The Icom ID-E880 is a compact mobile transceiver for 2m and 70cm. It supports FM, AM (rx only) and DV D-Star, so it is ready for the modern digital mode. The transmit power is 50 W on both bands (switchable to 15 and 5W).
D-Star operation is greatly simplified by two buttons on the front panel: "DR" selects on of 300 memories with D-Star repeaters, the button "UR" selects the downlink destination. This is an enormous help and makes operation while driving much mor comfortable. The supplied DTMF microphone offers a lot of remote control functions.
The ID-E880 offers a total of 1052 memories, which can be assigned individual names (8 characters). For easier organization the memories can be arranged in 26 banks. A free downloadable software (CS-880, download at Icom Japan website) greatly facilitates the programming of memories and other settings of the radio. The program is designed for WIndows, but also works under Linux using 'wine'. To use the software an optional cable (OPC-1529R or OPC-478 or OPC-478UC) is required.
Use of GPS via D-Star is also possible. In contrast to other Icom radios no own GPS receiver is offered, instead you can use any GPS receiver with a serial interface, connected to the DATA port. Optional cable OPC-1529R adapts the GPS port of the radio to a standard serial connector.
The removeable front panel is attached with strong magnets to the main body or to any other metallic (magnetic) surface. A mounting plate and a 3.4m long separation cable is included in shipment. The colour of the display cab e selected from green, yellow or amber.
This radio is out of production since August of 2015. We show it here for orientation purposes and to show the still available accessories.
Download: CS-880 Software (Icom Japan, opens new browser window).
|HM-103||Lightweight hand microphone||54.50 €||Buy now|
|HM-154T||DTMF Hand mic with up/down keys||64.50 €||Buy now|
|OPC-440||Microphone extension 5m||85.50 €||Buy now|
|OPC-1529R||Data cable serial||27.80 €||Buy now|
|OPC-478||Cloning Cable serial||39.00 €||Buy now|
|OPC-478UC||C Cloning Cable USB||55.50 €||Buy now|
|SP-35||Loudspeaker||49.00 €||Buy now||New|
|MBF-1||Tilt/Swivel base with suction cup for control panel (requires mounting plate MBA-1 or MBA-2)||54.50 €||Buy now|
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Difference between OPC-478/OPC-478UC and OPC-1529R
The cables OPC-478 (serial type) and OPC-478UC (USB type) have a 3.5 mm phone plug and are connected to the loudspeaker output for programming. This of course turns off the audio. The OPC-478xx cables can be used with various other Icom radios as well.
The OPC-1529R cable has a 2.5 mm phone plug and is connected to the separate DATA jack of the radio. With this the internal loudspeaker remains audible, the cable can stay connected all the time (good for GPS).
Frequency Extension for RadiosPlease note:
All radios supplied by WiMo normally cover only the amateur bands (transmit wise).
The frequency extension of a radio (TX open) is done on explicit request by the customer.
Amateur Radio transceivers are usually not specified for use outside the amateur bands. In some cases the radio and especially the final amplifier or output filters can be damaged when transmitting outside the amateur bands. These damages are not covered by any warranty.
The manufacturer warranty might be voided in some cases as well.