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Reviews For: ICOM IC-207H

Category: Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held)

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Review Summary For : ICOM IC-207H
Reviews: 46MSRP: 299.99
mobile dual band radio
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KC2HHY Rating: 2002-11-25
Good Value !! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've owned my 207h for about 1 1/2 years. Great Tx and Rx audio. I've never received a poor Tx audio report. It handles intermod pretty well. Easy to read display and programming is typical and consistent with other ICOMs (which means if you are used to ICOM and their submenus that's fine). For the price it does what it is supposed to do. My only complaint is that the microswitch on the PTT went bad and a replacement mic is an expensive proposition to replace. I use my 207h alot and maybe I just plain wore it out. It worked out that I got a great deal on an HM90a that has served me well since.
AA7EX Rating: 2002-11-02
good radio Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Good Radio only complaints are that the mic is too hot and picks up too much background noise I was told there was a mic gain adj on the inside of the radio but i dont want to open it. also if it was a true dual band i could listen on both freqs and cross band rpt so far so good I have the detachable remote mounted head and it is very conveinent
KG4GFI Rating: 2002-07-07
Great Unit! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've had my ICOM IC-207H for about 3 years now and have been very pleased with it. It sees plenty of use as I use it trucking all over the country. Does very well with the intermod in urban areas. A good well built unit in my opinion. No complaints here.
K5RWS Rating: 2002-07-01
Another great Icom Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
About two weeks ago while in Phoenix visiting family we bought my wife, KD5JNV, a new Jeep Liberty, (the very LAST thing we expected to do!). Of course a new vehicle requires a new radio, especially considering how long we keep vehicles, (forever, it seems like!). Went to HRO-Phoenix, my favorite spot in Phoenix and bought a new IC-207H and seperation kit. Got the radio installed with the seperation kit and it works great. Rx is great with no noticable intermod, and I really like the Icom feature of attenuation in the last 1/3 of the squelch. Tx audio is also very good. This mic didn't require the mod my 2710 and first 207 needed. Looks like Icom was paying attention and fixed this. (Are you listening Yaesu?!?!?!) This radio replaced, gladly, a FT-90 in my wifes trade-in. The FT-90 is, in my opinion, a BLOODY DISASTER !!! FT-90 display near impossible to see in bright light, IC-207 very easy to see in same light. Rx in FT-90 non-existant in some memory channels requiring the use of the VFO to hear common frequencies, no such trouble with the IC-207. On low power the FT-90 would heat up and start shutting down even during very short QSO's, RF deck installed in trunk and Control trunk and Control Head in front, IC-207 on Mid-Hi gets slightly warm to the touch after extended QSO's.
This is my second IC-207H, traded the first to a friend who installed it in his wifes SUV and she will never get rid of it either.
I'd buy another IC-207H in a heartbeat if I had a need. I'll NEVER look at another FT-90. Selling the FT-90 for parts, that's the best I can tell a buyer in good concience.
Enough said !!!
KG4SJO Rating: 2002-05-24
great rig! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I love it. Its easy to learn how to use but an alfanumeric dislpay would be nice. I get great audio reports on tx and the audio is loud and clear on rx as well. I have it directly hooked to the battery and no altenator whine. On other radios I've owned I had to make the ground as short as possible to keep the noise down. But I don't with this one. It may just be the car I drive or something. I would definatly recommend. HRO told me to get this one over the Kenwood G707. It doesn't have the big huge screen but you will have no problem reading it. It doesn't have the cross band repeat but for someone like me I could care less. I never use that option. And I've had many close hams have to keep sending their kenwoods in for service. I was shocked I'm have always been a kenwood lover but I'm glad I chose this little rig.
SV1ENS Rating: 2002-05-24
Good solid radio Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I got my 207 on a hamfest new from the dealer, it's now installed in my cars trunk with the contol head hidden in the unused front ash tray (I'm a non smoker).
The radio is a good entry level dual band mobile, sensitivity, selectivity and audio are good, the controls on the microphone are helpfull when the control head is more than an arms length away. The separation cable is overpriced and the computer interface should have been made available on the control head, now if one wants to connect a computer on the radio they needs to disonnect the separation cable from the radios body for the connection, this can be a realy pain when the radio is installed in a hard to get position.
In general I'm happy with 207, although an alfanumeric display would be nice.