Icom ID-52A

| abril 14, 2021

Icom Incorporated Model: ID-52A

icom id-52a. Description: VHF/UHF Digital transceiver

FCC ID: AFJ386700 IC: 202D-386700 To FCC Part 15.121 And IC RSS-215 Issue 2 (June 2009)

The applicant has been cautioned as to the following


15.21 – Information to user

The user’s manual or instruction manual for an intentional radiator shall caution the user that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

15.27(a) – Special Accessories

Equipment marketed to a consumer must be capable of complying with the necessary regulations in the configuration in which the equipment is marketed.

Where special accessories such as shielded cables and/or special connectors are required to enable an unintentional or intentional radiator to comply with the emission limits in the part, the equipment must be marketed with, i.e. shipped and sold with, those special accessories. However, in lieu of shipping or packaging the special accessories with the unintentional or intentional radiator, the responsible party may employ other methods of ensuring that the special accessories are provided to the consumer without an additional charge.

Information detailing any alternative method used to supply the special accessories for a grant of equipment authorization or retained in the verification records, as appropriate.

The party responsible for the equipment, as detailed in §2.909 of this chapter, shall ensure that these special accessories are provided with the equipment. The instruction manual for such devices shall include appropriate instructions on the first page of text concerned with the installation of the device that these special accessories must be used with the device. It is the responsibility of the user to use the needed special accessories supplied with the equipment.

icom id-52a EUT Description

Description: VHF/UHF Digital tranciever Serial Number: 0000505

Additional Information:

Device under test is a VHF/UHF digital transceiver with the scanning receiver that works in the following range:

  • 88-108 MHz, FM mode.
  • 108-174 MHz Am and FM mode.
  • 225-479 MHz, FM mode.

Device works Both with a Li-ion battery that comes with a rapid charger and AC/DC power adapter. It has an external BNC antenna connector with a 50 Ohms impedance.

The transmitter is used for amateur radio service per Part 97 and is exempt from FCC certification.

As stated at one of the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) websites for Part 97, the FCC (OET) equipment authorization program does not generally apply to amateur radio service station transmitters.

The scanning receiver was tested to comply with part47 CFR 15.109, 15.111, and 15.121.

This scanning receiver upper operating range is up to 479 MHz and is not capable of scanning in the Part 22 Cellular Radiotelephone Service band per 15.121(a)(1). Therefor this scanning receiver meets the requirements of section 15.121 (b) by design since it cannot receive any signals above 479 MHz.

Unit contains a pre certified Bluetooth ( FCC ID: VIYHRM1016, IC: 7305A-HRM1016) and GPS radios. Bluetooth radio is put on off mode and GPS position Fix is on manual.

EUT Operation during Tests

Unit is powered with 7.4V Li-ion battery and an AC/DC power adapter. It is tested with both power Li-ion battery on rapid charger and with AC adapter.

The external antenna is connected for radiated measurement and terminated to spectrum analyzer for conducted measurements.


Qty Description Manufacturer Model
1 AC Charger ICOM BC-167SA
1 AC battery charger ICOM BC-123SA
1 DC Li-ion rapid charger ICOM BC-202
1 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ICOM BP-307

Test Results Summary





Test Name Pass, Fail, N/A Comments



RSS 215 5.1 RSS Gen 7.4 Conducted Spurious Emissions Pass
15.109 RSS 215 5.1 RSS Gen 7.3 Radiated Spurious Emissions Pass
15.107 RSS Gen 7.2 AC Powerline Conducted Emissions Pass
15.121(b) NA Rejection N/A EUT is not capable of operating in the Part 22 Cellular Radiotelephone band



(Unit: MHz)
Version Transmit Receiver Broadcast band
USA 144–148,
(A) 108–174, 225–479*
(B) 137–174, 375–479*
(A) means A band, (B) means B band. Guaranteed range: * 144–148, 440–450 MHz
Type of emission F2D, F3E, F7W
Mode DV, FM, FM-N, WFM*, AM*, AM-N*
(* WFM, AM and AM-N are Rx only)
Number of memory channels 1000 memory channels, 4 call channels, 50 scan edges,
100 skip channels, 500 broadcast stations,
2500 repeaters, 300 call signs and 300 GPS memories
Frequency resolution 5, 6.25, 8.33*, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125 and 200 kHz
* Selectable depending on the operating band.
Operating temperature range –20℃ to +60℃ ; –4°F to +140°F
Frequency stability ±2.5 ppm (–20℃ to +60℃ on the basis of 25℃)
Antenna impedance 50 Ω (SMA)
Power supply
Battery pack 7.4 V DC (with BP-272),
7.2 V DC (with BP-307)
Alkaline cells 5.5 V DC (with BP-273)
External DC 10–16 V DC
Current drain
(at 7.4 V DC)
Tx High Less than 2.5 A
Rx AF Max. Less than 450 mA (DV),
Less than 400 mA (FM, FM-N) (Internal SP, 8 Ω)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(projections not included)

61.1 × 121.6 × 29.7 mm ; 2.4 × 4.8 × 1.2 in (main unit)

61.1 × 121.6 × 34.8 mm ; 2.4 × 4.8 × 1.4 in (with BP-272)

Weight (approx.) 330 g ; 11.6 oz (with BP-272 & antenna)


Modulation system DV GMSK reactance modulation
FM, FM-N FM reactance modulation
Output power (at 7.4 V DC) 5 W, 2.5 W, 1.0 W, 0.5 W, 0.1 W
(High, Mid, Low2, Low1, S-low)
Spurious emissions Less than –60 dBc (High, Mid),
Less than –13 dBm (Low2, Low1, S-low)
Max. frequency deviation ±5.0/2.5 kHz (FM/FM-N)
Ext. Mic impedance 2.2 kΩ


Sensitivity DV Less than 0.2 μV (at 1% BER)
FM, FM-N Less than 0.18 μV (at 12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity More than 50 dB (DV, FM-N), More than 55 dB (FM)
Spurious rejection More than 60 dB
Audio output power Internal SP More than 750 mW (8 Ω load)
External SP More than 200 mW (8 Ω load)
Receiver sensitivity (Except amateur bands.)
Frequency range
(Unit: MHz)
(10 dB S/N)
BC band 88.000–108.000 Less than 1 μV (WFM)
A band 108.000-136.991 Less than 1 μV
137.000-142.000 Less than 0.18 μV Less than 1 μV
142.005-148.000 Less than 0.18 μV
148.005-174.000 Less than 0.32 μV
225.000-259.995 Less than 0.56 μV Less than 1.8 μV*
260.000-354.995 Less than 0.32 μV Less than 1 μV*
355.000-374.995 Less than 0.5 μV Less than 1.8 μV*
375.000-399.995 Less than 0.5 μV
400.000–479.000 Less than 0.32 μV
B band 137.000-148.000 Less than 0.18 μV
148.005-174.000 Less than 0.32 μV
375.000-399.995 Less than 0.5 μV
400.000-479.000 Less than 0.32 μV

*AM-N mode cannot be received from 225 to 374.995 MHz.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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