This can be uploaded into the ID-52A radio.

Micro USB Connector

The ID-52A has a Multi-function USB port as well as USB host function, for charging the Icom battery packs, PC Programming, read/write contents to the microSD card, Terminal/Access Point mode support, as well as CI-V control as well as audio.

IPX7 Waterproof and Tough Construction

With Icom’s pioneering IPX7 waterproofing and pro-grade construction, the ID-52A is perfect for your shack or operating in harsh outdoor environments.

Other Features

  • 750 mW loud audio output power
  • Improved heat dissipation efficiency for stable operation
  • DV fast data mode uses data in place of voice frames
  • QSO log in CSV data format
  • Accessories for the ID-51A/ID-31A such as battery packs and microphones can be used
  • DV/FM near repeater search function
  • Voice recorder function
  • External DC power jack
  • Weather channel receive

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