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If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. I use third-party programming software which I found more capable than Icom’s. Yes this radio does have an extensive menu system which does require some learning but to me that is all part of the fun. Not great for base station use. When paired with a Diamond dual-band mobile antenna, selectivity and sensitivity are excellent in my locality.
They do not show that once the board is installed there are two screws that hold the board down, the pictorial just shows it plugging into the slot, no screws shown. Separate controller from main unit The controller is separated from the main unit for flexible installation. While I like the larger display of the H, I find that dual band dual receive is a pain, as I was always turn up one band and turning down the other to listen to the audio when mobile.
I do use it in crossband mode it easy to do and works well. In addition, tuning knobs and buttons for each band are arranged side-by-side, providing intuitive operation.
Fast forward a few months. I get almost 60 watts on some portions of both bands. Contact the site with comments or questions.
My main three complaints with the radio the reason I can’t give it 5 stars: The addition of a 3u3 – 4u7 capacitor is pretty much mandatory and the capsule type, experimental perhaps. Obviously none of the above are killer issues and the radio itself is exceptional — so 4 out of 5. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review.
Within a 220h band, ucom radio compares signal strength from each antenna and chooses the better signal to maintain good sound and receive quality.
The ICH sends your location information either when the mic PTT switch ixom pushed, or at a preset interval 5 seconds – 30 minutes.
It is 2820y perfect choice for my shack needs. Push the “Function” button to call up the assigned functions menu on the display. Your location information can be sent simultaneously with the digital voice transmission. I contacted the repair center in Michigan, they suggested a reset. Ocom memory channel stores tone frequency, skip information and so on.
Band scope function The band scope function lets you iicom conditions near the receiving frequency and visually assists in finding other stations.
Location information exchange The ICH sends your location information either when the mic PTT switch is pushed, or at a preset interval 5 seconds – 30 minutes. This is a complex rig and it takes a while to get your head around the menu systems.
In all fairness I have only had the radio a few days so hopefully I will still feel the same a few months down the road. I assume I got into the machine ok, according to the S meter it replied but I received it in normal FM mode, not DV mode as the radio was set to. Some mods advocate removing the felt cover from the capsule, and it’s been found the capsule may be clogged with Chinese glue, a new capsule is ocom.
Used as a base station only I have had few problems. Output power is selectable in 3 steps. There is of course 2820b “falling off the cliff” and R2D2 sounds when on the fringe of repeaters but once you know the limits of icomm local repeater it is great. This feature is useful when you are listening in a moving vehicle or the transmitting station itself is moving. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help.
Also, the cost is somewhat high when you consider that to add Icim, you need the UT module – an optional extra.
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Straight out of the box it became self-evident that the mic is typical Icom quality, Chinese junk. The controller has magnets on the rear panel, allowing you to attach the controller to the main unit or other metal objects.
Immediately back to thesame as 28820h. New to Ham Radio? The ICH receives Of course, bank scanning is also possible.
Once the conditions fall below a certain level, D-Star is sucked into a black hole, not a flaw, just the nature of the system. Transmitted audio is good. I purchased the first radio in Mag mount control head is awesome.
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Xband repeat is as simple as pushing 3 buttons in at same time. It appeared to fix the problem. I use on Dstar and FM. Mic problems sorted, D-Star provides superb audio, but it requires ideal conditions to deliver the goods.
I would certainly expect it would have lasted much longer before such serious problems came to light. One of the small things that I love the most is that you can display both freq and alpha tag at same time.
We tracked this down to the microphone and did a mod to fix this. For me the most damming weakness was intermod performance and susceptibility to paging systems interference. In addition, up to 20 received callsigns are automatically stored as received call records. Well again I can see from the reviews I’ve read that many people should just start their own company because nothing that anyone builds is good enough for them.
It is under the control head and if you plug in the GPS antenna you cannot have the control head attached to the radio.