The 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.
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.
The DR (D-STAR Repeater) expanded function makes D-STAR and FM repeater communication simple. Combined with the GPS function, you can 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.
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.
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.
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 a smart device through Bluetooth®. The Remote Control Software, RS-MS1A for Android™ device or RS-MS1I for iOS™device can wirelessly control the ID-52A to change operating frequencies and other settings.
The waterfall display shows not only the existence of signals but also the changes of signal level in chronological order. You will have an overview of the band conditions in more detail, including busy frequencies currently used, or open frequencies not used. The band scope mode is selectable from center mode, Fixed mode and Fixed scroll 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Icom’s pioneering IPX7 waterproofing and pro-grade construction, the ID-52A is perfect for your shack or operating in harsh outdoor environments.