Category: HF Transceivers
Manufacturer: Icom

Reliable long distance communications

Simple operation with keypad

A minimum of buttons and knobs provide uperior feature selectability. The 10 keypad allows you to enter an operating frequency or a memory channel number directly. VFO mode is available for continuous frequency operation.

General coverage receive

The IC-78 covers 0.03-29.999999MHz* in SSB, CW, RTTY and AM modes. The 1st receiver mixer provides superior receiver sensitivity, rejecting nearby interfering signals.

*Guaranteed range: 0.5–29.999999MHz

Front mounted loud speaker

With the speaker facing the operator, audio sounds can be clearly heard without impediment during operation.

Other features

  • 101 memory channels
  • VOX (Voice Operated Transmission)
  • Digital S/RF meter
  • Band stacking register
  • IF shift interference rejection
  • Squelch/RF gain control
  • Optional automatic antenna tuner, AT-140 available





Frequency range Tx 1.6-29.9999 MHz
(Guaranteed : 0.5-29.9999)
Rx 0.03-29.9999 MHz
Power supply requirement 13.8V DC ±15% (negative ground)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
240×95×239 mm
9.4×3.7×9.4 in
Weight (approx.) 3.8kg; 8.4lb
Current drain (approx.) Transmit (High) 20A typ. at max. power
Max. audio output 2.0A
(at 10dB S/N; 1.8–29.999MHz)
SSB, CW, RTTY 0.16μV
AM 2.0μV typ
Selectivity SSB, CW, RTTY 2.1kHz/-6dB
AM 6.0kHz/-6dB
Audio output powe (10% dist/ 4Ω load) 2.0W (10% dist / 8Ω load)
RF output power (PEP)
(output power differs depending on version)
SSB, CW, RTTY 2-100W
AM 2-35W

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

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