My Icom IC-V8000

The Icom IC-V8000 is a powerhouse. This 2 meter FM mobile features high power output coupled with a rugged die-cast design and an easy-to-read alphanumeric display. You can even change the display from amber to green. The transmitter delivers a big 75 watts of output (75/25/10/5 watts selectable). You will be kept informed of weather …

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LightSquared gets satellite waiver…Really?

LightSquared gets satellite waiver – A bird in the air is worth ignoring-Satellite phones. The marginally insane plan for a US-spanning mobile network using frequencies reserved for satellite is looking more likely, thanks to an FCC decision that handsets won’t have to be satellite-capable.

Kenwood TS-520

Kenwood TS-520 SSB transceiver I own this one and have enjoyed many hours of listening to this hybrid tube/solid state transceiver.  I have an astatic d-104 microphone and although I don’t transmit on it, I had a person transmit on it and they got great voice reports. The TS-520 is the grandfather of the Kenwood …

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Icom IC-9100 Features that make most hams smile with delight. I will be adding one to my shack if possible! (they are not for sale yet, FCC thing). This really is an impressive and feature rich radio.  I can not wait to see one in action! Multiple-band, multiple-mode HF to 1200MHz Mutli-band in one transceiver …

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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 …

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