Thursday, June 23, 2005

Icom Ic-R2 has arrived!

My Icom IC-R2 arrived yesterday and I'm not disappointed. For such a little radio it's a great performer particularly if you hook it up to a better antenna such as a telescopic or something better by using an SMA to BNC adaptor. My only gripe would be the rather slow scan speed of around 10 channels a second. If you had just 200 frequencies programmed in, any one frequency would be checked every 20 seconds and it seems to me that you could easily miss transmissions on airband in that time. That said, I never even have that many frequencies in memory so its not that much of a problem for me personally. I'm now just awaiting the arrival of the Signal R535 bought on Ebay.

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