APCO P25 Digital Radio System

What is P25?

P25 is a standard for the manufacturing of interoperable digital two-way wireless communications products. Sometimes also known as Project 25 or APCO P25, this is a user-driven standard. It is not an industry-driven or Federal government-driven standard.

P25 allows for improved communications within and between agencies, especially emergency service providers. Such intra- and inter-operability is necessary for coordinating efficient and timely responses in our post-911 world.

  • More choices and affordability
  • User-friendly
  • Digital and analog
  • Improved radio spectrum efficiency
  • P25 is a North American standard
  • AES and DES encryption

The ICOM IC-F70D, F80D series is APCO Project 25 (P25) compliant.

IC-F70 (VHF), IC-F80 (UHF) analog/digital 2way

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IC-F70 - 5 watts VHF (136-174 MHz) or
IC-F80 - 4 watts UHF (380-450 MHz) or
IC-F80 - 4 watts UHF (400-470 MHz) or
IC-F80 - 4 watts UHF (450-512 MHz)

Includes radio, antenna, BP-253 7.4v 1650 mAh long-life Li-Ion battery, BC-119N desktop rapid rate charger, belt clip, programming and two-year warranty.

Dimensions: 5 31/32" H x 2 5/16" W x 1 21/32" D
Weight: 14.1 oz. w/BP-253 1650 mAh Lithium-Ion battery


The radio comes with the BP-253 1650 mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack as standard and the BC-119N desktop rapid charger and adapter. Lithium-Ion is the newest battery chemistry in two-way radios. They are not sensitive to "memory burn" like other batteries, they last longer between charges and are very light weight.

The 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery provides around 8 hours of operating time between charges.

The optional 2900 mAh Li-Ion battery provides around 14 hours of operating time between charges.


The radio is approved to the following:
  • low pressure (high altitude) storage and operation,
  • low temperature and high temperature storage and operation,
  • temperature shock,
  • solar radiation,
  • blowing and dripping rain,
  • salt fog,
  • humidity,
  • blowing dust,
  • vibration and shock (drop).
  • Dust protection and water jet resistance equivalent to IP54.


Can receive both analog and digital signals on a single channel allowing you to gradually introduce digital radios to your analog radio system. Cost efficient way to obtain the next generation in two way radio technology while protecting your current system investment. Meets the new FCC narrow band requirements effective the end of December 2012 and goes beyond to 6.25 kHz "very narrowband" channel spacing.

IDAS Digital Mode Operation

  • 6.25 kHz channel spacing
  • Block decode
  • PTT ID
  • Radio check (RX)
  • Call alert (RX)
  • Emergency (TX)
  • GPS (TX only with HM-171GP)
  • Individual/Group call (TX)
  • RAN (Radio Access Number)
  • Stun/kill/revive (RX)
  • Remote monitor (RX)
  • Digital voice scrambler
TX: Transmit, RX: Receive

Digital Two-Way Radio Pricing Options:

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36 month equipment lease with $1 buy-out* available

*$1 purchase option at end of a 36 month equipment lease. Application required. A minimum $1,000 order is required to lease. An equipment lease application is subject to final credit approval. Notification of acceptance usually takes 1 or 2 business days.

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