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Review Summary For : AB5N - Icom HM-151 - IC-7000 mic. modification
Reviews: 161MSRP: 39.50
Modification to the Icom HM-151 hand microphone that comes with the Icom IC-7000. This mod fixes the poor FM audio that this microphone and radio combination has from the factory. The modification replaces the mic element and a capacitor, adds a shaped acoustic foam shell, widens the mic opening, adds a wind screen (pop filter) and a 1oz weight to the microphone shell.
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K5JZ Rating: 2008-04-24
As good as it gets! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Bob AB5N is an honest man and his service is fantastic. His word is Gold and his mod is Platinum!

George K5JZ
M3VRV Rating: 2008-04-24
ab5n mic mod Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Hi just thought i would write a report on this fantastic mic mod. My radio is yes an icom-7000 which like everybody's, had low audio. HAD low audio, the only problem you have got really is how fast can you get the mod from AB5N, Which is very fast, So if you own an ic-7000 AB5N Bob is your only hope ................. appreciate the rig mod the mic.ITS THAT EASY.5/5.73's.M3VRV.
KT9C Rating: 2008-04-06
Great worthwhile mod Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I really like the IC-7000 but the mic was not up to a standard I thought I would get from a $1300 radio. I read about the AB5N mod and decided to try it. It was sent out and returned within 3 days...what a difference! On FM it sounded much better than before and on SSB I could run the mic gain down around 50% without the comp on. This is a worthwhile mod....although I hope Icom takes a note from this. You make some good rigs but don't sell great radios with crap mics!
K7PWR Rating: 2008-03-12
Great Transaction! ***** Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
This is a "Must Have" Upgrade to any Ic-7000 Microphone. This Man is a true electronics Marvel who understands the problem, and fixed Icom's well known low audio microphone. He is well known in the business for his many years of devoted time on working with high end commercial equipment. He knows his stuff, and is a very friendly man with nothing but professional business ethics. All i got left to say is ***** HE DONE ME RIGHT***** Thanks Bob!!! Sincerely, Karl Lehmann from Seattle WA. K7PWR Can I rate ya a 10???
N7JGN Rating: 2008-03-10
Great Modification Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I read several reviews of Bob's (AB5N) mod for the HM-151 Mic that comes stock with the Icom 7000.. I decided to take a chance and have my Mic modified by him.. what a difference.. Now I am not under modulated and the audio is awesome on all the reports I get..FM,SSB and AM.. His mod lit up my Radio.. If you own a IC 7000, you need to send your Mic to Bob..FAST service..I sent it to him on Monday and had it back on Friday.. Fantastic turn around.. 30 yr Ham here telling you this..
KF4LYU Rating: 2008-02-21
Two thumbs up,,,EXCELLENT !!! Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Great communication,,Great modification, Great guy to deal with.

If you go all out and buy such a great radio as the IC 7000,,You definitly need this mic mod.

money well spent.

Thanks Bob (AB5N)

K3GM Rating: 2008-02-16
Outstanding in every way Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Sounds great, feels better (weighted option), customer service is outstanding. Bob actually answers his e-mail, and communicates with you throughout the process....imagine that! ;-)
K0FTC Rating: 2008-02-16
Outstanding in every way Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I've got to agree with reviewers here. From start to finish, excellent communication, you know when the mike is there and when it leaves. And it does not stay anywhere for very long - extremely fast service - you can send your mike and have it back within a week including the shipping! Friendly service and very competent. From the outside you can't tell he's been on the inside, except for a tiny bag of parts he needs to remove/replace. Mike works great!
AE5EH Rating: 2008-02-15
Worth twice the price! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I heard so much about this mod on the HM-151 mic that when I got my 7000 I didn't even take it out of the box until I got the mic modded by Bob Nagy.

Very good mod. I told Bob he should charge more, but he said he wanted to make the mod an easy decision. For me it would have been if it cost twice as much.

The mic left my house in Dallas, TX on Wed-UPS gnd, got to Bob in Hot Springs, AR Thursday, Bob received it and finished it sent it back UPS gnd same day, I got it Friday morning (today). I looked at the notes Bob sent for mic gain. The radios defaults worked fine. Couldn't be more pleased.

Best service I've received from anybody for anything in a long, long time. Mark up another 5/5 for AB5N - Icom 7000 mic. modification.

Good job Bob!!
W8SPM Rating: 2008-02-10
Great Modification Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I will Update my former review! I cannot say enough of the Improvement to the Audio of the Icom HM-151 microphone!
I e-mailed Bob Nagy several times before sending him my microphone! He e-mailed me to let me know the microphone had been mailed back to me and when I received it in the mail it was well packed!
Anyone having a IC-7000 should consider this modification to their IC-151 microphone! The improvement is Great! I get lots of compliments on the audio of my radio !

Sam W8SPM-Parkersburg,WV

Earlier 5-star review posted by W8SPM on 2008-01-13

My call was formerly KD8BC and callsign change 12-29-07 to W8SPM . This is a update to my former review ! I have used the microphone for a couple of weeks and can't say enough positive to to the improvement !
Bob e-mailed me several times before I sent him the microphone ! Also let me know when it was mailed back !
Anyone that has the IC-7000 should consider having this done ! The audio Quality is Great and I have got many audio compliments on the air !

Sam W8SPM-Parkersburg,WV