Firmware Updates / Software Downloads

Communications Receiver

Model name IC-R8600
Download Type Firmware
Version Version 1.01
Update 2017/04/24


  1. FSK decode accuracy is improved.
  2. Operational stability is improved.

To update the firmware

  1. An SD card or an SDHC card is required.
  2. Format the card in the IC-R8600 before using it for the update. (First, save any data that is on the card, if necessary.)
  3. Unzip and save the downloaded firmware file in "IC-R8600" folder that is on the card.
  4. Save the receiver’s data onto a separate card before doing the update. It is possible that your data could get lost or corrupted during the update. Thoroughly read Section 7 (USING AN SD CARD) of the “FULL MANUAL” for details.
  5. Thoroughly read Section 13 (UPDATING THE FIRMWARE) of the “FULL MANUAL” before starting the update.
  6. Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update.
  7. The firmware will be updated to the following versions.
    MAIN CPU:1.01
    FRONT CPU:1.00
    DSP Program:1.01
    DSP Data:1.00
    DV DSP:1.00
File Type zip
File Size 5.83MB
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.