ICOM IC-FR6000 D-Star Digital Repeater

.Dual mode, Double Channels..IDAS  digital/ analog FM..IDAS Trunking(With UC-FR5000).Two RF modules in one unit(option).50W output/25W full duty..5 Tone, DTMF, CTCSS, DTCS.2U height, rackmount.32ch memory, dot-matrix LCD.

DAS bridges the gap between analog and digital systems

IDAS is Icom's digital land mobile radio system using the NXDN™ common air interface. It has useful calling features including selective calling, status message, radio stun/kill/revive and GPS position reporting, etc. The IDAS system is ideal for business and industry users who may want to migrate to a digital system or to the future FCC mandated narrow band spacing.

IDAS™ multi-site conventional systemsICOM IC-FR6000 D-Star Digital Repeater

Multi-site conventional systems are possible with IDAS LINQ. Choose from the following configurations:LINQREPEAT, LINQREPEAT+, LINQVOTE, and LINQVOTE+. 
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MultiTrunkICOM IC-FR6000 D-Star Digital Repeater

IDAS mult-site trunking capable! Add a UC-FR5000 and CF-FR5000MT card and multiple IDAS trunking sites can be interconnected to create a large roaming coverage area using IP.
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MultiTrunk Benefits:

  • Scalable from 1 channel to 30 channels per site, up to 16 sites
  • Effective operations with all channels used to transmit voice or data payload, priority monitoring for emergency interrupt, and polite roaming while conversations are occurring
  • All the features of a digital radios, like text, GPS and group/individual calls available in multi-site trunking
  • Best value on the market for a multi-site trunking system

ICOM IC-FR6000 D-Star Digital RepeaterDouble your channel capacity

IDAS doubles the capacity of the current 12.5kHz channel allocation. Icom allows you to meet any narrow banding requirements today, and provides a solution to any future spectrum deficiencies.

Digital/analog mixed mode operation

The IC-FR5000 series can receive both analog and digital signals on a single channel. You can partially introduce the IDAS system, while using the existing analog radios in a system. The IDAS system allows you to scale migration to narrow band digital at your own pace and need.

Improved audio quality

The IDAS system occupies only 6.25kHz spacing per channel. With the improved sensitivity of narrow band communications, increased communication greater than 12.5kHz analog mode can be achieved. The IDAS system uses the AMBE+2™ codec, which provides clear audio and simultaneous data communication.

Network interface*

The IDAS repeater has a network interface* and can be connected to a LAN or the Internet via Ethernet cable. Communication range is vastly extended by the Internet connection and eliminates the need for expensive leased lines. When connected to a PC via a LAN or the Internet, you can remotely maintain the repeater configuration remotely from your PC.
* Option (Available in the future)

Digital trunking capability*

The repeater will also have digital trunking capability in the near future. This will allow you further effective channel management by sharing a minimum of channels with a large number of users.
* Some features are planned and released in the future.

19-inch rack mount 2U height low profile design

The IC-FR5000 series uses only 2U height. This low profile configuration allows you to stack multiple units in an industry standard 19-inch rack and provides great space efficiency.

ICOM IC-FR6000 D-Star Digital RepeaterTwo RF channel modules in one unit

Two RF modules* can be installed in a chassis to reduce installation space, while the RF modules can be programmed and operated independently. LEDs on the front panel show both channel conditions. 
* Optional UR-FR5000/UR-FR6000 required.

50W output at 50% duty cycle, 
25W 100% duty cycle operation

Employing a high stability ±0.5ppm oscillator and high performance power amplifier, the IC-FR5000 series provides a reliable 100% duty cycle operation at 25W output. When operated at the high power setting of 50W, the repeater operates with a 50% duty cycle.

Multiple CTCSS, DTCS tone and RAN code decode

The IC-FR5000 series decodes multiple CTCSS and DTCS as well as digital RAN (Radio Access Number) codes on a per channel basis (up to 16 tones/codes) and downlinks the received signal with a specified tone/code. This function is useful for sharing a channel with multiple groups and provides quiet stand-by while using other groups.

Superior receiver performance

The IC-FR5000 series has class leading receiver performance of selectivity and intermodulation rejection. It improves the quality of the repeater service even under congested band conditions.

D-SUB 25-pin accessory connector

The IC-FR5000 series has a programmable D-SUB 25-pin accessory connector for connecting various trunking controllers or external remote control devices. Also, modulation/ demodulation signals can be input/ output from the D-SUB connector.

Voice scrambler

The built-in inversion type* voice scrambler provides secure conversation as stadard. When a more secure system is required, the 32 coded non-rolling type voice scrambler UT-109R* and 1020 code rolling type UT-110R* are available as an option. In IDAS digital mode, a 15-bit encryption key provides over 32,000 scrambling codes.
*These voice scramblers (inversion type, UT-109R and UT-110R) are available with analog mode only.

Built-in audio compander*

The built-in audio compander improves the signal to noise ratio and provide clear audio.
*Analog mode only.

Other features

  • PTT priority setting (Local Mic., external PTT or repeater operation)
  • Built-in inversion type voice scrambler and optional voice scrambler UT-109R or UT-110R*
  • 5-Tone and DTMF encoder/decoder* and CW ID transmitter
  • Analog wide/narrow (12.5/25kHz) channel spacing programmable*
  • Normal and priority scan
  • Convenient key assign stickers supplied
  • Beat cancel capability
  • Low voltage alert*
  • Quick and easy programming from a PC 
    * For analog mode only

Offers an integrated system

Take advantage of Icom’s integrated design that offers a value for IDAS system. The IC-F3161D and IC-F5061D series are designed for the IDAS system. Following digital features are available.

  • Selective call, group call and talk group ID
  • Status call/request
  • Radio check
  • Radio stun/kill/revive
  • Data call
  • Digital voice encryption
  • Emergency call
  • Call alert
  • Call log

ICOM IC-FR6000 D-Star Digital Repeater

Frequency coverage136-174 MHz 
400-470 MHz, 450-520 MHz
Number of channelsMax. 32 channels
Channel spacing6.25/12.5/25 kHz
7.5/15.0/30 kHz
PLL channel step2.5, 3.125 kHz
Frequency stability±0.5ppm
Operating temperature range-30°C to +60°C
-22°F to +140°F
Power supply voltage13.6V DC

Current drain (at 13.6 V DC)

Max. audio

400mA (FAN, LCD backlight off)

Antenna impedance50Ω (Type-N × 2)
Dimensions (W×H×D)483 × 88 × 260 mm 
19132 × 31532 × 1014 in
Weight5.6 kg; 12.3lb (approx.)
Output power50W (adjustable to 5W)
25W at 100% duty cycle
Max. frequency deviation±5.0 kHz/±2.5 kHz (wide/narrow)
Spurious emissions80dB typ.
Adjacent channel power73/67dB typ. (wide/narrow)
FM Hum and noise50/45dB typ. (wide/narrow)
Audio harmonic distortion1% typ. (40% deviation)
Microphone impedance 600Ω (8-pin modular)
FM (W/N)

0.30µV typ. (at 12dB SINAD)
0.25µV typ. (at 5% BER)
Spurious response90dB
Intermodulation rejection ratio78dB
Hum and noise ratio50/45dB (wide/narrow)
Audio output power4.0 W typ. at 5% distortion with a 4 ohm load
External speaker connector 2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (18″)/4Ω

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

Icom makes rugged products that have been tested to and pased the following MIL-STD requirements and strict environmental standards.

StandardMIL 810F
High Temperature501.4I, II
Low Temperature502.4-3I, II

Also meets equivalent MIL-STD-810-C, -D and -E.

Measurements made in accordance with TIA-603 (for Analog FM). All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • DC power cable
  • Handle kits
  • Key assign stickers

Rear View

ICOM IC-FR6000 D-Star Digital Repeater