Icom Compact Digital Two Way Radio - IC-F52D

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A New Legacy: Slimmer, Smaller and Infinitely Better

The IC-F52D series is a next generation IDAS™ handheld radio. It not only inherits technical design advantages from the IC-F3400D series, but also offers state-of-the-art improvements, while applying size and usability from the hugely popular IC-F50V/IC-F50 series analog models. The IC-F52D series is a true mixture of legacy and modern technology in one of the most compact packages available today.

Small, light and feature packed

Multiple operating modes

  • Analog FM
  • NXDN™/dPMR™ conventional
  • Upgradable to NXDN™ Type-D trunking
  • Upgradable to dPMR™ Mode 3 trunking*

Full dot-matrix display, rotary channel and volume knob for simple every-day operation

Built-in Bluetooth®, voice recording, active noise cancelling functions

Motion/stationary detection, man down and lone worker functions

OTAP (Over-the-Air Programming) function easily reconfigures in-the-field radios


Intelligent battery management helps to extend the battery life

General Features

  • 136–174, 350–400, 400–470, 450–512, 450–520 MHz versions
  • 512 CH / 128 Zones
  • 14 character dot-matrix display with status icons
  • Improved user interface
  • Programmable functions and menu items in a language other than English(For example French, Spanish, German, Russian and Turkish)
  • Backlit LCD and buttons
  • Continuous rotary knob and ON/OFF volume knob
  • 1300 mW loud and intelligible internal speaker audio
  • MIL-STD-810 G shock, vibration, temperature and more
  • IP67/66/55/54 waterproof & dust-tight protection
  • 29 mm (1.1 inch) slim dimensions (with BP-290 battery pack)
  • Intelligent battery information
  • License key upgrade (trunking)

Operating Mode

  • NXDN or dPMR mode 1/2 conventional
  • NXDN or dPMR multi-site conventional over IP network
  • NXDN type-D single/multi-site trunking** License key (ISL-UGMTR) required
  • dPMR mode 3 trunking** License key (ISL-UGMD3) required. Not available in all regions.
  • 12.5 kHz digital mode (NXDN conventional)
  • Analog mode
  • Analog/digital mixed operation

Digital Functions (Voice and Data)

  • AMBE+2™ vocoder
  • Over-the-Air Programming (OTAP) function** OTAP manager (CS-OTPM1) required
  • Over-the-Air Alias (OAA) sends own name with a call
  • Over-the-Air Update (OTAU) changes the repeater channel data and site code over the air (NXDN type-D trunking)
  • Direct mode communication
  • Individual, group and all call
  • Late entry for group call
  • Status call and polling
  • Short data messages
  • Call alert (NXDN)
  • GPS position data (Optional HM-233GP required)
  • Transparent data mode

Analog Functions

  • CTCSS and DTCS tone
  • 2-Tone and 5-Tone
  • MDC functions (Depending on version)
  • BIIS 1200 (MSK)
  • LTR™ trunking (Depending on version)
  • DTMF autodial

Security and Safety

  • Digital voice scrambler (Low level encryption)
  • Analog voice scrambler (Inversion)
  • Power ON password
  • Tactical group temporarily reconfigures user talkgroups
  • Radio stun/revive/kill
  • Remote monitor (NXDN)/Ambience listening (dPMR)
  • Emergency key for emergency call
  • Man down function
  • Lone worker function
  • Motion/stationary detection

Scan Functions

  • Priority scan
  • Voting scan for site roaming

Voice/Audio Functions

  • Voice announcement (Channel number and zone)
  • VOX function for hands-free operation
  • Voice recording/playback (Up to 8 minutes)
  • TX/RX active noise canceller
  • TX/RX audio equalizer
  • Audio compander (Analog mode)


  • Programmable vibration alert
  • Built-in Bluetooth® for wireless audio and data
  • Variety of optional audio accessories including speaker-microphones, headsets and earphones
  • Optional HM-233GP GPS speaker-microphone
  • 14-pin accessory connector
  • Wireless radio programming over Bluetooth®





Frequency coverage*
(* Depending on version)
136–174 MHz (NXDN Version)
350–400, 400–470,
450–512, 450–520 MHz

(dPMR Version)
400–470 MHz
Number of channels 512 channels /128 zones
Type of emission*
(* Depending on version)
(NXDN Version)
16K0F3E*, 14K0F3E,
11K0F3E, 8K50F3E,
8K30F1E/D, 4K00F1E/D

(dPMR Version)
16K0F3E*, 14K0F3E,
8K50F3E, 4K00F1E/D

* 25 kHz bandwidth is no longer available for FCC Part 90
licensees for USA versions.
Power supply requirement 7.5 V DC nominal
Current drain (approx.) Tx 1.8 A
Rx 500 mA /170 mA
(Max. audio (internal SP)/Standby)
Antenna impedance 50 Ω
Operating temperature range −30 °C to +60 °C;
−22 °F to +140 °F
(Radio specifications)
(W × H × D;
Projections not included)
56 × 91.5 × 29 mm; 2.2 × 3.6 × 1.1 in
(With BP-290)
Weight (approx.) 125 g; 4.4 oz (main unit)
230 g; 8.1 oz (BP-290, MBB-3)





Output power (Hi, L2, L1) 5 W, 2 W, 1 W
Frequency stability ±1.0 ppm
Spurious emissions 80 dB typ. (USA)
0.25 μW (≤ 1 GHz), 1.0 μW (> 1 GHz) (EUR)
FM Hum and noise 57 dB typ. (@25 kHz),
55 dB typ. (@12.5 kHz)
57 dB typ. (@25 kHz),
56 dB typ. (@12.5 kHz)
Audio harmonic distortion 0.4% typ. (AF 1 kHz 40% deviation)
FSK error 1% typ. (@DVN, DN)





Sensitivity Analog
(12 dB SINAD)
0.23 μV typ.
(20 dB SINAD)
−4.0 dBμV emf typ.
(@25 kHz),
−1.4 dBμV emf typ.
(@12.5 kHz)
−4.0 dBμV emf typ.
(@25 kHz),
−1.1 dBμV emf typ.
(@12.5 kHz)
(1% BER)
−5.0 dBμV emf typ.
(0.28 μV typ. ) (@DVN),
−3.0 dBμV emf typ.
(0.35 μV typ. ) (@DN)
−4.0 dBμV emf typ.
(0.32 μV typ. ) (@DVN),
−3.0 dBμV emf typ.
(0.35 μV typ. ) (@DN)
Analog 79 dB typ. (@25/20 kHz),
77 dB typ. (@12.5 kHz)
76 dB typ. (@25/20 kHz),
73 dB typ. (@12.5 kHz)
Digital 70 dB typ. (@DVN),
72 dB typ. (@DN)
66 dB typ. (@DVN),
68 dB typ. (@DN)
Spurious response rejection 76 dB typ. 78 dB typ.
Intermodulation rejection Analog 76 dB typ. (USA)
68 dB typ. (EUR)
74 dB typ. (USA)
68 dB typ. (EUR)
Digital 73 dBμV emf typ. (@DVN)/−40 dBm typ. (@DN)
Audio output power Internal SP 1300 mW typ. (at 5% distortion, 8 Ω load)
External SP 1000 mW typ. (at 5% distortion, 8 Ω load)

Applicable U.S. Military Specifications


MIL-810 G



Low Pressure 500.5 I, II
High Temperature 501.5 I, II
Low Temperature 502.5 I, II
Temperature Shock 503.5 I-C
Solar Radiation 505.5 I
Rain Blowing/Drip 506.5 I, III
Humidity 507.5 II
Salt Fog 509.5
Dust Blowing 510.5 I
Immersion 512.5 I
Vibration 514.6 I
Shock 516.6 I, IV

Applicable IP Rating

Ingress Protection Standard
Dust & Water IP67/66/55/54

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