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Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held) | Icom ID-5100A Help

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K9MHZ  Rating: 5/5 Jul 10, 2014 13:57  Send this review to a friend!
Review of great radio, NOT the missing brackets, etc.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is a fabulous radio. I replaced a 2820 with this rig, and am I ever glad I did. It's lightyears ahead of the 2820 and very similar in design concept as the ID-51A handheld, although it does include quite a few more features.

While some (why is it always U.K. hams especially?) trash this radio and Icom because of lack of included brackets and mic plug-in point on the radio body rather than the control head, they're misleading the readership by steering them away from the tremendous capabilities of this new radio. Merely repeating those here is silly.....that information is readily available and better presented than I could ever do.

People fail to realize that all manufacturers do market surveying to find which way they can push new products. What Icom has found is that most hams do NOT mount their mobile radios in traditional ways, so they decided to test the waters with making the bracket an option. The pushback from the ham community was understandable and probably warranted....but trashing this rig in its own right due to the brackets issue is absolutely ridiculous.

I can recommend this rig without qualification to anyone. It's solid, classy, easy to use, and full of features.



 
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