Detachable controller (front panel)
With the optional remote control kit, RMK-2 and separation cable, the front panel controller of the radio can be detached from the main unit. It allows flexible installation in limited vehicle space. Separation cable length is selectable from 1.9m (6.2ft), 3m (9.8ft), 5m(16.4ft) and 8m (26.2ft).
Dot matrix, multi-function LCD
With a high contrast dot matrix display, upper and lower case characters can be easily distinguished. The display shows 12 characters by 2 lines. LCD backlight is standard.
IP54 dust-protection and splash resistance (Controller only)
The rugged front controller panel is resistant to shock and vibration. When used with the optional separation kit, RMK-2, the controller head has dust-protection and splash resistance, equivalent to IP54.
Built-in CTCSS and DTCS signaling
Use the built-in CTCSS and DTCS encoder and decoder capabilities* to set up your own talk groups, and have your radio stand-by quietly when other groups are talking. You can also set up selective calls to individuals or control a repeater.
* Analog mode only.
512 memory channels, 128 zones
Up to 512 memory channels can be divided into 128 memory zones, allowing you flexible channel and communication group management.
Tactical group function
The tactical group function allows you to copy memory channels to the tactical zone and temporarily regroup memory channels. Using the optional zone copy cable, memory channels in the tactical zone can be transferred from a master radio to other radios.
Abundant scanning functions
The dual priority scan monitors two primary channels alternately, while scanning other channels. The mode dependent scan function automatically changes the scan list according to the operating channel setting. The talk back function with timer beep, TX channel and cancel channel settings allow you to preset the transmission channel when you push the PTT button during a scanning operation or cancel the scanning.
22W amp for Public address (PA) and RX speaker functions
The IC-F9511 series has a built-in 22W BTL audio amplifier. When an external loud speaker is connected to the radio, you can speak through the radio’s microphone. The RX speaker function allows you to relay the received audio over the loud speaker.
Programmable accessory connector
The IC-F9511 series has a D-SUB 25-pin ACC connector for connecting external devices.
It has reserved pins for programming to input operating channels, turn on/off functions and output received audio or honk a horn, etc. In addition, an ignition sensing line allows you to control the radio power from the engine ignition switch.
Radio stun/kill and Power-on password function
The radio stun/kill function* disables a lost or stolen radio over the air, eliminating security threats from undesired listeners. The power-on password prevents unauthorized people from turning on the radio.
* P25 digital mode only.
Optional Active Noise Canceling Microphone
The optional active noise canceling microphone HM-211 can automatically reduce noise in extremely noisy environments and assist in transmitting clear and accurate audio.
Watch the HM-211 performance video:
- Wide frequency coverage
- FM wide/narrow channel spacing*
- Built-in audio compander*
- Built-in inversion type voice scrambler*
- Self-ground microphone, HM-148G
- NTIA VHF specification compliant
- Talk around function
- CTCSS and DTCS encoder and decoder*
- DTMF autodial*
- Microphone hanger action (On hook scan and off hook monitor)
- 2-Tone encoder and decoder* and MDC 1200 compatible* (Available in future)
* Analog mode only