ICOM FR5000 VHF IDAS Digital Repeater


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ICOM FR5000 VHF IDAS Digital Repeater


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The IDAS FR5000 series repeaters are equipped with plenty of power and functions for any task



  • 136-174 VHF MHz
  • 32 channels
  • 12 digit dot matrix display
  • 5 programmable buttons
  • IDAS functionality built in
  • Audio compander built in
  • 50W
  • Two cooling fans
  • Improved LCD/drivers
  • IP remote maintenance 
  • Ability to have two in one chassis
  • RC-FS10/VEPG4 connectivity
  • PTT Priority
  • DTMF encoder/decoder
  • Low voltage alert


FR5000 series can receive both analog and digital modes on a channel, and transmit either mode, depending on the programming. The feature decodes multiple CTCSS and DTCS as well as digital RAN (Radio Access Number) codes on a per channel basis (up to 16 tones/codes) and downlinks the received signal with a specified tone/code.

The FR5000 series provides digital simulcast system capability and ±0.1 ppm high frequency stability with a 1 pps reference signal from the GNSS antenna.

The FR5000 series has a programmable D-SUB 25-pin accessory connector for connecting various trunking controllers or external remote control devices. Also, modulation/ demodulation signals can be input/ output from the D-SUB connector.


The FR5000 series decodes multiple CTCSS and DTCS as well as digital RAN (Radio Access Number) codes on a per channel basis (up to 16 tones/codes) and downlinks the received signal with a specified tone/code. This function is useful for sharing a channel with multiple groups and provides quiet stand-by while using other groups

Featuring a built-in inversion type voice scrambler provides secure conversation as standard. When a more secure system is required, the 32 coded non-rolling type voice scrambler UT-109R and 1020 code rolling type UT-110R are available as an option. In IDAS digital mode, a 15-bit encryption key provides over 32,000 scrambling codes. (UT-109R and UT-110R available in analog mode only)

The FR5000 offers multiple configurations when adding trunking and network controller boards (sold separate). These configurations are ideal for industries such as education, healthcare, hospitality, transportation and logistics, utilities, construction, oil and mining.

Single Site Trunking

Installing and programming a UC Board into the FR5000 repeater can transform the FR5000 from a conventional repeater into a trunked repeater system for a single site. Any IDAS subscriber digital radios are ready to operate on conventional or trunked digital radios for easy configuration choice. Single Site Trunking is ideal for a large area of operation with multiple groups and users.

Multisite Conventional Systems

Inserting the FR5000 02 card into the UC board, the UC and repeaters increase their capabilities to include multisite conventional operation. Multisite conventional systems connect conventional repeaters using an IP network to merge geographically distributed repeaters and operate them as one, or allow UHF and VHF repeaters to share traffic in a crossover configuration. This is ideal for operations that can merge multiple talk sites into one. Industries such as construction, mining, education, transportation and logistics would benefit.

Multisite Conventional conventional systems are possible with IDAS LINQ:



Multisite Conventional Voting

The UC-FR5000 and CF-FR5000 02 card in a repeater can be configured to a voting receiver, which is best for radios that cannot reach transmitters in areas of poor coverage. Once a signal is received at the voter, it is then transferred via IP to the repeater which then transmits the strongest signal. Voting allows the extension of indoor or underground communication which would benefit industries such as education, healthcare and hospitality.



The FR5000 can be built to a 48-site, 30 channels per site trunked system that are linked via IP. Users have the ability to roam between sites and the administration of users into fleets of users. To unlock these capabilities, install the variant CF-FR5000MT card onto the UC slot. This is ideal for operations with multiple talk sites and fleets such as construction, mining, education, transportation and logistics