I use this radio on a daily basis… It really puts out the watts when your in a hole… Hit high power and hole no more! It is a strong addition to my mobile arsenal for keeping in touch! Check out some of the key features that sold me on the Icom ic-V8000.
75W of output power
The combination of Icom’s one piece, die-cast aluminum chassis and 75W of transmit power gives you the most powerful 2m mobile transceiver in its class! Your communications will get through.
HM-133V, remote control microphone
The backlit HM-133V*, gives you control of your IC-V8000 in the palm of your hand. The Icom exclusive “Hot keys” (F1/F2) memorize the transceiver full settings. As if switching between two separate radios, all operating frequencies, tone settings as well as the display color, fan speed, and set mode settings are memorized.
* Optional for some versions.
Dynamic Memory Scan (DMS)
With 200 alphanumeric memory channels, Icom’s exclusive DMS system gives you flexibility over your scanning lists never offered before in a 2m mobile, fully customizable into 10 banks.
CTCSS and DTCS operation standard
50 CTCSS and 104×2 DTCS encode/decode plus tone scan functions for various communication applications. The “pocket beep” feature gives you an audible and visual indicator of an incoming call.