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Communications Receiver

Model name IC-R8600
Download Type Firmware
Version Version 1.30 for USA version.
Update 2017/12/26

This firmware is for the USA version that has a serial number beginning with "02".

Changes in this version

  • The I/Q baseband signal output port is now supported.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

To update the firmware

  • Thoroughly read Section 7. USING AN SD CARD and Section 13. UPDATING THE FIRMWARE of the INSTRUCTION MANUAL and follow the instructions displayed on the IC-R8600 LCD screen.
  • The firmware will be updated to the following versions.
    Main CPU: 1.30
    Front CPU: 1.00
    DSP Program: 1.03
    DSP Data: 1.00
    FPGA: 1.10
    DV DSP: 1.00


  • Also download the related software "IC-R8600 USB I/Q Package for HDSDR" from here.
File Type zip
File Size 5.85MB
Manual IC-R8600

Regarding this Download Service.

When using this download service, the implementation, use and/or results of use are the sole responsibility of the person making the download.

Firmware is important data for the basic system control of your equipment. An interruption during downloading or a malfunction may cause a failure in the data re-writing, and your equipment may stop functioning normally. If such a failure of the firmware re-writing results in your equipment not functioning normally, Icom Inc. expressly denies and is free from any and all responsibility arising from the result of damage from such an event.

I fully understand the above, and agree not to hold Icom Inc. responsible for any damage to my equipment operation or loss of data as a result of this download.