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Yaesu CT-166 Cloning Cable, for FTM-400DR/FTM-100DR
Yaesu CT-166 Cloning Cable, for FTM-400DR/FTM-100DR
-IC-R6 Communications Receiver
-IC-R6 Communications Receiver

Wideband Signal "Search Machine"

The power of listening to the world in the palm of your hand is possible with the compact R6! Whether you are listening to a shortwave station, the local airport approach or ground communications, or simply scanning the various frequency ranges, the R6 offers the most frequency coverage for under $200.

RX frequencies:



  1300 with 22 memory banks


  Cellular frequencies blocked or unblocked


  Blocked version available in black, blue or red

Wideband coverage

While the R6 receives an ultra wideband frequency range, the radio provides superior sensitivity and receiver characteristics, which are insusceptible to interference. Amateur stations, AM, FM, short wave broadcasts, TV audio* and a variety of utility communications can be caught and listened to.
*Frequency range depends on version. Analog TV audio only. Cannot decode digital TV audio.

Scanning functions

With 1300 alphanumeric memory channels, 50 scan edges and 200 auto write memories, the R6 gives you flexible scanning. Use the bank link scan feature to choose from and connect any of the 22 memory banks.

The R6 can scan* 100 channels per second high speed. This superior scanning power allows the utmost efficiency when searching over 1300MHz of spectrum!
VFO mode scanning

Voice squelch control

The VSC opens the squelch only when a modulated signal is detected and ignores unmodulated beat noise. It is a handy feature for those listeners who are scanning for talk, news and music, but not data bursts or beacons.

Create your own software

Did you know that the R6 is computer controllable? The R6 features open source control commands that allow users to write their own software. Even more, software developers can build their own R6 interface!

Find out how you can program your IC-R6 now!

Other Features

  • Built-in audio low pass filter
  • 1.0ppm high frequency stability (at 25C)
  • Earphone cord antenna for AM broadcast
  • Ferrite bar antenna for AM broadcast
  • 150mW loud audio with internal speaker
  • DTCS and CTCSS tone squelch and reverse tone squelch
  • Priority watch function with priority beep function
  • Auto power OFF (0.5-2 hours and end of busy signal)
  • Compact, dip-resistant construction
  • Duplex operation monitoring
  • Automatic LCD backlight
  • Dial speed acceleration
  • Built-in RF attenuator
  • Auto memory write scan stores the detected frequency, mode and tone into a specified memory
  • Reversible up/down buttons and dial knob for volume, frequency, memory channel, scan direction and set mode settings
  • Weather channel receive with weather alert



Frequency coverage

0.100 - 1309.995* MHz

0.10029.995, 50.251.2, 87.5107.995,
144146, 430440, 12401300 MHz

*Cellular blocked on blocked version

Mode AM, FM, WFM
Number of memory channels 1300 regular, 50 scan edges and 200 auto memory write
Usable temperature range -10C to +60C
+14F to +140F
Frequency stability 1.0ppm (25C)
Tuning steps 5, 6.25, 8.33*, 9*, 10, 12.5, 15,
20, 25, 30, 50,100, 125, 200 kHz
* Selectable depending on operating bands.
Battery requirement 2R6 (AA) size Ni-MH or Alkaline cells
External power supply 4.5V DC rated (4.5-6.3V with BC-196SA/SD, CP-18A/E)
Current drain
Rated audio
Power save
(at 3.0v DC; typical)
130 mA (Ext. SP, backlight off)
65 mA
30 mA (1:4 duty)
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SMA)
(projections not included)

58(W) 86(H) 29.8(D) mm

2932(W) 338(H) 1116(D) in

Weight 200 g; 7.1 oz
Intermediate frequencies
266.7MHz, 19.65 MHz, 450 kHz
266.7 MHz, 19.95 MHz, 750 kHz

Sensitivity (except spurious points):

  (at 12dB SINAD)
   (at 12dB SINAD)

  (at 10dB S/N)

1.625 - 4.995 MHz
5.000 - 29.995 MHz
30.000 - 117.995 MHz
118.000 - 246.995 MHz
247.000 - 469.995 MHz
470.000 - 832.995 MHz
833.000 - 1029.995 MHz
1030.000 - 1309.995 MHz
76.000 - 108.000 MHz
175.000 - 221.995 MHz
470.000 - 770.000 MHz
0.495 - 4.995 MHz
175.000 - 221.995 MHz
470.000 - 770.000 MHz
0.495 - 4.995 MHz
5.000 - 29.995 MHz
118.000 - 136.000 MHz
222.000 - 246.995 MHz
247.000 - 329.995 MHz
0.32 V
0.25 V
0.18 V
0.18 μV
0.18 V
0.32 V
0.28 V
0.35 V
1.1 V
1.1 V
1.8 V)
1.3 V
0.71 V
1.0 V
1.3 V
0.89 V
0.63 V
0.63 V
0.79 V
More than 12 kHz/9dB
Less than 30 kHz/60dB
More than 150 kHz/6dB

AF output power (at 3.0V DC)
Internal speaker (16Ω load)
External speaker (8Ω load)

More than 150mW

External SP connector 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (18″) /8Ω

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and passed the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

Standard MIL 810 F
Method Proc
Low Pressure 500.4 I, II
High Temp. 501.4 I, II
Low Temp. 502.4 I, II
Temp. Shock 503.4 I
Solar Radiation 505.4 I
Humidity 507.4
Vibration 514.5 I
Shock 516.5 I, IV
Ingress Protection Standards    
Water IPX2 (Drip resistant  
Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D and -E.

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied accessories

  • Antenna (FA-S270C)
  •  Belt clip
  • Hand strap
  • Requires 2 AA alkaline batteries

Specify color Black, Red or Blue in Comment field when ordering

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 January, 2018.
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