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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | ICOM IC-751A Help

Reviews Summary for ICOM IC-751A
ICOM IC-751A Reviews: 115 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $1395 (Net Price) during 1991
Description: Medium size 100W HF rig. About 1986-93, no tuner.
Product is not in production.
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SV1AGK Rating: 5/5 Jun 3, 2019 09:13 Send this review to a friend
best receiver  Time owned: more than 12 months
best receiver from many modern transceivers
WQ7T Rating: 5/5 Mar 3, 2019 16:19 Send this review to a friend
Really nice recieve  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I finally scored one of these at a ham fest last year, and I love it! I did add the eprom battery mod immediately using two BR2325 cells with holders instead of the usual CR2032ís. Iíll eventually go for the PIEXX memory replacement though. The receive on this rig is so very nice and easy to listen to. I also like the fact that I donít have to worry about treading through menuís. I did take advantage of the fact that the 1st IF is tapped via a 2pf cap right from the factory and added a 70Mhz buffer amp to feed a Panadapter. That makes this rig even better and itís a joy to use! If you have the chance to get one of these rigs, go for it! I believe itís one of the best value older rigs out there!
K1PGS Rating: 5/5 Nov 20, 2018 01:40 Send this review to a friend
Great Radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
Just bought back my IC-751A from a good friend that purchased it from me 3 years ago. It took me a year to convince him to sell it back to me. I have the EPROM/RAMBOARD and the PIEXX UX-14 Plus installed. This is just an excellent radio. I have compared it to my IC-7300, FTdx3000 and my K3. The IC-751A holds it own against them. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it does not need them. If you get the chance to pick one up, do so. You will not be disappointed.
SV1AGK Rating: 5/5 Jan 25, 2018 09:45 Send this review to a friend
excellent  Time owned: more than 12 months
excellent receiver no any problems
K5QBX Rating: 5/5 Mar 10, 2017 10:09 Send this review to a friend
Great Older Rig  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have done a side by side comparison of the 751a with a 7410 using the same antenna with an A/B switch. Anything I can hear with the 7410 I can hear with the 751a. The 7410 has more bells and whistles, but the receivers are so close, there isn't any difference to speak of at my QTH. I use the rig mostly for SSB ragchew and DX and for that, it works really well. I have installed the PIEXX EEPROM to solve that issue before it became an issue. If you find one at a decent price, get's still a good buy and addition to one's shack...recommended without reservation for a new ham or as a backup rig.
W4IV Rating: 5/5 Nov 28, 2016 07:10 Send this review to a friend
GRAB ONE IF YOU CAN  Time owned: more than 12 months
I was looking for a project rig so I answered a craigslist add. I bought it on the spot. It needed a few repairs. I replaced the variable cap's in the PLL, and the memory battery. What a great old rig! It doesn't have any menus at all, all of the user controls are just that. Controls. Using a Heil mic with a #5 element, I always get positive audio reports. I was lucky to get the IC-SP3 speaker, and the IC-PS15 power supply with it. I use a external DSP-9+ unit with it, and the audio sounds wonderful. I don't see it leaving my shack any time soon. If you see a good one, grab it. You wont be sorry.
XE1HSR Rating: 5/5 Sep 13, 2016 21:59 Send this review to a friend
JUST, ONE OF THE BEST  Time owned: more than 12 months
OH1LA Rating: 5/5 Sep 3, 2016 14:47 Send this review to a friend
Great old TCVR  Time owned: more than 12 months
Hello everyone!
I really wanted to buy the transceiver IC-751A. The problem was that working was not for sale. I bought from the United States IC-751A referred to parts of the. It does not become effective. I bought a second Vietnam, which was partially right. Then I bought another one the front of the USA.
Combinations of these two I got one to work the radio IC-751A.
I must say that radio is a very demanding and need to have a lot of interest if the repair of the malfunctioning.
Nevertheless, in the end I got so good radio, it beats all my other radios!
I have 10 other HF radio, Newest:
IC-7300, FT-2000, TS-2000, FT-857D, FT-817ND, TS-870S, TS-430S, TS-830S, FT-101ZD and Uniden 2020.

After all, the other radios in many respects advanced, but the RX is the best IC-751A in. IC-7300 is a great novelty, but put it to work the IC-751A in the next and compares!
Also, the TS-870S is a tough game. However, everyone gets along.

73 de Pekka, OH1LA
YO3DS Rating: 5/5 May 26, 2015 22:11 Send this review to a friend
One of the best ICOMs  Time owned: more than 12 months

Along the years I owned most of the best of the big three (and not only) and couple of years ago I decided to get this radio and give it a go as it was one of the Icoms I didn't try. After reading lots of positive reviews about this highly praised, not to big but great transceiver, I knew that I had to have one. Eventually I got really lucky when I found this one. It didn't take much thinking so I bought it right on the spot. One of the latest serial numbers with the PBT control, the radio was in mint condition and fitted with the 500Hz, 2.0kHz, 2.6kHz filters and HM-12 original transceiver's hand mic. It also has fitted the EPROM mod and the UX14px computer interface from PIEXX.
After a year I sold it to a new fellow ham thinking a newer radio will be better for me, what a mistake! But I got lucky again when, after a while the guy wanted to try some other radio and asked me if I want it back. Course I got it back but this time for good.

So, two years later, after lots of use and comparisons I can state that, with proper settings and adjustments of the PBT and notch controls, this gem has one of the quietest receivers I've ever heard in many years of hamming. During this time, I had in the shack: Yaesu FT-1000D, FT-1000MP, Icom IC-781, Icom IC-760Pro (Japanese market version of IC-765) and a Kenwood TS-950SDX. I list all these transceivers that I had or have, just to explain that I had enough terms of comparison.
And the little Icom IC-751A stood up to every each of them, sometimes being better depending on settings or modes.
This is a quad stage IF radio, great audio on receive and super signal on transmit. With a steel case and metal die-cast front panel, Icom IC-751A is built like costs were no issue compared to today's so called "state of the art" plastic radios. It has a clean crisp receive signal with a lower noise floor than most of the newer gear. The only quieter receiver I've heard is the Flex 5000A. But that's SDR, PC based sort of a radio, a total different story. Quiet it may be but the sound is mushy, too digital and impersonal, every voice sounds nearly the same. Not to my liking.

In my opinion, no today's digital filters will match the chain of multi pole crystal filters a good analogue radio has. This is why I keep using analog gear. At least for the time being.

So, if you can find a clean, not abused IC-751A, buy it. You will be nicely surprised. But be careful, there is an earlier version of 751 which is not the ď AĒ, avoid that one as it is known for issues.

My ICOM IC-751A is a great serious HF transceiver and I don't see myself part with it no matter what.

73 de YO3DS, Mihai
W5MSV Rating: 5/5 May 26, 2015 11:08 Send this review to a friend
Great radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
Ive had this radio since 2007 and it has been one of the sweetest deals I gotten. I spend 99% of the time on cw (.7 on digital and .3 on ssb)and always get good reports. You can't go wrong with icoms flagship of the early '90's. I've had all the mods, so this is a winner.
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