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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur (inc. HF+6M+VHF models) | ICOM IC-756PRO2 Help

Reviews Summary for ICOM IC-756PRO2
ICOM IC-756PRO2 Reviews: 148 Average rating: 4.6/5 MSRP: $2969.95 Street
Description: HF+6m Transceiver
Product is in production.
More info: http://WWW.ICOMAMERICA.COM
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N0UA Rating: 5/5 Feb 8, 2011 13:01 Send this review to a friend
Great Transceiver  Time owned: more than 12 months
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and here is mine! I currently own IC-7700, IC-7600, IC-756ProIII, and others. I have owned two each of the IC-756Pro and the ProII radios. I sold a Kenwood 950SDX as I purchased the original PRO many years ago. Each successive version of the PRO line improved upon the previous offering. IMD capability, distortion in the DSP noise reduction, selectivity, features, and more were improved as the technology evolved. Today's versions of the ICOM digital radios are indeed a significant improvement upon the previous releases. Kudos to ICOM for providing these updates and improvements. The ProII has reached a price point that in my opinion offers the best performance for the $$. However, if you want the latest and best try the 7600 or more. All electronics are subject to user, environmental, and just unfortunate failures. That's the way it is. I have experienced outstanding service from the ICOM line of equipment now spanning more than a decade. Yes, mother nature did play havoc with one of my ProIIs (static discharge) but I had the unit repaired and went on. BTW: I have had very expensive GPS avionics in my airplane fail and the repair of that equipment is a whole other deal. Also, I do have a significant ground and lightning abatement system connected to my equipment as well as full-time power management systems.
VK7COK Rating: 0/5 Feb 8, 2011 01:24 Send this review to a friend
RUBBISH  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I thought icom had used their brains when producing this radio, call it a dud but the screen no longer works, the dsp is crap i might aswell be listening on my pc-122 and the pwr output doesnt go past 70w, I simply threw the radio in the bin and flushed the pwr lead down the toilet, ABSOLUTE RUBBISH! I went back to my YAESU 1000MP what a delight to use, 5 STAR for that radio
VK7HDS Rating: 5/5 Feb 8, 2011 01:09 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic radio  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Great radio, DSP is fantastic, TX audio is great and brilliant bang for buck! 5/5
N0FPE Rating: 5/5 Jan 9, 2011 17:38 Send this review to a friend
good so far  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
i traded my TS-2000X for a nice ProII. I never used the VHF/UHF part of the 2000 so It was not a big change for me. So far i find the ProII to be a good fit. I am not a contester and work a lot of digitial modes. The Icom works well for my type of operations.
SM3LGO Rating: 4/5 Jan 9, 2011 11:00 Send this review to a friend
Good radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is a good radio, the only issue is (as many others report here) that the RX can't handle a crowded band with many strong signals very well. In extreme situations it sounds a bit as if you have the RX in the "AM" mode position... It doesn't matter much for me since I seldom do contests and I am never on the RX side of a pile-up. My main source of benchmark is an old Kenwood TS-450 which (although not considered a top RX), IMO still does better with strong signals. (That's on the other hand the only advantage of the 450...)

The radio's handling, menus etc is very easy and logical. The spectrum scope is mostly useful on 50MHz.

And, yes, the radio runs quite hot even in RX position as others have reported. Long RTTY TX makes it _really_ hot.

All in all, I don't need a better radio than this. I would definitely get one again today if I needed a new rig, but maybe not at the full price...
WA6MOW Rating: 5/5 Nov 17, 2010 06:32 Send this review to a friend
A Great Icom!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I recently purchased a K3 and the two radios sit side by side. The Pro2 hears as well as the K3 and when using the K3 I long for the band scope on my Pro2. I am not going to spend the ridiculous money for Elecraft's new scope. I previously owned a Pro3 and could never tell any difference between the 2 and 3 so I sold the 3 for almost double for what I paid for the 2! The Pro2 offers the most performance for the money and is a joy to use. Everything is laid out perfectly. If you can find one of these for around $1250, grab it. You won't be disappointed.
NM8D Rating: 5/5 Jul 14, 2010 23:57 Send this review to a friend
Its a Keeper  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Ive had my ProII for about a year now, stole it off ebay for $700.
It wouldnt transmit, did some research figured out that the autotuner had blown, so i bought it.
Sent it to the Icom repair station in SC, came back in 2 weeks with a $118 bill that included shipping.
Excellent Radio, i wouldnt sell it for anything less than a 7800
If you can find one of these , GET IT!!!!
The DSP is nice, the PBT is right on, and i turned mine up to 125 watts and mod it for 60 m.
I love it.

KM4TV Rating: 5/5 Nov 10, 2009 18:05 Send this review to a friend
Great Rig For The Money  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have had all of the 756PRO series radios, and to me the PROII is the best "bang for the buck", unless you can pick up a 756PROIII for a steal. The PROII used is going for around $1200 to $1400, and it is what I call a best buy! I find the performance of the PROII very close to a 756PROIII. So far mine is working great and sounds real nice on receive, it's a keeper!!
KC2GUY Rating: 5/5 Sep 4, 2009 01:38 Send this review to a friend
A Dependable,; Quality Work Horse  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had my Icom Pro II for over 5 years now, trouble free. If you look at the specs, the Pro II is FAR superior to the PRO, and keeps up with the PRO III. Perhaps the best buy in the used market today. If you are even thinking about purchasing one, go for it. Its a keeper, and a best buy today on the used market.
I cant comment on Icom service, as I have never needed it, and dont know anyone with a PRO series that has.

N6BOB Rating: 5/5 Sep 3, 2009 20:27 Send this review to a friend
The Finest Radio I have ever owned  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Having borrowed a friend's Pro 2 and loving the display, filters, all the positive comments I received on the transmit audio I decided to buy used one for myself.
I have been a ham for 49 years and had lots of good radios but this used Pro II is the best yet.
The notch filter and pass band filters are used daily and they work great. I can dig just about any signal out of all the crazy band noise. The rig keys my AMP just fine. When people open up their rigs to transmit out of the ham bands (CB use) and increase the power they do so at their own risk and should not blame anyone, suck it up and get it repaired and move on.
I bought the Icom PS used and it works great with the rig.
Thanks Icom.
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