ICOM IC-V3500 – 144 MHz FM – 65 W


65 W Powerful RF Output Power

The Icom IC-V3500 is a rugged 2 m mobile transceiver providing powerful 65 W* of output power. Its large heatsink maintains stable output even during continuous transmission.
* Output power differs depending on version and specific regulatory requirements.

Modern White Display and Simple Operation

While the Icom IC-V3500 retains a simple user interface despite additional function updates for an easy to use radio. The white LCD backlight offers a better readability suitable for mobile operation. The bottom of the display indicates the available functions of the front panel buttons directly below the display.

4.5 W Loud and Clear Audio Output

The Icom IC-V3500 provides class-leading 4.5 W loud audio from the built-in speaker. By improving the frequency response of the speaker and increasing opening slit, the voice is clearly audible and easy to hear.

Instant Volume Loud and Mute Functions

You can temporarily change the volume to a preset level with a simple operation. It can be used as a One-touch mute function by preset volume to zero.

Emergency Call and Alert Functions

In the case of an emergency, the emergency call function alternatively sends an emergency beep and hot microphone audio to let the receiver to know that an emergency has occurred. At the same time, an emergency alarm sounds from the IC-V3500 speaker to notify the people around you of your existence and situation.

Countermeasures against Counterfeit Products

The “3D GENUINE Icom label” and “QR Code Genuineness Determi-nation System” are attached for proof of authentication.
Check the Icom website for details

And More…

  • A total of 207 memory channels with 6 character channel name
  • Dynamic bank link scan function scans all memory channels in the selected banks
  • Built-in CTCSS and DTCS encoder/decoder
  • Up to 16 DTMF autodial memory channels
  • Tough construction to pass the MIL-STD 810 G specifications
  • Weather channel receive and weather alert function (USA version only)
  • Free download PC programming software, CS-V3500
  • Auto repeater function (USA version only)
  • Priority watch function
  • Wide/narrow channel setting
  • Power supply voltage display
  • Most of functions are programmable from remote-control microphone
Frequency coverageUSA versionTransmit144–148 MHz 
Receive    136–174 MHz*
TPE Version, KOR VersionTransmit/Receive144–146 MHz
THA VersionTransmit/Receive144–147 MHz
Number of memory channels207 channels (including 1 call and 6 scan edges)
Type of emissionF2D, F3E (FM)
Frequency stability±3 ppm
Power supply requirement13.8 V DC ±15%
Current drain (approximate)Tx 65 W11 A
Rx Max. audio/Stand-by1.5 A/0.4 A
Antenna impedance50 Ω (SO-239)
Operating temperature range–10°C to +60°C; 14°F to +140°F
(W × H × D; Projections not included)
140 × 40 × 118 mm;
5.5 × 1.6 × 4.6 in
Weight (approximate)1.1 kg; 2.4 lb

* Guaranteed range TX/RX: 144–148 MHz. 


Output power (13.8 V DC)USA version65 W, 25 W, 10 W, 5 W
TPE version24 W, 10 W, 5 W
KOR version50 W, 25 W, 10 W, 5 W
THA version60 W, 25 W, 10 W, 5 W
Max. frequency deviation±5.0 kHz/±2.5 kHz (W/N)
Spurious emissionsLess than –60 dBc
Microphone impedance600 Ω (8-pin modular)


Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD)Less than 0.18 μV
SelectivityWideMore than 6 kHz (at 6 dB)
Less than 14 kHz (at 60 dB)
NarrowMore than 3 kHz (at 6 dB)
Less than 9 kHz (at 55 dB)
Spurious responseMore than 60 dB
Audio output power4.5 W typ. (10% dist., 4 Ω load)
Ext. speaker connector2-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8ʺ)/4 Ω

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications

MIL-810 G
Low Pressure500.5I, II
High Temperature501.5I, II
Low Temperature502.5I, II
Temperature Shock503.5I-C
Solar Radiation505.5I
Shock516.6I, IV

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

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures NameSize

Instruction Manual / Guides

NameModel NameNote
Advanced manualIC-V3500


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