Front mounted loud speaker
The IC-718 has a speaker mounted on the front panel.
With the speaker facing the operator, audio sounds can
be clearly heard without impediment during operation.
It is no longer necessary to manually increase the volume
to try and capture audio sounds.
The IC-718 has 0.03-29.999999 MHz* general coverage
receive capability. A 4-element system is employed for
the 1st receive mixer, providing superior receive IMD,
especially from in-band near-by interfering signals.
A well-designed double-conversion system to help minimize
image and spurious responses for better signal fidelity,
is also built-in. A newly designed PLL circuit has been
adopted to improve C/N ratio characteristics. The combination
of the 4-element system mixer and new PLL circuit allows
superior basic performance as that of a commercial grade
*Guaranteed range: 0.5-29.999999 MHz
includes the following to give you superior receiver
quality in your shack, vehicle or during DX'pedition:
Pulls desired AF signals from noise. Outstanding S/N
ratio is achieved, providing clean audio in SSB, AM
This automatically minimizes beat signals and heterodynes
while preserving the receive signal. Also, the notch
frequency is automatically adjusted to follow interfering
beat signals - for example, reducing interference from
RTTY signals during SSB operation.
rejection - IF shift
To reject interference, the IC-718 has an IF shift function
which shifts the center frequency of the IF passband
electronically to reduce adjacent interference.
This feature compresses microphone audio input to increase
average audio output level. The result is, that talk
power is increased. The compression level is adjustable
for your preference. This function is effective for
long distance communication, or when propagation conditions
RF gain control is combined with the squelch control.
The RF gain adjusts minimum response receiver gain,
and ignores signals weaker than the pre-set level providing
pleasant stand-by, or scanning.
An electronic keyer with a variable dot/dash ratio (2.8:1
to 4.8:1) control is built-in. By simply connecting
a paddle, easy CW operation can be made. The CW pitch
and the key speed are also variable from 300-900 Hz,
6-60 wpm, respectively. Of course, full break-in capability
is available with the adjustable break-in delay.
A VOX (Voice operated transmission) is included with
the IC-718. It provides handsfree operation by detecting
audio signals from the microphone. It' s easy! Flexible
Flexible Filter Selection
An optional IF filter can be installed into the transceiver
to suit your operating preference.
When the optional CR-338 HIGH STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT
is installed, you get a very high frequency stability
of ±0.5 ppm.
Either the optional antenna tuner unit, AT-180 or AH-4
can be used with the IC-718 to suit your installing
conditions, or operating style. Of course, the AH-4
control circuit is built into the IC-718.
The IC-718 is equipped with a minimum number of switches
and controls for superior feature selectability. The
10-key pad on the front panel for entering directly
an operating frequency, or a memory channel number.
The auto tuning steps function helps quick tuning is
activate when turning the dial quickly. And the band
stacking register is very convenient when changing operating
Built-in multi functional digital S/RF meter indicates
signal strength level while receiving, and either transmit
output power, ALC level or VSWR ratio while transmitting.
A clear, electronically-generated voice announces operating
frequency, mode and receiving signal strength level
when the optional voice synthesizer unit, UT-102, is
USB, LSB, CW, RTTY(FSK) and AM modes are built-in
Level adjustable noise blanker
RF attenuator and Pre-amplifier
Variety of scanning function types
Total 101 memory channels are available
Hand microphone is supplied, and more...
- Dimensions: 9 7/16
(W), 3 3/4 (H), 9 13/32 (D), 8.5 lb
- HF all band Amateur
- USB, LSB, CW, RTTY
(FSK) and AM are built in
- Simple operation
- One Touch Band Switching
- Direct Frequency Input
via 10 Button Keypad
- Auto Tuning Steps (TS).
- Easy to Use Front Panel
- Front Mounted Loud
- IF Shift
- Microphone Compressor
- RF Gain Control
- Adjustable Noise Blanker
- RF Attenuator and Preamp
- Total of 101 Memory
- Ample CW Features
- Built-in keyer with
- VOX (Voice Operated
- Flexible Filter Selection
- Digital S/RF Meter
- High Frequency Stability
- Optional Voice Synthesizer
- CI-V Interface Capability
With Optional CT-17
- Hand Mic included