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Icom 700/800 MHz portable

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No, but I'd be interested in looking at those.

I've been asking them at IWCE the last couple of years about if/when they'd enter the 800MHz market. Glad to see they did. Competition is always a good thing.
 
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Was hoping they would come out with a multi-band product line. There is a huge demand for that.
 
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My vendor told me he will have a handful of 7000 demos in about a month. Shouldn't be a whole lot longer.

And yes, I am told prices will be on the low end of the spectrum. No clue if they have even created a system key for them yet.
 
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I’ve got the price sheets for the VHF/UHF models and was told the 800 MHz version would be similarly priced but that was a year or so ago.


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If you're wanting to monitor a 7/800 P25 trunked system you'll need a system key as the radio will affiliate.
 
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If you're wanting to monitor a 7/800 P25 trunked system you'll need a system key as the radio will affiliate.

Well, I thought system keys are a file you need saved on your computer to make the programming software let you program the radio, regardless of whether the radio auto-affiliates. It would be nice if there was also an option to make it not auto-affiliate/login.
 
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Well, I thought system keys are a file you need saved on your computer to make the programming software let you program the radio, regardless of whether the radio auto-affiliates. It would be nice if there was also an option to make it not auto-affiliate/login.
Not how it works with all vendors. Icom has both hardware and software keys they only release to the system owner after a request on agency letter head.
They aren't interested in selling radios to hobbyists to use as scanners. Only Relm has the KNG series which don't require a system key or any hacking to program a KNG series receive only.
 
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