Showing posts with label Icom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Icom. Show all posts

Friday, May 10, 2019

IC-9700 SDR?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Google Trends - Radios

Google Trends for Baofeng, Wouxun, Anytone, Yaesu, and Icom

Google Trends for Baofeng, Wouxun, and Anytone

Friday, October 16, 2015

Spurious Emissions

Over at /r/amateurradio...
"Apparently the ARRL set up a Spectrum analyzer at Dayton the last few years and offered to test attendee HT's for spurious emissions." 
"At Dayton this year, only 25% of the Baofengs that were tested, complied with Part 97. 21% of Baofengs were borderline, and 54% of Baofengs were non compliant. 86% of Wauxon's were compliant and 14% of Wauxon's were not compliant. Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood, and Connect Systems: 100% were compliant with the Part 97 standards. 
The ARRL concluded that many of the radios that did not comply, would cause harmful interference with other radio services. 
The article is on page 74 & 75 of the November QST."
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Icom IC-2730A

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Icom IC-718: $599 Free Shipping

A deal alert from Nate:
"I think that this is a good BF/CM deal for new hams, or older hams that never got into HF. 
$600 for a new Icom IC-718 
eHam reviews:"

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Icom ID-51: Colors

Straight out of the Baofeng and Realistic playbook (again proving there is nothing new), Icom is releasing a limited number of the ID-51 in a rainbow of colors (PDF).

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Icom IP100H WLAN Radio

Radio or wireless VoIP PTT phone?

The Icom IP100H:
"The simplicity of this new system is that the communication is licence free and via a Wireless Local Access Network (WLAN) point….it literally uses the same technology we use to operate our tablets, mobile phones or PC’s. 
Icom’s new IP Advanced Radio System provides organisations with a simple radio system which is only restricted its range by the coverage area of a wireless LAN network. The communication range can easily be extended by adding more access points on an IP network. 
Main Features  
• Licence free radio system using a wireless LAN.
• Users can roam among deployed access points

• Dispersed sites can be connected over an IP network (VPN)

• WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK encryption protects your conversation security 

• No licence fee, no call charges 

• Use two way radio communications in previous areas where there was no coverage. 

• Up to 100 users can be loaded on a system and all users can communicate at the same time 

• The IP100FS remote communicator shows user position information based on access point information 

• Individual, Group conference call, All call, Area call, Priority call

• Full-duplex communication: Talk and receive simultaneously like a phone call (Optional headset required for IP100H)

• Press to talk operation like a conventional transceiver

• Unique Area call function can call any user who is accessing the specified access point

• Remote stun, kill, revive and monitor function (Transmit from IP100FS only)
• Status call and short data message with vibration alert
• Auto provisioning function helps easy transceiver configuration

• IP Phone and analogue transceiver interconnection with VE-PG3 

• IPX7 waterproof construction (IP100H only)"

Friday, January 3, 2014

6-in-1 Programming Cable

I love things like this 6-in-1 cable for programming various radios. Of course, with the problems people have with counterfeit chips, poorly fitting connections, COM port confusion, etc. maybe it isn't the best idea to introduce another variable.

Discovered here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Icom ID-51 D-Star HT

moleculo I'm really liking this Icom ID-51 D-Star HT. Not quite the swiss army knife of HTs like the VX-8, but really good at what it does #hamradioWed, Mar 27 13:40:14 from TweetDeck

His review is here: Icom ID-51A Review: VHF/UHF D-Star Handi-Talkie with GPS

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Radios? Yaesu FT-898A and Icom ID-51

KD8BIG's got a picture, but no info yet on the Yaesu FT-898A. This site says it is a hoax and in their version of the picture, you can see the misspelled "reciever."

G4ILO has some information and a picture of Icom's new HT, the ID-51. Julian says "However it is nice to see a manufacturer breaking the mould for HT user interfaces which have changed little for the last 20 years."  I've not been a ham for anywhere near 20 years, but coming from the IT world, it does appear they are starting to adopt other technologies to extend the capabilities of new radios. USB connections and SD cards - oh my!

Also at RigPix, a close-up of the ID-51.

I guess I am going to have to start checking out the RigPix site on a more regular basis.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Win a $20 Gift Card to Nifty Accessories! |

Win a $20 Gift Card to Nifty Accessories! |

I've got a couple of the Nifty cards - one for my Wouxun KG-UVD1P and my IC-7000. They are handy to have around. is giving away five $20 gift cards - all you have to do is leave a comment (assuming you are licenses ham) to have a chance to win. At the time of this posting, you would have about a 1 in 20 chance of winning! Much better than Vegas odds!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Echolink near Knoxville

From the 470 ARG Newsletter:
"Hopefully we will have our ECHOLINK up and running by this WEDS going through our club repeater of 443.225, thats one reason the news letter is a little early.. the link will be KJ4HPM-R on the search bar at ECHOLINK."
As I mentioned earlier, I think that EchoLink is a good way to get into the hobby without a lot of expense. We are just waiting for TNJeff to get his ticket, so he can sign-up. The air waves will never be the same. I believe both my IC-7000 and the KG-UVD1P will work on 70 cm.

Also, Paul (W4PGM) will be talking about the Flex Radio on Thursday night. And, they are thinking about doing an Extra class. I'd really like to do that, but I'm not sure I have the time.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Unboxing the ICOM IC-7000

I posted some time ago that I had ordered an ICOM IC-7000 radio. Below is the unboxing video. The IC-7000 covers both the HF bands as well as 2M and 70cm. It will do 100W on HF and 50W on 2M. One big selling point was the nice color screen. If I'm gonna have to struggle to learn something like this, I don't want to be messing around with a tiny screen and little buttons. It has a removable head unit and I got the separation kit for free with my order. For now, I will be using this as a base station.

Next up, a video of my rig connected and running in my shack.