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The Icom IC-7800 is clearly one the most advanced amateur radio ever developed. It utilizes four separate 32-bit floating point DSP chips, has a 7-inch wide TFT display, built in RTTY/PSK31 receive and transmit plus compact flash technology. As impressive as the features are; it is performance that sets this radio apart. By sparing no expense an incredible +40dBm intercept point has been achieved with ultra wide dynamic range. And you enjoy this incredible performance in two fully independent receiver circuits controlled on the left side of the radio. There is even a separate preamp and mixer for the 6 meter band. The rear panel features four primary antenna inputs [SO-239] plus provisions for receive antenna A and B. And nothing is sacrificed on the transmit side. The newly designed push-pull MOSFET amplifiers work with a 48 V DC, providing a powerful 200 watts of output at full duty cycle with low IMD in all bands. A 120 V AC switching power supply is built-in. The supplied accessories include: rack mounting ears, compact flash [64 Mb] and various plugs (mic not supplied).

This radio covers the HF ham bands plus 6 meters (receive from 30 kHz - 60 MHz). The high resolution 7 inch TFT color LCD display provides more operating information than you've ever had before, including a spectrum scope. And Icom really stands behind this radio with a limited two year factory warranty.

Important Upgrade Note: Icom has produced an important upgrade for the IC-7800. They have added a 3 kHz roofing filter. Ver. 2.0 is displayed at the lower right corner of the display when the radio is first switched on during the boot up sequence if it has the 3kHz roofing upgrade.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  6m  10m 
Frequency stability
Tuning steps


0.03-60 MHz
AM   FM   CW   SSB   RTTY   PSK31/63  
SSB/CW/RTTY (2.4 kHz BW, 10 dB S/N)
0.1-1.79 MHz: 0.5 µV
1.6-30 MHz: 0.16 µV
50-54 MHz: 0.13 µV
AM (6 kHz BW, 10 dB S/N)
0.1-30 MHz: 2 µV
50-54 MHz: 1 µV
FM (15 kHz BW, 12 dB SINAD)
28-30 MHz: 0.5 µV
50-54 MHz: 0.32 µV
SSB/RTTY (2.4 kHz BW)
2.4 kHz (-3 dB), 3.6 kHz (-60 dB)
CW (500 Hz BW)
500 Hz (-3 dB), 700 Hz (-60 dB)
AM (6 kHz BW)
6 kHz (-3 dB), 15 kHz (-60 dB)
FM (15 kHz BW)
Receiver system
Image rejection
Better than 70 dB
Audio output


10-160 m + WARC / 6 m
AM   FM   CW   SSB   RTTY   PSK31/63  
5-200 W (AM: 5-50 W) 100% duty cycle!


50 Ω


Power requirements
Mains 85-265 VAC
Current drain RX
Max 210 VA
Max 800 VA


Dimensions (w×h×d)
424 × 150 × 420 mm (16.69 × 5.91 × 16.54 in)
25.00 kg (55.2 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Between 2003 and 200x

Other features

Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
4×32 bit DSP's. Built-in RTTY/PSK31 encoder/decoder. Built-in auto-AT. 7" color TFT with VGA output. Twin RX Spectrum scope. Digital voice recorder RS-232C. Built-in voice synthesizer Compact Flash card for storing personal settings.
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
IC-7800 self destructs 12 years ago by k4vud

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the ICOM IC-7800 is around:

  • EUR 3148.00
  • USD 2007.00 ~ USD 1.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2021 EUR 3200.00 Used / Mint Henry
2011 USD 9.00 New / Mint k4vud
2010 USD 12499.95 New / Good HRO

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