Icom IC-F3161S VHF - Feature-Rich, World-Class
- Only remaining stock is VHF
- 512 Channels, 128 Zones
- 8 Programmable Keys
- 24 Character Display
- 5 Watts
- Analog Only version remaining in stock
- Built-in Voice Scrambler
- Repeater Capable
- MDC & BIIS 1200 Compatible
- PC Programming Setup
- Li-Ion Battery & Rapid Charger Included
Icom IC-F3161S At-A-Glance
The IC-F3161 is a world-class, high quality, top-of-the-line, professional two way radio with features for the most demanding communication needs. It can be ordered in an analog version that can later be upgraded to digital.¹
Of course it has all the most popular signaling capabilities that a world-class radio would have: 2-tone, 5-tone, CTCSS, DTCS, and MDC 1200. This radio also supports BIIS 1200 signaling which allows short status messages and texting to be sent and received. The 512 memory channel capacity, with 128 zones, allows you to divide and store a variety of channel groupings for versatile and efficient fleet management. Direct input of channel numbers, list numbers, IDs can be made using the keypad. Frankly there are just too many signaling and channel management features to list here so we have listed them all under the 'Features' tab for this radio.
The UHF version of this radio (F4161) has been discontinued by Icom.
Icom IC-F3161S Security Features
The IC-F3161 has a number of features with security in mind. The built-in Inversion Voice Scrambler provides secure conversation, but if that's not enough you can add either a 32 or 1020 code encryption unit. To protect radios from unauthorized use, there is a Auto Key Lock which can automatically key-lock the radio after a set time period. With the Clone Read/Write Password function you can set a password of up to 16 characters, protecting the radio from unauthorized use. The Lone Worker function sounds a beep and requires you to push any button if the radio is not used for a defined period of time. If a button is not pushed, the radio automatically transmits an emergency signal to alert co-workers or a dispatcher. When the optional UT-124R Man down unit is installed, the radio will automatically send an emergency signal when the radio has been left in a horizontal position for a defined period of time.
Icom IC-F3161S Enhanced Scanning Features
The IC-F3161 has several scanning features to help users manage communications; • Mode dependent scan • TX channel programmable • Talk Back function • Talk Back timer beep • Nuisance Channel Delete • Monitor Key Action The Voting Mode feature detects the signal strength level of repeater stations and automatically selects the strongest station, useful for roaming between 2 or more repeater sites. Once you select the Voting Mode to a memory zone, you can easily start voting mode operation by changing the zone setting.
Icom IC-F3161S Conventional Mode or Trunking - LTR™, PassPort & IDAS™
The IC-F3161 is LTR ™ ready right out of the box. It has built-in support for both conventional and trunking operation in both digital and analog modes. Both LTR ™ trunking and conventional channels can be set in the radio. Group, selective (DTMF), and Phone Call are available in the LTR™ mode. Conventional operation and Talk-Around are both available by simply pushing a button, even while you are operating in LTR™ mode. All basic LTR™ features including; Group, Selective, and Phone Call, are available. The keypad version has direct dialing capability. You may assign operating modes, default talk group for home button, power-ON home or previous group, network roaming, offset frequency by channel, LTR™ polarity by system, home channel and area bit by system. The radio has an ATB Ring Back (All Trunk Busy) function, when the ATB Ring Back is set to ON, the radio starts searching for a clear repeater, if all repeaters are busy it will continue to search until one is available then it will ring you back and transmit after a clear repeater channel is found.
The IC-F3161 can be upgraded to support the PassPort™ trunking protocol. A great addition to your PassPort fleet! It can be upgraded to either the 2.8 version, or the 4.0 version of Passport.
See the full list of features in the 'Features' tab for this radio.
Icom Extended Warranty
Icom America Inc offers a 1, 2 or 3 year Extended Warranty on their land mobile radios. The Extended Warranty period starts after the standard warranty period expires. This is a full manufacturer's warranty, backed by Icom America and it's service technicians. Protect your original investment by adding Extended Warranty coverage.
End user pays all shipping fees to and from the service department for repairs. Extended Warranty must be purchased at time of product purchase. Icom Service centers are located in the following states; Washington, California, Illinois, and New York.
What's in the box:
1 F3161S Radio
1 Rapid Charger (BC-160)
1 117V AC adapter (BC-145SA)
1 Belt Clip
1 Owner's Manual
* Radios modified at the customer's request, such as programming or installation of logic boards, are not returnable. For more information please see our Returns Policy.
This radio is requires an FCC license to operate. We can assist you with getting a license.
|FCC Approval||Part 90 (Business License)|
|Frequency Band(s)||VHF only|
|# of Channels & Zones||512 Channels, 128 Zones|
|Weight (with battery)||12.0oz|
|Display||Yes; 24 Character - 2 line|
|# of Programmable Keys||8|
|Full 16-Key Keypad||Optional|
|IP Rating (Water & Dust)||IP55|
|Receiving Audio Output||500mW|
|Trunking Capable||Yes - LTR® Built-in, PassPort upgrade option, single-site & multi-site trunking|
|Voice Scrambler | Encryption||Built-in Invension Scrambler, Optional: 32 or 1020 Code Encryption|
Radio Programming Options
The following does not apply to LTE, Satellite, or IP radios.
Most business radios aren't ready to use out-of-the-box. So radio programming is needed to set the frequencies in the radio. For some radios the frequencies can be set through a menu interface. While other radios must be programmed using a PC, radio software, and a cable to connect the radios.
Here are your programming options:
- You can program the radio(s)
- For radios with pre-stored frequencies you can easily program them through the radio's menu interface.
- For PC programmable radios you will need the programming cable(s) and software. In many cases you can purchase this from us.
- We can program your radios
- Email us your Frequencies & Call Sign - the FCC requires dealers to verify your license before we program.
- Please allow 1-2 days for first-time setup of radio programming.
- Match to your Previous Order
- If you've ordered from us before we have your information stored.
- If you don't have a FCC license we can help you apply for one
- These licenses are for businesses, non-profit organizations, local and state government agencies.
- We do all the work! Give us a call at 855-289-2929.
What is included in Basic Radio Programming?
Basic radio programming is designed to get you up and running with a configuration which includes:
- Up to 16 channels programmed to your FCC assigned frequencies (simplex or duplex)
- A default configuration of key functions
- Your program settings saved for future purchases
- No password protection to allow re-programming by another person
For customers who already have radios we will match from your existing radio of the same model (requires you to send us a radio).
Programming Services Not Included:
At this time we do not provide programming of advanced features. The features below are NOT included with basic programming.
- Programming radios purchased elsewhere
- More Than 16 Channels
- Channel Scan / Priority Scan
- Signal Tones (DTMF, 5-Tone, 2-Tone)
- Private (1 to 1) calling
- Group 1 to many calling
- All Call
- Emergency System
- Man Down System
- Lone Worker
- Advanced Audio Profiles
- Dual Capacity Direct Mode
- Voice Announcement
- Text Messaging
- Work Order Ticketing
- Remote Monitor
- Telephone Interconnect
* This does not include all advanced features and should only be used to establish an example of what features are to be considered to be advanced.