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VHF/UHF Commercial Repeater Series
The IC-FR5100/IC-FR6100 VHF/UHF commercial digital/analogue repeater series is the first Icom IDAS 6.25kHz digital capable repeater. It increases existing 12.5kHz channel capacity and offers an easy way for organisations to migrate from analogue to digital in a cost-effective, efficient way.
Two versions available
Two repeaters make up this new series of Digital/analogue repeaters. The series is divided into the IC-FR5100 for VHF and the IC-F6100 for UHF
Digital/analogue mixed mode operation
The IDAS radio (including repeater) can receive both analogue mode and digital mode signals on a single channel. You can partially introduce the IDAS digital radios while using the existing analogue radios in a system. The IDAS system allows you to scale migration to narrowband digital at your own pace while running your existing analogue system, a cost-efficient way to obtain the next generation in two-way radio technology.
The IDAS system utilises 6.25kHz narrow channel spacing, which when in a 12.5kHz channel, doubles the channel efficiency and capacity. One channel can be used for voice and one for data communication configuration.
The IDAS radio uses the AMBE+2™ codec providing crisp and clear communication and simultaneous data communication.
The IDAS system allows you to call individual or group users. The talk group ID shows group ID, unit ID or alias name on the display while receiving* a message. * This function is similar to the analogue mode PTT ID function, however, the IDAS radio can keep sending ID information during voice transmission, so the receiving IDAS radio can decode the ID even when breaking into a conversation. (Late entry is possible)
The IDAS system allows you 4800 bps* data communication. You can send a data message or GPS position data without an external data modem. *Error correction, control data, etc, will reduce the number of bits available for actual data communication.
The IDAS system provides secure communication using a 15-bit key (about 32,000 keys) encryption.
The RAN code provides a digital code for accessing the IDAS repeater or digital code squelch function.
25W, 50W versions, high duty cycle operation
Employing an effective cooling fan and high-performance power amplifier, the IC-FR5100/FR6100 provides a stable 50W at 50% duty operation. The IC-FR5100/FR6100 provides a 25W output at 100% duty operation.
The IC-FR5100 series has a rack mount bracket and handles for installation in an industry standard 19-inch rack. A 2U height configuration allows you to stack multiple units in a rack.
The IC-FR5100 series has an internal space for installing another RF unit, the optional UR-FR5000 series. Two RF modules can be installed in the chassis reducing installation space, while the RF modules can be programmed and operated independently.
The IC-FR5100 series detects multiple CTCSS, DTCS tone and digital RAN (Radio Access Number) code on a channel (up to 16 tones/codes on a table) and downlinks (transmits) the received signal with a specified tone. This function is useful for sharing a channel with multiple groups and provides quiet stand-by while using other groups.
When a pre-programmed 5-tone signal is received, the IC-FR5100 series starts and/or finishes repeater operation (downlinking).
A dot matrix LCD is employed for the function display. Up to 12 characters can be displayed. There are 5 programmable buttons on the front panel allowing you to use the repeater as a base station.
The IC-FR5100 series has 32 memory channels. Each memory channel stores a 12-character channel name, digital/analogue channel spacing, repeater/base operation etc, as well as frequency setting.
The IC-FR5100 series has a built-in inversion type* voice scrambler. The optional UT-109R/UT-110R* is available, when a more secure voice scrambler system is required. * The inversion type voice scrambler and UT-109R/UT-110R voice scrambler is for analogue mode only.
Own CW ID code or callsign can be sent at pre-programmed intervals. The ID code can be used for identifying the repeater. * Analogue mode transmission only. • Audio compander reduces background noise • Wide frequency coverage (136–174MHz, 400–470MHz and 450–520MHz) • High-frequency stability (±0.5ppm) • PTT priority setting (Local mic, External PTT or Repeater operation) • Low voltage alert
IC-FR5100/FR6100 Additional Features
- Status call/request
- Radio check
- Call alert
- Remote radio stun/kill/revive
- Emergency call
- Call log
- Remote radio monitor … Remotely turns on the PTT and transmits anything the microphone hears for a pre-programmed time period.
- Data call … send and receive a data communication
- Simultaneous data call … Send and receive data such as GPS position information with a voice transmission
- Audio compander reduces background noise
- Wide frequency coverage (136–174MHz, 400–470MHz and 450–520MHz)
- High-frequency stability (±0.5ppm)
- PTT priority setting (Local mic, External PTT or Repeater operation)
- Low voltage alert