Icom ID-52

Icom ID-52

Has been approved by FCC

Icom ID-52 Apology and Notice of Production Delay

Thank you for your continued patronage of Icom products.

By the way, regarding the 144 / 430MHz dual band 5W digital transceiver “ID-52” released in October 2020, there is a delay in the supply of parts from external partner companies, and the additional production is significantly delayed. .. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers and retailers who are waiting for ID-52.

We will inform you about the timing of resuming production as soon as it is confirmed.

We are doing our utmost to resume production as soon as possible, and we appreciate your understanding.

2020.11.19 – Copyright © Icom Japan Inc.

Icom releases the ID-52A/E Amateur Handheld Transceiver with Color Display and Bluetooth® Communication

Icom ID-52Icom Incorporated (Headquarters: Hirano, Osaka, Japan/President: Masataka Harima) releases the ID-52A/E*, VHF/UHF dual band digital transceiver that supports D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio).

ID-52A is the USA version

ID-52E is the European version

The ID-52A/E is equipped with a color display. The display size is increased to 2.3 inches (1.7 inches for the ID-51A/E), and a transflective display is used to achieve excellent visibility, even in bright sunlight.

The transceiver also supports Bluetooth® communication as standard. Wirelessly connect to Android™ devices with ST-4001A/ST-4001I Picture Utility Software and RS-MS1A Remote Control Software installed, the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset is also available, for hands-free operation.

And the following features are enhanced from the previous ID-51A/E models. Simultaneous reception in V/V, U/U, V/U as well as DV/DV. Air band reception is expanded from VHF to UHF (225 to 374.995 MHz).

The new model can be charged via micro USB connector. Audio output is significantly increased from 400 mW to 750 mW. The latest function of D-STAR enables you to send, receive and view saved photos on an installed microSD card using only the ID-52A/E.

In addition to the above, the ID-52A/E has a variety of attractive features such as the DR function with easy set-up, built-in GPS receiver, micro SD card slot, IPX7* waterproof construction, and Terminal/Access Point modes. The ID-52A/E is a product that leads the amateur radio digital communications with enriched features that satisfy any users, from beginners to even heavy users who want to fully enjoy D-STAR.
* 1m depth of water for 30 minutes.


  • 2.3″ large transflective color display that is easy to see outdoors
  • Bluetooth® communication as standard
  • Simultaneous reception in V/V, U/U, V/U and DV/DV
  • Enriched D-STAR® features including the terminal mode/access point mode
  • UHF (225~374.995MHz) air band reception
  • Significantly increased audio output power to 750 mW (400 mW for ID-51 series)
  • Accessories for the ID-51A/E such as battery packs and microphones can be used
Product name/Model nameAmateur Radio 144/430MHz Dual Band Digital Transceiver ID-52
price59,800 yen + tax
Release dateSeptember 2020
Annual sales plan3000 units (domestic), 7,000 units (overseas)

Icom, Icom Inc. and the Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom Incorporated (Japan) in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and/or other countries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Icom Inc. is under license. Android is a registered trademark or a trademark of Google LLC.

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Icom ID-52 FCC Certification


Certification Issued Under the Authority of the Federal Communications Commission

By: Compliance Testing, LLC

  • Date of Grant: 12/14/2020
  • Application Dated: 12/11/2020

ICOM Incorporated 1-1-32 Kamiminami Hirano-ku Osaka, 547-0003 Japan



EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION is hereby issued to the named GRANTEE, and is VALID ONLY for the equipment identified hereon for use under the Commission’s Rules and Regulations listed below.

  • Name of Grantee: ICOM Incorporated
  • Equipment Class: Scanning Receiver
  • Notes: Scanning Receiver


Grant Notes    

FCC Rule PartsFrequency
Range (MHZ)
15B108.0  –  174.0
15B225.0  –  479.0
15B88.0  –  108.0

Grants authorize equipment for operation at approved frequencies and sale within the USA.

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