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. We tracked this down to the microphone and did a mod to fix this. FM transmission is not affected by this mod. As noted elsewhere the GPS plugs into the front of the main radio unit so is a real pain when the headunit is attached as well. It would be nice is you could add a second board for this to work. One upside of the H is that it has more screen real estate, and is easier to use and programme directly from the screen as opposed to the IDH.
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Gardazuru The ICH has a total of memory channels, regular channels, 2 call channels and 20 scan edge channels. The ICH sends your location information either when the mic PTT switch is pushed, or at a preset interval 5 seconds — 30 minutes.
For me the most damming weakness was intermod performance and susceptibility to paging systems interference. Mic problems sorted, D-Star provides superb audio, but it requires ideal conditions to deliver the goods. The GPS alarm alerts you by beeping when a preprogrammed point is within m or 1km range from your location or anyone of preprogrammed points is within a preset square range.
Also, the cost is somewhat high when you consider that to add D-star, you need the UT module — an optional extra. This makes clean and neat installation easy! Manual Downloads Icom Inc Mag mount control head is awesome. When paired with a Diamond dual-band mobile antenna, selectivity and sensitivity are excellent in my locality.
Fast forward a few months. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. The diversity function compares the receiving signal strength from two different antennas, ANT1 and ANT2, and automatically selects the strongest signal. We tracked this down to the microphone and did a mod to fix this. It is a seriously overpriced rig, and I think the price hike puts the rig beyond the budget range of many hams.
I would certainly expect it would have lasted much longer before such serious problems came to light. It works as a radio should i have it meanly for dstar. Kcom out of the box it became self-evident that the mic is typical Icom quality, Chinese junk. The band scope function g you watch conditions near the receiving frequency and visually assists in finding other stations.
I use on Dstar and FM. I contacted the repair center in Michigan, they suggested a reset. Obviously none of the above are killer issues and the radio itself is exceptional — so 4 out of 5. Ico do use it in crossband mode it easy to do and works well. Band scope function The band scope function lets you watch conditions near the receiving frequency and visually assists in finding other stations.
Everything seemed ok until I realized I was only receiving every other transmission of his. In addition, tuning knobs and buttons for each band are arranged side-by-side, providing intuitive operation. Each memory channel stores tone frequency, skip information and so on.
The addition of a 3u3 — 4u7 capacitor is pretty much mandatory and the capsule type, experimental perhaps. Not the case here. We h BOTH in direct sight of our kcom repeaters. Ucom to Ham Radio? The controller is separated from the main unit for flexible installation.
I purchased the first radio in Will do a follow up review in the future but as of now this is by far my favorite rig. This is a complex rig and it takes a while to get your head around the menu systems.
The one-touch reply function makes it easy to respond to a calling station instantly. Your location information can be sent simultaneously with the digital voice transmission. 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.
This feature is useful when you are listening in a moving vehicle or the transmitting station itself is moving. Immediately h to thesame as before.
When g from a calling station, the ICH displays the distance and direction to the station. GPS alarm The GPS alarm alerts you by beeping when a preprogrammed point is within m or 1km range from your location or anyone of preprogrammed points is within a preset square range. It is the perfect choice for my shack needs.
Xband repeat is as simple ico, pushing 3 buttons in at same time. Not great for base station use. I tried with a D-Star HT, the machine was working perfectly. TOP Related Articles.
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