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Author Topic: Demise Of The Icom IC-2800H?  (Read 203 times)
KV4BL
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« on: October 29, 2002, 03:53:28 AM »

Does anyone out there have the "real" story on why Icom has decided to drop the wonderful IC-2800H from their lineup of radios?  I noted in the most recent AES catalog that the 2800H is a "discontinued" item and is on "closeout".  What gives?  I would have thought that they would have replaced it with a radio equal to or better than the 2800 before dropping it.  Before you say that the IC-2720H is the replacement, there  are some problems with this.  One, is that the 2720H, as best I can determine, is not yet for sale and probably does not even have FCC type acceptance as of yet.     Another, barring radical last-minute design changes, is that the 2720H doesn't even have alpha channel naming, much less the neat, multi featured screen of the 2800.    Dumb as it may sound, I like my 2800H so much, that I seriously planned to purchase another one in a couple of years when I trade in my current car.  Figured by then, I'd have the funds at my disposal to do this and put the old one  in the house as a base.  As I can't currently afford one, I wish I'd hit the lotto for enough to buy several and put them in storage for future use.  LOL    I hope they are just coming our with a 2800H-A or something as this is a really unique radio.        73,         Ray  KV4BL
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2002, 09:43:01 AM »

The Amateur Radio transceiver business is one of "Oneupmanship" and one only has to look at Kenwood to see what happens when you're not on top. Automobile companies are another perfect example. But save your pennys, because Icom's new one is going to knock you socks off (see CQ, the Japanese QST for more details). And you can bet Yaesu will have one to compete with it. Kenwood? Well, that's another story.

Alan, KØBG
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