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Icom ID-52E D-Star

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Short Description

VHF/UHF dual band digital transceiver that supports D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio). Multi-Function Dual Band Digital with Colour Display and Bluetooth


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Multi-Function Dual Band Digital Transceiver

Worldwide Communication Through the D-STAR Network

The ID-52E is a VHF/UHF dual band radio with D-STAR and FM dual mode functions. The ID-52E supports conventional FM communications as well as D-STAR simplex, repeater, regional, and worldwide calls over the D-STAR Internet gateway. With the ID-52E, you can call a friend in another city, or even internationally through D-STAR repeaters, with digital clear audio. In addition, the ID-52E can send digital voice with data, text messages, GPS location information and pictures.

Picture Sharing Functions

Share pictures with other users and see received pictures on the colour display. Pictures taken on an Android™ device can be wirelessly transferred to the ID-52E via Bluetooth®.

DR (D-STAR Repeater) Function

DR screen

The expanded DR (D-STAR Repeater) function makes D-STAR and FM repeater communication easier to use. Combined with the GPS function, selection of an available local repeater is available with a couple of button pushes, based on your location. Additionally, DR mode supports reflector linking controls.

Terminal Mode and Access Point Mode*

Connect the ID-52E 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 via radio.

Terminal Mode

Access Point Mode

・ 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.

Advanced Functions and Colour Display

2.3" Large Colour Display

Black background

The ID-52E features a 2.3 inch colour display (320 × 280 pixels) which provides excellent viewability.The display background colour is selectable from black and white.

White background

Bluetooth® Enabled Features

VS-3 Bluetooth® headset

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 three programmable buttons that can be assigned functions to improve operation.

DR setting display example

You can connect to an Android™ device through Bluetooth®. With the Android™ device together with the RS-MS1A Remote Control Software installed, you can wirelessly control the ID-52E to change operating frequencies and other settings.

Text transmission display example

V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch Including DV/DV 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).

VHF/UHF Airband and FM Broadcast Receiver

Broadcast Receiver

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.

Integrated GPS/GLONASS Receiver

GPS position with grid locator

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-52E displays your current Grid Square information. The GPS position data can be used for Position Auto Reply, Near Repeater Search, and GPS log functions.

microSD Card Slot

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 then be uploaded into the ID-52E radio.

Micro USB Connector

The ID-52E 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.

IPX7 Waterproof and Tough Construction

IPX7 waterproofing and pro-grade construction make the ID-52E ideal for operating in harsh outdoor environments.

Other Features

  • 750 mW loud audio output power
  • Improved heat dissipation efficiency for stable operation
  • DV fast data mode uses data in place of voice frames
  • QSO log in CSV data format
  • Accessories for the ID-51E/ID-31E such as battery packs and microphones can be used
  • DV/FM near repeater search function
  • Voice recorder function
  • External DC power jack


(Unit: MHz)
VersionTransmitReceiverBroadcast band
(A) 108–174, 225–479*
(B) 137–174, 375–479*


(A) means A band, (B) means B band. Guaranteed range: * 144–146, 430–440 MHz
Type of emissionF2D, F3E, F7W
ModeDV, FM, FM-N, WFM*, AM*, AM-N*
(* WFM, AM and AM-N are Rx only)
Number of memory channels1000 memory channels, 4 call channels, 50 scan edges,
100 skip channels, 500 broadcast stations,
2500 repeaters, 300 call signs and 300 GPS memories
Frequency resolution5, 6.25, 8.33*, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125 and 200 kHz
* Selectable depending on the operating band.
Operating temperature range–20℃ to +60℃ ; –4°F to +140°F
Frequency stability±2.5 ppm (–20℃ to +60℃ on the basis of 25℃)
Antenna impedance50 Ω (SMA)
Power supply
Battery pack7.4 V DC (with BP-271, BP-272), 7.2 V DC (with BP-307)
Alkaline cells5.5 V DC (with BP-273)
External DC10–16 V DC
Current drain
(at 7.4 V DC)
Tx HighLess than 2.5 A
Rx AF Max.Less than 450 mA (DV),
Less than 400 mA (FM, FM-N) (Internal SP, 8 Ω)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(projections not included)
61.1 × 121.6 × 29.7 mm
Weight (approx.)295 g (with BP-271 & antenna)


Modulation systemDVGMSK reactance modulation,
FM, FM-NFM reactance modulation
Output power (at 7.4 V DC)5 W, 2.5 W, 1.0 W, 0.5 W, 0.1 W
(High, Mid, Low2, Low1, S-low)
Spurious emissionsLess than –60 dBc (High, Mid),
Less than –13 dBm (Low2, Low1, S-low)
Max. frequency deviation±5.0/2.5 kHz (FM/FM-N)
Ext. Mic impedance2.2 kΩ


SensitivityDVLess than 0.2 μV (at 1% BER)
FM, FM-NLess than 0.18 μV (at 12 dB SINAD)
SelectivityMore than 50 dB (DV, FM-N), More than 55 dB (FM)
Spurious rejectionMore than 60 dB
Audio output powerInternal SPMore than 750 mW (8 Ω load)
External SPMore than 200 mW (8 Ω load)
Receiver sensitivity (Except amateur bands.)
Frequency range
(Unit: MHz)
(10 dB S/N)
BC band76.000–108.000Less than 1 μV (WFM)ー  
A band108.000 – 136.991ー  Less than 1 μV
137.000 – 142.000Less than 0.18 μVLess than 1 μV
142.005 – 148.000Less than 0.18 μVー  
148.005 – 174.000Less than 0.32 μVー  
225.000 – 259.995Less than 0.56 μVLess than 1.8 μV*

260.000 – 354.995

Less than 0.32 μVLess than 1 μV*
355.000 – 374.995Less than 0.5 μVLess than 1.8 μV*
375.000 – 399.995Less than 0.5 μVー  
400.000 – 479.000Less than 0.32 μVー  
B band137.000 – 148.000Less than 0.18 μVー 
148.005 – 174.000Less than 0.32 μVー 
375.000 – 399.995Less than 0.5 μVー 
400.000 – 479.000Less than 0.32 μVー 

*AM-N mode cannot be received from 225 to 374.995 MHz.
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery pack, BP-272
  • Wall charger, BC-167SD
  • Antenna, FA-S270C
  • Belt clip, MB-127
  • Hand strap

Additional Information

Additional Information

NameIcom ID-52E D-Star
Warranty3 YEARS
TypeHam Radio
Digital ProtocolD-STAR


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