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PostSubject: Icon radio   radio - Icon radio Icon_minitimeThu Dec 31, 2020 10:37 am

Hi all what's the icon 728, like to start with as a first radio as I am starting my foundation on Sunday..
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PostSubject: Re: Icon radio   radio - Icon radio Icon_minitimeThu Dec 31, 2020 10:43 am

This is where i go for reviews they are fair i think.
Not had that radio so i can't comment sorry.
https://www.eham.net/reviews/view-product?id=714
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PostSubject: Re: Icon radio   radio - Icon radio Icon_minitimeThu Dec 31, 2020 11:19 am

Have been on there, might be a bit too old, think I will hold out for a alinco dx-sr8
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PostSubject: Re: Icon radio   radio - Icon radio Icon_minitimeThu Dec 31, 2020 12:18 pm

My first hf set was the ft450d that was a good set.
I only changed it for the ft991a as that had vhf/uhf as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Icon radio   radio - Icon radio Icon_minitimeThu Dec 31, 2020 12:30 pm

Have been looking at the 450d, does it go down to 10watts or do people break the rule.
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PostSubject: Re: Icon radio   radio - Icon radio Icon_minitimeThu Dec 31, 2020 12:40 pm

I think it went down as far as 5w.
Also the built-in tuner worked well on the 450d better than this 991a.
The guy (a m8 of my nephew) who bought it off me run's it with a 5/8 silver-rod and it works quite well.

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