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Category: Microphones for ham radio

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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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2E0BTX Rating: 2011-03-15
lovely rich audio Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
Absolutly Brilliant audio reports im getting , instead of people asking me to speak closer to the microhone!.
Its well worth having this mod done,
Bob turned the mic around in just 10 days from the uk.
I now get better reports on fm and ssb with this mic than i do with the new SM-30 desk mic , Also the added weight in the mic makes it feel much better in the hand , just wish i had done this mod earlier its turned a great radio into a fantastic one Thanks again Bob !!!
N4YHC Rating: 2011-03-09
Excellent Modification Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I have had the mics on both my IC7000 and IC7200 modifief by Bob AB5N. As others have noted, the modified mic was received in a total of fives days - out in the mail on Monday and back Friday.

I have been extremely pleased with the mods. My radios sould better and I get rave reports. During the ARRL DX Contest, a station in Hondurs reported "that you are rattling my headphones" - sure propogation played a key, but 100W mobile to get that kind of report is remarkable. I am getting great reports on both SSB and FM.

I highly recommend Bob's service for these mics; a much simpler way to go compared to other equipment, equalizers, etc. for good audio.
W0LD Rating: 2010-11-08
Great Addition to the IC-7000 Time Owned: more than 12 months.
This is the best spent money on a mod. I have ever spent. Works great!
LU2AW Rating: 2010-11-08
A must for any 7000 owner... Time Owned: N.A.
Im VERY satisfied, not only for the results of this mod on my 7000 but also becase of Bob´s kindness and profesionalism.

I highly recommend this kit to anyone who owns a 7000, this little gem´s audio gets as good as all of us expected from such a rig.

Bob found the trick the japanese designers couldnt so far... Thanks Bob!

KB4BJM Rating: 2010-10-28
Very Happy! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I am very pleased with the entire mod and outstanding service...
K6MKF Rating: 2010-10-27
AB5N's Mic Mod Is Outstanding! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
It just doesn't get much better than this. Bob turned my mic around in about 4 days. I'd read the comments about the low audio output from the stock HM-151 and decided to send it to Bob for his mod. I measured the audio output at various settings before I sent it off. Sure enough, Bob's mod delivered everything he said it would. Money well spent - and Bob sent along helpful hints on TBW and FIL settings that got me set up quickly. Great email communication too. Highly recommended!
K6CMB Rating: 2010-09-07
Great Reports! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Turn around time five working days. Excellent reports. Thanks!
K0MAJ Rating: 2010-08-10
Great Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I sent it out on a Tuesday and got it back on Saturday. Great service.
NA0US Rating: 2010-07-07
A+++ Great!!! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Bob does a fantastic job upgrading this microphone. I love the IC7000, but with this mod, it makes a world of difference. Punching through the noise is a snap. Great turnaround time too. From the day the mic left my house to when it returned was 4 days - from Colorado. If you own an IC7000, you need to do this upgrade.
AE5DW Rating: 2010-06-04
Another satisfied customer! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
When I was researching the purchase of my IC-7000 I discovered Bob's mic mod. I watched all the videos, listened to his audio samples and read most of the reviews here. Less than a week after getting my 7000 the mic went to Bob for his magic.

I exchanged many friendly emails with Bob prior to sending him my mic. It was modded and sent back the same day it arrived and returned home a day sooner than scheduled. The audio reports have been nothing but spectacular!

If you have or are considering an IC-7000 you need this mod!