VHF/UHF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER USA Version
Multi-Function D-STAR Dual Bander
with Color Display and Bluetooth®
Multi-Function Dual Band D-STAR Transceiver
Longer Distance Communication Through the D-STAR Network
The icom ID-52A is a VHF/UHF dual bander with D-STAR and FM dual mode functions. The ID-52A supports conventional FM communications as well as D-STAR simplex, repeater, regional, and worldwide calls over the D-STAR Internet gateway. With the ID-52A, you can call a friend in another city, or even internationally through D-STAR repeaters, with digital clear audio. In addition, the ID-52A can send digital voice with data, text messages, GPS location information and pictures.
Picture Sharing Functions
Share pictures with other users and see received pictures on the color display. Pictures taken on an Android™ device can be wirelessly transferred to the ID-52A through Bluetooth® technology.
DR (D-STAR Repeater) Function
The DR (D-STAR Repeater) expanded function makes D-STAR and FM repeater communication simple. Combined with the GPS function make selection of a local repeater available with a couple of button pushes based on your location. Additionally, the DR mode supports reflector linking controls.
Terminal Mode and Access Point Mode*
Connect the ID-52A to the Internet through a Windows® PC or an Android™ device. The Internet gateway (using Terminal mode and Access Point mode) enables you to access the D-STAR repeater network, even from areas where no D-STAR repeater is directly accessible through radio waves.
・Terminal and Access Point modes are compatible with Icom RS-RP3 Gateway Software. If your D-STAR repeater is running G1 or G2 software, please contact your local Icom Distributor to upgrade software.
・ You need an Internet connection with an IPv4 Global IP address. If you use a cellular system, you need an IPv4 Global IP address assigned to your Android™ device.
・ The RS-MS3W optional software is required to be installed in the PC (Download from Icom website). The RS-MS3A optional application software is required to be installed in the Android™ device (Download from Google Play™). USB cable is required. Type-A: User supplied. Type-C: OPC-2418. micro-B: OPC-2417.
Advanced Functions and Operations with Vivid Color Display
The ID-52A is equipped with a color display. The display size is increased to 2.3 inches, 320 × 280 pixels (1.7 inches for the ID-51A) to achieve excellent viewability. The display background color is selectable from black and white.
Bluetooth® Enabled Features
The optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset enables hands-free wireless operation. In addition to the PTT and volume up/down buttons, the VS-3 has 3 programmable buttons that can be assigned functions to improve operability and mobility.
You can easily connect to an Android™ device through Bluetooth®. The Android™ device with the RS-MS1A Remote Control Software installed, can wirelessly control the ID-52A to change operating frequencies and other settings.
V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch Including DV/DV Mode
The Dualwatch function monitors the VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF and VHF/UHF bands simultaneously*. You can quickly respond to a call from the Main and Sub bands.Two DV signals can be decoded at the same time.
AM/AM mode Dualwatch is not possible. AM signals can be received on only the Main VFO (A band).
VHF/UHF Airband and FM Broadcast Receiver
Airband reception is expanded from VHF to UHF Military airband (225 to 374.995 MHz). FM broadcast stations can be listened to while using the dualwatch function.
Integrated GPS/GLONASS Receiver
D-PRS mode is supported by the internal GPS receiver for sending your location and showing received station location, distance, and direction from your current location. In addition to your location, the ID-52A displays your current Grid Square information.The GPS position data can be used for Position Auto Reply, Near Repeater Search, and GPS log functions.
microSD Card Slot
You can store QSO Recording, TX Voice Memory, pictures, QSOs and GPS log data. Firmware upgrades, Repeater lists and other personal settings onto a microSD card (up to 32 GB). This can be uploaded into the ID-52A radio.
Micro USB Connector
The ID-52A has a Multi-function USB port as well as USB host function, for charging the Icom battery packs, PC Programming, read/write contents to the microSD card, Terminal/Access Point mode support, as well as CI-V control as well as audio.
IPX7 Waterproof and Tough Construction
With Icom’s pioneering IPX7 waterproofing and pro-grade construction, the ID-52A is perfect for your shack or operating in harsh outdoor environments.
Icom ID-52A Other Features
- 750 mW loud audio output power
- Improved heat dissipation efficiency for stable operation
- DV fast data mode uses data in place of voice frames
- QSO log in CSV data format
- Accessories for the ID-51A/ID-31A such as battery packs and microphones can be used
- DV/FM near repeater search function
- Voice recorder function
- External DC power jack
- Weather channel receive
Icom ID-52A Specifications
|(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)|
|Battery pack||7.4 V DC (with BP-271, BP-272),|
7.2 V DC (with BP-307)
|Alkaline cells||5.5 V DC (with BP-273)|
|External DC||10–16 V DC|
(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)
(projections not included)
|61.1 × 121.6 × 29.7 mm ; 2.4 × 4.8 × 1.2 in|
|Weight (approx.)||295 g ; 10.4 oz (with BP-271 & 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.)|
|FM/FM-N/WFM （12 dB SINAD）||AM/AM-N|
（10 dB S/N）
|BC band||88.000–108.000||Less than 1 μV (WFM)||ー|
|A band||108.000－136.991||ー||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||ー|
|148.005－174.000||Less than 0.32 μV||ー|
|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||ー|
|400.000–479.000||Less than 0.32 μV||ー|
|B band||137.000－148.000||Less than 0.18 μV||ー|
|148.005－174.000||Less than 0.32 μV||ー|
|375.000－399.995||Less than 0.5 μV||ー|
|400.000－479.000||Less than 0.32 μV||ー|
*AM-N mode cannot be received from 225 to 374.995 MHz.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Battery pack, BP-271
- Wall charger, BC-167SA
- Antenna, FA-S270C
- Belt clip, MB-127
- Hand strap
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on the transceiver version.
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Firmware / Software
|Type||Model Name||Version||Last Update|
|USB Driver||IC-705/ID-52A/ID-52E||Version 1.11||2020.11.20|