Powerful Professional HF in a Compact Package

Three types of controller configurations

Three types of controller confi gurations are available to suit almost any application or installation that may be required.

Many More Features

  • Multiple operating modes (SSB, AM, CW and Data mode)*
    (* SSB and AM (RX only) for Australia versions)
  • 500kHz to 29.999MHz general coverage receiver
    (TX: 1.6MHz to 29.999MHz) and VFO mode operation
  • 500 Selcall, 500 ALE address memories
  • ±0.3ppm frequency stability (−30°C to +60°C)
  • RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service) emergency calls*
    (* Australia version only)
  • 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 (USA version)



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Product Description

Controller attached type

Controller attached typeIdeal for standard desktop use or quick set-up at a field station.

Remote control microphone type*

Remote control microphone type Phone-style convenience for mobile operation in all types of modern vehicles.

Detached controller type*

Detached controller type Get the proven ergonomics of a compact head and hand microphone with the separated RF unit.

* For the detached controller and remote control microphone types, an optional separation cable is required. (Purchase separately)

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 IC-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 passwordenabled stun feature can remotely disable the radio operation and the radio can be GPS tracked.

Compact and Durable

IC-F8101 with optional MB-126.
IC-F8101 with optional MB-126.
The IC-F8101 has a durable, enclosed structure securely sealed from the elements, in a stealthy black compact package. The IC-F8101 and the CFU-F8100 cooling fan unit has been tested to MIL-STD-810-G and IP54 ratings. Also, connection cables and connectors are IP54 water resistant.


125W* of Powerful RF Output

With the fanless design, you get 125W* output with full duty cycle operation in voice mode or in data mode a maximum 5 minutes of continuous transmission (25% duty cycle). When used with the CFU-F8100 optional external cooling fan unit, the IC-F8101 provides full duty cycle data and voice mode operations for absolute reliability during long continuous transmit cycles, or for operation in hot climates.
* 100W for Australia versions.

Optional CFU-F8100.
Optional CFU-F8100.
Optional CFU-F8100 fitted to the rear panel.
Optional CFU-F8100 fitted to the rear panel.


BITE (Built-in Test Equipment) Function

You can check the transceiver’s internal condition by using the BITE capability. Auto, logic, receiver, and transmitter are checked.

User Friendly Operation

Function button menus are shown at the bottom of the display
Function button menus are shown
at the bottom of the display
The IC-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.

Clear Talk Function

The clear talk function separates signals from noise using the DSP, and gives you clearer audio at the touch of a button.

Mute Functions

The IC-F8101 has 3 types of mute functions: call squelch, S-meter squelch and syllabic voice squelch. Call squelch opens the squelch only when receiving a Selcall or ALE call sent intentionally to this station and provides quiet standby.

Digital Signal Processor (DSP)

The latest DSP technology improves both the transmitter and receiver performance. The digital IF filter provides flexible filter settings for narrow band signals.

GPS Receiver Connection

Optional UX-248
When connected to the UX-248 optional GPS unit, the IC-F8101 can send current position data to other stations and can be used with a AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) system.

Data Communications

The IC-F8101 has an internal expansion slot for an optional RapidM TC4 HF Data Modem Module*. This provides HF e-mail capability when a PC is attached.
* A third party product.

USB Port for PC Connection

The IC-F8101 can be connected to a PC through a USB port for HF e-mail, CI-V remote control and modulation input.



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