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Old 07-22-2009, 5:46 PM
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Default Icom IC-7200

Just wondering if anyone has an Icom IC-7200 and what their thoughts of it are ?

I am thinking about buying one .. but want to get some feedback first.

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Old 07-22-2009, 6:46 PM
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IC-7200 reviews at
ICOM IC-7200 Product Reviews

I don’t have the 7200 but…
I was going to suggest spending another $100 and getting the IC-746 PRO. I went to copy the link to paste here
and see the $200 promotion has expired. These were just on sale at for $1150. They are still on sale,
$300 Icom coupon, for $1350 and you get a free PS-125 power supply. If you already have a power supply, sell the
PS-125 and knock another $200 off the price.
This rig has been around a while now and all the problems you will read about were on early production models and
“should” have been fixed at Icom by now.
I have had my 746, non pro, for 9 years now and have not had a single problem with it.
Icom IC-746 Pro Amateur Transceiver IC746 pro
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Old 07-23-2009, 9:22 PM
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Thanks .. I will see what I can do. I live in Canada so I am looking at probably 40% more than the prices in the US.

NOTE .. I just looked and I am looking at 1250$ for the 7200 and 1750$ for the 746Pro. So 500$ difference.

We up here just don' t ever seem to get any deals. *sigh*
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Old 01-19-2010, 9:07 AM
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7200 is an outstanding radio in it's class. I've owned one for 11 months... continued to be amazed at how good the receiver section is. I also have a IC-756 Pro III and while I enjoy it's performance, I seem to like using the 7200 a little more. If you are looking for HF-6 meters only, the 7200 is a great starter. For those involved in portable/ecomm use, it fits the bill perfectly! Is built like a tank and the looks are as good as the performance! Saturday last, made contacts in 22 states and 4 countries in 1.5 hours all running 100 watts and a G5RV set as an inverted-V with the apex at 13'. I was running portable at the ranch and had a little down time allowing me to get on the air. Bottom line.... get one you won't regret it! Cheers, Bill W5WDV
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