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IC-U220 - Mobile UHF Radio


Quick Specs:
Mobile UHF Transceiver
RX/TX: see detailed specifications
Output power: 25 W
Modes: FM
Receiver sensitivity: 0.2 µV (FM, 12 dB SINAD)
CTCSS standard
DTCS  optional (see detailed specifications)


Detailed Specifications


  • Frequency Coverage:
    IC-U220: 450~470 MHz
    IC-U220-1: 410~430 MHz
    IC-U220-3: 470~490 MHz
    IC-U220-4: 490~512 MHz
    IC-U220-5: 400~420 MHz
    *Ask your Icom Dealer for the permitted frequency range in your area.
  • Maximum frequency separation: 20 MHz (except for IC-220-4: 22 MHz)
  • Mode: FM (16K0F3E)
  • Number of channels: Up to 18
  • Channel spacing: 25 kHz
  • Antenna impedance: 50 ohms (unbalanced)
  • Power Supply Requirement: 13.8 V DC ±15% (negative ground)
  • Current drain (at 13.8 V DC):
    Transmit (high [25 W]): 7.0 A
    Transmit (low [5 W]): 4.0 A
    Receive (squelched): 500 mA
    Receive (max. audio output): 1.1 A
  • Usable Temperature Range: -30°C to +60°C; -22°F to +140°F
  • Frequency stability: ±0.0005% (-30°C ~ +60°C)
  • Dimensions (projections not included): 140(W) x 40(H) x 160(D) mm; 5.5(W) x 1.6(H) x 6.3(D) in
  • Weight: 1.0 kg; 2.2 lb


  • Output power:
    High: 25 W
    Low: 5 W
  • Max. frequency deviation: ±5.0 kHz
  • Spurious emissions: -75 dB
  • Harmonic emissions: -75 dB
  • Noise and hum: -50 dB


  • Sensitivity (for 12 dB SINAD): 0.2 µV
  • Squelch sensitivity (threshold): 0.2 µV
  • Adjacent channel selectivity: -80 dB (typical)
  • Intermodulation rejection: -75 dB (typical)
  • Spurious response rejection: -85 dB
  • Noise and hum: -50 dB
  • Audio output power: 4 W with a 4 ohms load.

IC-U220 Options

Icom offers a variety of options to suit many different operating environments. Some versions cannot use all the options listed below since type approval for the IC-U220 varies between countries. Ask your Icom dealer which options are available.
  • EM-65 HAND MICROPHONE: Same type as supplied with the IC-U220.
  • EM-69 HAND MICROPHONE: Stream-lined microphone with a DTMF keyboard. Equipped with 14 DTMF code channels for auto dialing. Up to a 22-digit telephone number can be memorized into each DTMF code channel.
  • SP-5 EXTERNAL SPEAKER: Can be easily installed in any part of your vehicle. The same type as supplied with the IC-V100. Input impedance: 4 ohms. Max. input power: 5 W
  • SP-10 EXTERNAL SPEAKER: Compact and easy-to-install. Input impedance: 4 ohms. Max. input power: 5 W
  • OPC-044B DC POWER CABLE: Same type as supplied with the IC-U220.
  • UT-64 DTCS ENCODER/DECODER UNIT: Ensures advanced, quiet selective calling and quiet standby with a 3-digit code. Up to 177 codes are programmable.
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