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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | IC-PCR100 Help

Reviews Summary for IC-PCR100
IC-PCR100 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $310
Description: The PCR100 is a wideband computer controlled black box receiver that covers 10KHz to 1300MHz. Modes include AM (15/6 kHz), Wide-FM (230 kHz), Narrow-FM (15/6 kHz). 1000 Memories, Band Scope (non-realtime), Noise Blanker, AFC, Voice Scan Control, multiple scan types. A built-in speaker is provided. Jacks include: BNC antenna, mini stereo audio out, 12V power jack and DB-9F RS-232C.
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WD8AQS Rating: 4/5 Jul 13, 2007 18:46 Send this review to a friend
Good scanner/receiver for the price.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The Icom PCR100 seems to be a well rounded receiver that covers VLF, HF, VHF and UHF frequencies. It really shines in the higher frequency spectrum but its shortwave capabilities are surprisingly good.
It doesn't do SSB like its big brother, the PCR1000, but has many nice features like tone squelch, bandscope and many very good software control programs available for this receiver. I like the original Icom control best but if you are running Windows 2000 or above you will need to replace the RxBase.dll file with a newer one. I got a new file from the latest Icom PCR1000 control software.
Sensitivity is good below 30MHz using a 2M/440 mobile antenna, better using the supplied wire antenna. Receiver overloads easy with too much antenna on the lower frequencies. The attenuation button works great when needed but I like using a VHF antenna for both scanning and shortwave listening.
If you are looking for a black box receiver that just does HF then the Ten Tec RX320 is your best bet. If you like to listen to your local repeaters plus catch up on the world news on shortwave then this little receiver won't let you down. I often listen to the 3.880 and 3.885MHz AM frequencies with it.
Used prices seem to be in the 75 to 125 dollar range.
Overall a fun receiver and great scanner.

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