ICOM IP501M LTE Radio
- Nationwide Coverage
- License Free
- Instant One-to-Many Communication
- ALL Call, GROUP Call, and/or INDIVIDUAL Calling
- Noise Cancelling for Clear Audio in Noisy Environments
- Full Duplex Communication (like a regular phone)
- ACC Connector for Ignition Sensing Function
- Secure Communications
- Priority Calling & Emergency Signalling
- Low Monthly Costs ($28) - compared to cell phones
- Voice Message Recording
- Built-in Bluetooth & GPS
- Optional Command Mic
ICOM IP501M At-A-Glance
Standard two way radios can't provide wide area coverage without a repeater system that is costly and complex to install and operate. Get an Icom IP501M LTE radio and get nationwide two way radio coverage using the AT&T LTE cell phone network for a low monthly fee - much lower than cell phones!
ICOM IP501M - Nationwide Coverage
Now you can get nationwide communications with the Icom IP501M LTE Two Way Radio. This small powerful radio provides instant communication using a LTE 4G and 3G network for telephone-type conversations without the need for repeaters or an IP network. A standard two way radio allows only one person to talk at a time, while the other party listens (called simplex communication). The IP501M is capable of full duplex operation, which means a user can talk and listen at the same time, just like a phone.
ICOM IP501M - Easy Communication
The IP501M features a 500 memory address book for individual, group, talkgroup multiplex talkgroup calls, and pre-programmed text messages, for easy communication between groups, floors, buildings, and dispersed geographic locations within your organization.
The IP501M has clear, high quality audio, due to its G.726 (32 kbps) vocoder. It has a vibration alert to notify the user of incoming calls for more quiet operation. There is a recording function to store incoming voice messages up to one minute in duration. The IP501M is also equipped with Bluetooth and VOX capability, so users can pair it with a headset or other audio device for hands-free communication.
ICOM IP501M - Low-Cost Monthly Service
Requires LTE-CONNECT Service. The Icom IP501M operates on the LTE CONNECT private LTE 4G and 3G network radio system using a SIM card. Unlike a cell phone on a cellular PoC network, the IP501M is a data device used for voice communications. Although it operates like a traditional two way radio, The IP501M requires an LTE or 3G signal to work.
LTE-CONNECT is a private Icom system. Nationwide coverage is provided using the AT&T LTE network. Only users who are programmed into the system by Icom can communicate on your network. A maximum of 500 users can be programmed into each radio. Over 2000 users can be part of your entire system. The LTE-CONNECT system has a dedicated MPLS connection and is secure.
LTE Service is $28 per radio per month per radio, plus a one-time setup fee of $15 per radio. For full details on all service plan agreements please contact us at 855-289-2929.
What's in the box:
1 Radio: IP501M
1 Speaker Mic
1 DC Power Cable
1 LTE Antenna
1 GPS Antenna
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.
LTE-CONNECT Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an LTE-CONNECT radio?
LTE-CONNECT is a private radio system that operates utilizing LTE/3G AT&T cellular data network.
- What is the coverage range of the LTE-CONNECT system?
Coverage is nationwide throughout USA, Canada, and Mexico. The system uses a roaming function while in Canada and Mexico at no additional charge.
- Does the LTE-CONNECT system require airtime?
Yes, there is a monthly flat rate ($28 per radio per month + a $15 one-time setup fee per radio).
- Will the IP501H communicate in area’s without LTE/3G signals?
No, the IP501H requires an LTE or 3G signal in order to operate. However, our testing has found that due to the radio's antenna, the IP501H often out performs coverage found with a traditional cell phone.
- What type of calling can I do with the IP501H?
The IP501H operates exactly like a traditional radio. Placing an ALL, GROUP and/or INDIVIDUAL Call is available.
- Who can I talk to?
This is a private radio system. Users can only communicate with individuals that have been programmed into the system. A total of 500 users can be programmed into each radio and 2000+ users can be part of your total system.
- Can the IP501H communicate with other devices?
The IP501H can be connected though Icom’s ROIP gateway to allow connections to SIP phones, analog radios, digital radios and can be setup to place a call connection to specific cell phone users predefined in the system.
- What is Full Duplex?
The IP501H is a duplex radio. This means users can simultaneously talk and listen - similar to a phone. Traditional 2-way radios are simplex, where radios can only transmit or receive at one time.
- Does the IP501H have safety features?
Yes, the IP501H has Priority Calling, Man-down, Lone Worker & Emergency Signalling.
- What other features are built into the IP501H?
These radios are Waterproof, have built-in GPS and Bluetooth®, a Vibrate Alert, Voice Message Record and predefined Text Messages.
- Why is the Audio quality on the IP501H better than a traditional radio?
Traditional radios, either Analog or digital, use a narrow bandwidth to pass audio. This restricts the amount of information that can be transmitted. Given the IP501H is a data device operating via LTE, a much wider bandwidth is available.
- Is the LTE-CONNECT system the same as PTT over Cellular PoC?
No, PoC is a specific protocol that allows Push to Talk (PTT) communications through a cellular network, the Radio (IP501H) is a data device used for voice communications.
- How does the LTE-CONNECT system work?
Traffic is controlled by a central server. The radio gains access to the server via LTE/3G network connections via SIM card.
- Can I use my own SIM card in the radio?
No, Icom will supply a custom SIM card. Each SIM has its own ID and password and will only work with an Icom supplied device.
- Is the LTE-CONNECT system secure?
Yes, this is a private system with a dedicated MPLS Connection from the LTE/3G Radio access network of carriers direct to Icom's cloud servers. There is no use of public internet for a call control.
- Can I use Icom’s Data SIM to connect to the internet?
No, the supplied SIM will allow a connection direct to Icom’s secure cloud server and can only be used with an Icom supplied device.
- Can radio scanners listen to my calls?
No, this is a data device, only devices connected through our private secure cloud server can communicate with each other.
- Do I require a frequency license to operate the radio?
No, the IP501H is license free to operate in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
- Why is PTCRB approval important?
All devices that access a carriers tower in North America require PTCRB approval. A device that is not approved can be denied access from the carriers. The IP501H has PTCRB/FCC/ISED approval.
|Frequency Band(s)||LTE Cellular Private 4G/3G Network|
|# of Channels & Zones||up to 500 contacts on each radio|
|# of Programmable Keys||n/a|
|Full 16-Key Keypad||No|
|Receiving Audio Output||4W|
|Trunking Capable||No. Can be connected to a trunked system via bridge equipment|
|Voice Scrambler | Encryption||n/a|
|Other||Nationwide Coverage, built-in Bluetooth and GPS|
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.