Icom IC-F3230DS VHF | IC-F4230DS UHF - Digital, Easy, Affordable
- 128 Channels
- 7 Programmable Keys
- 8 Character Display
- IDAS™ Single-site & Mulit-Site Trunking Capable
- Digital or Analog Channels (not mixed mode)
- 4 / 5 Watts (UHF / VHF)
- Channel Announce
- 1000mW Audio Output
- PC programmable
- Compact Design
- Multi-site Conventional Mode Capable
- Supports Icom's Digital Advanced System - IDAS™
Icom F3230DS Digital VHF | F4230DS Digital UHF At-A-Glance
The Icom F3230D / F4230D is the perfect entry level digital radio. With a simplified design, the F3230D / F4230D allows for channels to be designated as either analog or digital.
The F3230D / F4230D has extra loud audio (1,000mW) with a powerful built-in speaker, so it can still be clearly heard in some of the noisiest areas. The digital voice technology provides clarity even at the edges of the communication range.
It's compact design makes this radio easy to carry. There is a Channel Announce feature so when you change to another channel the radio announces the new channel number. With the Li-Ion battery you get approximately 20 hours of operating time on each charge. In multi-site trunking mode there is a Roam Scan feature so if the signal condition degrades as the user moves from location to location the radio will automatically find a better communication path.
The F3230D / F4230D series provides NXDN™ CAI-based IDAS digital mode operation. It is also compatible with IDAS multi-site and single-site trunking and IDAS multi-site conventional.
In the multi-site trunking mode, if the signal condition worsens as the radio user moves, the roaming scan automatically finds a new site to retain the communication link and quality.
If secure communication is an issue, digital signals are more difficult to decode by current scanner receivers due to modulation/demodulation. When used in Icom's IDAS™ system, the F3230D / F4230D supports the digital voice scrambler function within the IDAS™ system for added security.
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 F3230D or F4230D Radio (choose; VHF or UHF)
1 Rapid Charger (BC-160)
1 Antenna (VHF or UHF)
1 Battery Li-ion 2300mAh IP67 waterproof battery (BP-232WP)
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 (F3230D) & UHF (F4230D)|
|# of Channels & Zones||128|
|Output Power||5W (VHF) & 4W (UHF)|
|Weight (with battery)||12oz with Battery|
|Display||Yes, 8 Character|
|# of Programmable Keys||7|
|Full 16-Key Keypad||4-Key Simplified Keypad|
|IP Rating (Water & Dust)||IP67|
|Receiving Audio Output||1000mW|
|Trunking Capable||Yes, IDAS™ single-site & multi-site. NXDN™ Compatible|
|Voice Scrambler | Encryption||Yes, when used in digital mode only|
|Other||Channel Announce, Roaming Scan, Voting Scan|
Radio Programming Options
The following does not apply to FRS, MURS, GMRS, 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:
- We can program your radios - with radio orders
- We provide basic radio programming for radios ordered through us. See the description below of basic radio programming.
- 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.
- Due to staffing limitations, we are not able to program radios purchased from other dealers.
- If you've ordered from us before we have your information stored.
- Connect Systems (all models): You can purchase software and cables from us.
- Kenwood ProTalk Business Radios (NX-P1300/NX-P1200 series, TK series, PKT)
- Have pre-stored frequencies and you can easily program these radios through the radio's menu interface.
- Custom frequencies will require dealer programming.
- Icom (all models): Icom no longer allows dealers to sell software and cables over the internet. You may call us to discuss your options.
- Motorola Business Radios (models beginning with CLP. CLS, RM, RD):
- Have pre-stored business frequencies (Part 90). Software to program these radios is available on the Motorola website.
- Just go to the product page on Motorola's website and you can download it for free. We can sell you the cable.
- Custom frequencies will require dealer programming.
- Motorola Commercial Radios (models beginning with CP, CM, MagOne):
- Software to program these can be purchased directly from Motorola. We can sell you the cable.
- Vertex Standard Radios: You can purchase software and cables from us. (some cables have been discontinued)
- 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 considered advanced.