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Chrisco
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Icom radio

Post by Chrisco » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:32 am

I am wanting to buy a icom IC-41S as any one got one? are they good? Where is a good place to buy I have bought from prestige comms in WA before (very good with free shipping)
Does any one know if the central coast ham fest sell them at a good price?

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Re: Icom radio

Post by Air490 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:04 pm

The simple answer is all Icom gear is good. Going to the field day would give you a good chance to have a look at the radio, play with it and talk to the people selling. Chances are you will get some sort of a deal.

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Re: Icom radio

Post by Chrisco » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:25 pm

Yeah funds are available I think I might get one
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Re: Icom radio

Post by jd1973 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:21 pm

hi,new to this forum site.i have just bought a icom,ic-f2010,are these good?and can it be used to receive digital transmissions?as it says something about it on the book,thanks.and can it be programmed to transmit full power on 477 mhz?

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Post by centralcoastscanman » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:38 pm

If you can acquire the programming software and lead you most certainly can get it programmed up.
that being said you need to remember you cannot program TX on anything other than UHFCB unless you have permission from the channel owner...

If your not familiar enough with the programming of a radio get all the channels you want written down and take your radio to your radio store and get them to program it for a fee...

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Re: Icom radio

Post by Longreach » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:48 pm

HI all, yeah good luck with the software and lead. i know personally Icom dont like selling software to private buyers however a radio dealer will do the job for you. he'll also program your Icom to 5 Watts on UHFCB. it isnt legal to have higher power on that band, even though i know a fair bit do.
youll have to check which band split your radio is. if its the 470-512 split not much point in having digital anyway there is nothing in that band of interest. knowing Icom it would be a seperate board for digital operation. Icom's wont generally go out of band, so even the police channels are most likely out of bounds of it.
on a positive note though you have a good radio, Icom are a great radio. they have a really sensitive receiver and the transmitters are really stable.

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Re: Icom radio

Post by jd1973 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:14 pm

hi and thanks for your replies guys,and yes it has 477 ch allready programmed in it ,just wanted to no if i could get more of that power out of it,ok well another question i have is,i also have a motorola mcx-600,but only 4 coventional channels in it ,477 uhf ,ch 1-4 simplex,what can i do with this radio?the rest of the channels are trunked apparently?can this be undone?or waiste of time,i really like this radio as well so wanted to no what i can do with it.and yes matt the icom is a very good radio,picked it of ebay for 220$with original box/brackets etc,found it in 2way radios on ebay,very cheap.ok thanks again for you advice guys,very new to uhf/vhf stuff,been on hf for over 15 years,so my hobby is taking a turn.

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Re: Icom radio

Post by centralcoastscanman » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:54 pm

yeah heck matt I cannot even buy the icom programming software under my business name thats how paranoid they are...
They only want to tell their software to ICOM dealers and thats it...

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Re: Icom radio

Post by rustynswrail » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:58 pm

centralcoastscanman wrote:yeah heck matt I cannot even buy the icom programming software under my business name thats how paranoid they are...
They only want to tell their software to ICOM dealers and thats it...
A third party lead can be purchased on Ebay. They work just as well as the original.

The software? Type the software name and download into Google, if you cannot find it, then the internet is grossly over-rated. Which it is, but it should do the trick this time.

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