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ICOM F8101 Enhanced v33

ICOM F8101 Enhanced v33


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Price Includes:

  • ICOM F8101 HF Transceiver Radio (1.6–29.9999 MHz TX&RX)
  • Microphone
  • External speaker
  • DC power cable
  • Spare fuses (ATC 30 A)
  • Microphone hanger kit
  • Rubber feet


Powerful professional HF in a compact package

Communication can be a difficult challenge when working in a remote area, and the more isolated you are, the tougher it can be. With the Icom F8101 HF Mobile Transceiver, over-the-horizon contacts are a whole lot easier!

The F8101 is designed specifically for long distance radio communications. It operates on HF frequencies from 500kHz to 29.9999MHz and transmits with up to 125W PEP (Peak envelope Power). The F8101 supports SSB, AM, CW and Data operating modes and includes the latest Digital Signal Processor (DSP) technology for improvement in both transmitter and receiver performance. The Clear Talk function utilizes DSP to separate the noise from signals for clearer audio.

When infrastructure is limited or nonexistent, Icom’s F8101 compact, rugged, built to MIL-STD-810-G and water resistant (IP54) radio, is the perfect solution.

Output power: 125W
Frequencies: 0.5-29.9999MHz
Addresses: 500 Selcall; 500 ALE

ALE (Automatic Link Establishment)

The built-in ALE system automatically selects the best channel and establishes a communication link. ALE provides interoperability with other 2G ALE radios using MIL-STD-188-141B and FED-STD-1045A ALE standards. ALE individual call, net call, sounding, AMD (Automatic Message Display) and LQA (Link Quality Analysis) polling are available.

Selcall (Selective Calling)

The F8101 provides CCIR493-4 based 4-digit and 6-digit open standards Selcall, widely used in HF networks and HF calling systems. Supported Selcall functions include: selective calling, phone call, message call, position call, status call, emergency call and channel test call. For security, the owner password enabled stun feature can remotely disable the radio operation and the radio can be GPS tracked.

User-Friendly Operation

The F8101 is designed for simple, straightforward operation. The Administrator/User feature can limit the functions that are accessed by the User. The Administrator can enter the operating frequency and assign memory channels from the front panel or the remote control microphone.

The following functions can be assigned to the [I], [II], and [III] soft key buttons: Main menu, Manager menu, Set mode, Selcall address list, RX history, and TX history.

User friendly operation
Function button menus are shown at the bottom of the display.

External Speaker Included:


Additional Features

  • Optional cooling fan for full duty cycle in data and voice mode operations
  • BITE (built-in test equipment) function
  • Clear talk using DSP
  • Mute functions
  • GPS receiver connection
  • USB port for PC connection
  • ±0.3ppm frequency stability (–30˚C to +60˚C)
  • PTT tune function automatically starts tuning when the PTT button is pushed.
  • TX Power protection (PA unit high temperature, high SWR, low battery)
  • Display mode: SWR, voltage, clock, GPS position, direction and elevation
  • FCC part 90 compliant

IC-F8101 rear panel view


Frequency coverage Receive: 0.5–29.9999MHz,
Transmit: 1.6–29.9999MHz
Type of emission USB, LSB, AM, CW, FSK, PSK31
Number of channels 500 channels
Number of addresses Selcall 500 channels, ALE 500 channels
Operating temperature –30°C to +60°C; –22°F to +140°F
Frequency stability ±0.3ppm (at –30°C to +60°C)
Power supply requirement 13.8V DC Negative ground 11.73–15.87V
Antenna impedance 50Ω (SO-239)
Current drain

Less than 3A (Max. audio), 1.0A (Stand-by)
Less than 28A (Maximum output)
(W×H×D)(Projections not included)
174×62×259 mm; 6.85×2.44×10.2 in (Controller attached type)
Weight (approx.) 3.9kg; 8.6lb (Controller attached type)
Output power

125, 50, 10W PEP (typical)
30, 12.5, 3W (typical)
75, 50, 10W PEP (typical)
Spurious emissions 64dB typical below PEP
Carrier suppression 50dB below PEP
Unwanted sideband

55dB below PEP
65dB below PEP
3rd IMD 25dB below PEP
Duty cycle
Normal conversation
Data mode
All modes with CFU-F8100

(at 14.1MHz, 25°C)
100% (at –30°C to +60°C)
25%* (at –30°C to +30°C)
100% (at –30°C to +45°C)
*Maximum 5 minute continuous transmission.
Sensitivity (at 10dB S/N)
J3E (Pre-amp. ON)
Squelch sensitivity
J3E (at 13.5MHz)
A3E (at 1.000MHz)
Less than +20dBμV
Less than +30dBμV
Less than +90dBμV
Less than +110dBμV


Spurious response More than 70dB
Audio output power 4.0W at 10% distortion with a 4Ω load
Clarifier ±200Hz

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications & IP Rating

Tested on the F8101, CFU-F8100 and MB-126.

Standard MIL 810 G
Method Proc
Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temp. 501.5 I, II
Low Temp. 502.5 I, II
Temp. Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain 506.5 I, III
Humidity 507.5 II
Salt Fog 509.5
Dust Blowing 510.5 I
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I, IV

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

Tested on the F8101 and CFU-F8100.

Ingress Protection Standard
Dust & Water IP54 (Dust-protection and water resistant)

F8101 Supplied Accessories

  • RF unit
  • Microphone: HM-193
  • Mic hanger kit


  • Model: F8101 33
  • Manufactured by: ICOM

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