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Review Summary For : Icom IC-3PE
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Heavy duty regulated 3 amp power supply with built-in speaker
Product is in production
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KE2GE Rating: 2018-10-26
Excellent supply for QRP Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I obtained this nice power supply/speaker at a hamfest several years ago. Now approaching 40 years old, it is excellent for powering my IC-703+ in my shack, when I'm not operating portable. The quality front firing speaker is much better than the small one in my rig. Even today, this unit holds its own, well designed and thought out. Grab one if you can!
K7VO Rating: 2004-01-27
Nice sounding speaker, good supply, built to last Time Owned: more than 12 months.
The IC-3PE is a power supply Icom marketed back in the very late '70s and early '80s to match their then current 10W VHF/UHF mobile rigs. Rigs that fit on top included the IC-280, IC-245, IC-24E, IC-22U, IC-22S, IC-22A, IC-22, IC-20, IC-230, IC-220, IC-30A, IC-30, IC-320, and IC-60. However, that top surface is also a perfect place to set a Yaesu FT-817 for base use. I'm using mine to power a trio of old Icom VHF SSB/CW portables: the IC-502, IC-202, and IC-302.

For a 3 amp supply this thing is big and very heavy by today's standards. The speaker is decent sized and provides nice audio, and is a big improvement over the tiny little speakers in my old Icom portables or in today's QRP rigs like the FT-817. The unit is solid metal and built to last. It's got nice, big terminal screws in the back as well as a jack for audio in.

For QRP base operation I can't think of a better station accessory. Great supply, great speaker, and truly microscopic prices (typically $10-$30) on the used market depending on condition. Highly recommended for the QRPer or if you have one of those vintage Icom mobiles.